FESTIVAL WATCH | Do Division Announces Lineup

By: Alex Wood

Do Division Festival takes over Ukrainian Village for a weekend every summer, featuring sidewalk vendors and two stages of live music, with artists booked by Empty Bottle and Subterranean.

This year’s festival will take place June 2-4 on Division Street between Damen and Leavitt, and the majority of the music lineup was announced Thursday.

Highlights include headlining sets by the fantastic, 60s-inspired garage-rockers Shannon & The Clams and recently reunited Chicago band The Ponys.

However, there are hidden gems within the announced acts.

Boss Hog will perform, a blues-rock duo featuring Jon Spencer of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Heavy Trash fame.

Chicago post-rock band RLYR will also perform, featuring members of Pelican and Russian Circles.

Psychedelic fans will find much to love in Brazilian band Boogarins, and electronic post-punk oddballs ADULT. will guarantee an interesting live show. Fans of folk music would be wise to check out talented Brooklyn singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling.

Read the full lineup below, and watch videos of our top picks for the festival weekend.


Damen Stage (East) – Programmed by Empty Bottle:

The Ponys


Black Marble

Boss Hog




Leavitt Stage (West) – Programmed by Subterranean

Shannon & The Clams

Lucky Boys Confusion




Christopher Paul Stelling


Shannon & The Clams: 

The Ponys:

Boss Hog: 



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