It’s officially festival season, and while we may still have to deal with a few more weeks of some rain and wind, we can be sure that this spring and summer will be filled with some amazing concerts and performances! The lineup for the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival has just been announced and is promising some major moments for the three-day event this summer.
The legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline Day 3 with a special performance honoring the 20th anniversary of her classic album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The roster for Sunday, July 22nd also includes DRAM, Noname, Smino, Ravyn Lenae, Chaka Khan and more.
Earlier in the weekend, Syd, Earl Sweatshirt, Saba, and others will perform Friday while Blood Orange, Kelela, Moses Sumney, Raphael Saadiq and more take on Saturday.
This performance, in particular, is special for Ms. Lauryn because it is the 20th Anniversary of her first and only album. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill sold more than 8 million copies in the United States alone, according to the RIAA. The album won two Grammy’s in 1999 as well as multiple Billboard, Soultrain, and NAACP awards in the same year.
In recent years, Ms. Lauryn Hill has had a hard time in the industry, which left her unable to perform many of her songs in its original arrangements. However, like the true artist she is, she has found ways to still perform her classic hits in different arrangements while still connecting with her audience, just as she did in the 90’s. It will definitely be exciting to see how she performs her songs this time around!
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