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Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar To Headline Pitchfork Music Fest

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 14, 2014 6:35PM

Kendrick Lamar will close Pitchfork July 20. (Photo credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

This should have you anticipating summer even more. Pitchfork announced their headliners and first round of artists for its annual music festival, July 18-20 at Union Park, and dare we say we're stoked once again to melt in the midsummer sun.

Beck will headline July 18, Neutral Milk Hotel headlines July 19 and Kendrick Lamar closes the festival July 20. There's something for everyone with these headliners. Beck, at this stage in his career, is in that space between "elder statesman" and "legacy act" although his musical explorations don't fully confine him in either category. Neutral Milk Hotel has always been a constant presence in our musical library with their jangly melodies and literate lyrics. The white hot Lamar, fresh off a Grammy snub and an apology by Macklemore, may be one of Pitchfork's best gets ever and won't inspire the hand-wringing R. Kelly did closing last year's festival.

Passes and single-day tickets to this year's festival are already on sale. Below is the lineup as it now stands.

July 18
Giorgio Moroder
Sun Kil Moon
Factory Floor
Death Grips
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten

July 19:
Neutral Milk Hotel
Mas Ysa
Pusha T
The Range
Circulatory System
The Julie Ruin

July 20:
Kendrick Lamar
Wild Beasts