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July in Chicago is a good month to be a music fan, as over 50,000 young, devoted music lovers take over Chicago’s Union Park for three days of alternative rock, rap & hip-hop, electronica, and dance music. Normally taking... ... read more

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Pitchfork Music Festival Description

Pitchfork Music Festival - Music Festival in Chicago.

July in Chicago is a good month to be a music fan, as over 50,000 young, devoted music lovers take over Chicago’s Union Park for three days of alternative rock, rap & hip-hop, electronica, and dance music.

Normally taking place on a consecutive Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Pitchfork Music Festival became an instant hit when the first one kicked off in 2006, attracting a huge variety of bands like Guided by Voices, Neko Case, Das Racist, The National, and Spoon.

Other past performers at the Pitchfork Music Festival included Pavement, Modest Mouse, Girl Talk, Os Mutantes, Big Boi, and many more.

Roughly 50 acts usually make up the long lineup of Pitchfork Music Festival performers, so the park regularly overflows with thousands of rollicking music fans of all stripes during each of the three days.

Pitchfork Music Festival tickets are normally $45/day for general, standing-room only admission, with three-day passes also available.

Tickets routinely sell out fast for the Pitchfork Music Festival, so those who can’t get a ticket will have to make do with the live streaming of the event on YouTube – just search for Pitchfork.tv.

The party also continues after the festival, with after-parties scheduled each night at venues such as Lincoln Hall and Bottom Lounge.

Pitchfork Music Festival User Comments

Chris M. Aug 9, 2012
Pitchfork never disappoints, it has been consistently great. I've been 3 or 4 times since it started and seen some great performances from bands I love and ones that I had never heard of. Unlike Lollapalooza, the venue is small enough to not be overwhelming and yet still host 3 different stages. Union Park is a little out of the way but you can take the el or easily ride your bike (spots to lock your bike will fill quickly and you may have to get creative). Some highlights over the years include: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - playing for what, at the time, must have been the largest crowd they had seen. The band looked almost terrified and nervous at the start of the set but fed off the energy of everyone singing along and seemed to gain confidence with every song. By the end they were just killing it and clearly having the time of their lives. Wavves - playing his first show since having a meltdown in Europe and storming off stage. Notable only in that it was uneventful and he just played a solid set and confirmed that we was not just a flash in the pan...we'll see if it lasts though. Spoon - Awesome anytime you see them Matt & Kim - Brought the party from the first notes of 'Daylight' and got everyone jumping up and down despite the intense heat Ghostface and Raekwon - Very slowly came around to the fact that the crowd of white hipsters could actually get into the music and knew the lyrics. I didn't, but everyone around me did and it was awesome. The National - Boxer had just come out so the set was fairly subdued until they exploded with Mr. November as the sun was setting and the place reignited after a hot day. Also great: M83, The Walkmen, LCD Soundsystem, Hold Steady, so many more...

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