Pitchfork Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesIllinois
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Chicago, Illinois USA
Festival Contact Information

Pitchfork Music Festival
Pitchfork Media
W. North Avenue, No. 2
Chicago, Illinois 60622 USA
Fax: (01) 773-395-5992
Email: info@pitchforkmusicfestival.com

Festival Description

The Pitchfork Music Festival takes place at Union Park in Chicago. The three-day event showcases a variety of cutting-edge, global performers on three stages in one of the most comfortable and positive festival environments in the country, all brought to fans at a fraction of the price of any other nationally renowned music festival. In previous years, the Pitchfork Music Festival has provided a diverse audience the opportunity to see performances by some of the world’s most innovative and flourishing young acts, often acting as a barometer for what will be popular in the coming years, while also presenting a wide range of internationally renowned and beloved acts.

An independently run, consistently sold-out event, the Pitchfork Music Festival attracts 50,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 11 countries. In addition to presenting an outstanding musical line-up at a reasonable price, the festival also offers a vast array of other activities for attendees to enjoy. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest not only supports local businesses and the local economy, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole.

The Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris took place for the first time in October 2011. For more information visit http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/7064.html

Festival Dates July 19 - 21, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Björk
  • R. Kelly
  • Belle & Sebastian
  • MIA
  • Joanna Newsom
  • Solange
  • The Breeders
  • Yo La Tengo
  • Lil B
  • Swans
  • Toro Y Moi
  • Savages Rustie
  • Low
  • El-P
  • Killer Mike
  • Wire
  • …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
  • Chairlift
  • Foxygen
  • Phosphorescent
  • Sky Ferreira
  • Glass Candy
  • Woods
  • Andy Stott
  • Mikal Cronin
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Autre Ne Veut
  • Evian Christ
  • Ryan Hemsworth
  • Waxahatchee
  • Parquet Courts
  • Angel Olsen
  • Julia Holter
  • Pissed Jeans
  • Trash Talk
  • Merchandise
  • Metz
  • Blood Orange
  • White Lung
  • KEN Mode
  • Tree
  • Daughn Gibson
  • Frankie Rose
  • DJ Rashad


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Practical Info:

  • Union Park
    1501 W. Randolph Street
    Chicago, Illinois


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