Pitchfork Chicago, IL
July 15-17, 2016
Alternative / Dance / Hip Hop
Pitchfork Music Festival conjures up all manner of alt-rock, rap, electronica and hip hop, among other vibes. Chicago's Union Park plays host to this crazy mid-summer fest for enthusiasts.
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The Pitchfork Music Festival is an annual summer music festival organized by Pitchfork Media and held in Union Park in Chicago, IL. The festival, which is normally held over three days in July, focuses primarily on artists and bands from alternative rock, rap & hip-hop, electronica, and dance music, although it has also included acts from hardcore punk, experimental/avant-garde rock and jazz in its lineups.
In addition to music, the Pitchfork Festival also includes food, beverages, art, and gig posters from local, regional, and national vendors. The Pitchfork Festival also hosts a record fair that is organized and managed by CHIRP Radio, a Chicago community radio station.
The 2015 lineup included Chvrches, Steve Gunn, Iceage, iLoveMakonnen, Tobias Jesso Jr., Mac Demarco, Ought, Panda Bear, Natalie Prass, Jessica Pratt, Ryley Walker, Wilco, ASAP Ferg, Bully, Ex Hex, Future Brown, Future Islands, Jimmy Whispers, Vic Mensa, Mr Twin Sister, The New Pornographers, Parquet Courts, Ariel Pink, Protomartyr, Ratatat, Shamir, Sleater-Kinney, Towkio, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Bitchin Bajas, Caribou, Chance the Rapper, Clark, A. G. Cook, Courtney Barnett, How to Dress Well, Jamie xx, The Julie Ruin, Madlib & Freddie Gibbs, Mourn, Perfume Genius, Run the Jewels, Single Mothers, Todd Terje & The Olsens, Viet Cong, Waxahatchee.
Pitchfork music festival, now in its eighth year, is produced by the people behind the indie-rock bastion Pitchfork Media—essentially, a music festival put on by people who frequent Read More...