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The Mountain Goats Will Headline This Year's Wicker Park Fest

By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on May 24, 2016 5:40PM

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The Mountain Goats will headline Wicker Park Fest this year, the festival announced Tuesday. Three other headliners were also announced: Rocket from the Crypt, Alvvays and Pup.

This year's fest, the 13th annual street festival held in rapidly changing Wicker Park, will run July 23 and 24 on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and Paulina Street. There will be three stages with "continuous" live shows at the fest, according to Tuesday's announcement, as well as performance art, food and children's entertainment.

The Mountain Goats' show at the fest (where the recommended entry donation is $10) will come after they play a sold-out show at Wicker Park's Subterranean on July 22. That show will kick off the band's fall tour, titled, Moutain Goat-ishly, "We Who Walk Behind the Rows."

The band, led by singer-songwriter John Darnielle, released their fifteenth album in 2015: Beat the Champ, an album about wrestling.

Check out our gallery of the most fashionable humans (and dogs) at last year's Wicker Park Fest.