Pitchfork’s Midwinter Set To Brighten February

Pitchfork is bringing a new music festival to Chicago during the worst time of year. Midwinter, which takes place February 15-17 at the Art Institute in downtown Chicago. The three-day event will bring together progressive artists and pair it with iconic works of art. Distributed throughout the Art Institute it will feature more than 30 musical acts, produced by Pitchfork, performing next to masterpieces from the Art Institute’s collection. While this sounds like an exclusive, high-art event they are bringing out a good amount of hip hop; you can catch Joey Purp, Mykki Blanco, Madison McFerrin, Sudan Archives (who’s on Stone’s Throw) and JPEGMAFIA throughout the weekend. Check out the full line-up below.

In addition to the live performances, Midwinter will feature original gallery soundscape compositions from Nico Muhly, Tashi Wada & Julia Holter, Stars of the Lid, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Midori Takada, Visible Cloaks, Helado Negro and Ilyas Ahmed.

Pitchfork Radio will also broadcast live from Midwinter. Attendees can sit in on artist interviews, enjoy intimate performances, and listen to deep cuts from rare vinyl collections and playlists curated by Pitchfork editors.

Tickets for Midwinter start at $50 per day for a single night general admission ticket, which includes access to The Art Institute of Chicago’s collection, select musical performances, gallery soundscapes, and live recordings of Pitchfork Radio. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for special add-on performances starting at $15. Tickets are selling fast so get them now at http://midwinter.pitchfork.com/.

For more information on Midwinter, including lineup schedules, event news, and the latest updates, visit http://midwinter.pitchfork.com/, and follow @pitchfork @pitchforkfest #MidwinterChicago.

Stephen Kaplan