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Published: 2013/02/01

R. Kelly, Bjork and Belle & Sebastian to Headline Pitchfork Festival

R. Kelly, Bjork and Belle & Sebastian will headline the annual Pitchfork Music Festival. The traditionally indie-focused event will take place at Chicago’s Union Park from July 19-21. The festival’s full lineup, which will include dozens of acts, will be announced over the coming weeks. While Bjork and Belle & Sebastian are in line with the festival’s indie-rock focus, R & B singer R. Kelly is a surprising move for the usually hipster-focused musical event.

The festival is offering a special layaway program that allows fans to purchase the pass in three installments. In addition to its musical offerings, the Pitchfork Music Festival also features a wide array of other activities. The fest not only supports local businesses and economy with its 50 individual vendors and specialty fairs, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole to its 50,000 attendees of all ages from all over the world.

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fact check February 1, 2013, 13:03:26

Correction: Hipsters love R. Kelly. It’s ironic.

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