The Pitchfork Music Festival has announced a portion of its 2012 lineup, highlighted by Vampire Weekend, Feist, Hot Chip and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Vampire Weekend first played at the fest back in 2008. The Columbia University alums have been working on their follow-up to 2010's 'Contra,' which debuted at No. 1. Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Feist, electronic indie group Hot Chip and experimental rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be making their first appearances at Pitchfork.

The rest of the confirmed performers are AraabMUZIK, A$AP Rocky, The Field, Liturgy, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Tim Hecker, and Willis Earl Beal.

Unlike some other music festivals, which announce the bulk of their lineups upfront, Pitchfork tends to roll out its lineup in waves. More headliners and at least 30 additional acts will be added to the roster by the time the annual event takes places in Chicago's Union Park on July 13-15. Last year's lineup included Animal Collective, Neko Case, TV On the Radio, Fleet Foxes and Deerhunter.

Tickets go on sale on March 9. Three-day passes remain $110 for the second year in a row, while individual day tickets are $45.