The Pitchfork Music Festival is organized and run by Pitchfork Media. Pitchfork Media is known for its online presence promoting new and old “indie” bands of a variety of genres. From the get-go, the event drew some of the music industry’s favorite artists. Performers from Grizzly Bear and Yoko Ono to Carly Rae Jepsen and Chvrches are footholds in the talent-filled lineups. Visitors are sure to see many of their favorite bands as well as discover new favorites.
Each year, the event has some sort of special addition. In 2009, a “Write the Night: Set Lists by Request” event was held where all of the performing bands played sets of songs voted for online. In 2010, there was a stand-up comedy stage. You never know what unique concept will lace the experience year after year.
Pitchfork is one of the most popular music events held in the United States. Tickets go on sale early in the year, but three day passes usually sell out within a month. Single day tickets are also available. The prices for the festival’s tickets are some of the most affordable, but the high demand requires you to get yours as early as possible.
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What You Need to Know
Pitchfork is held in Chicago’s Union Park, northwest of the city center. There are two entrance gates – on one the west side of the park and one on the south. There is no parking at the festival, so it’s best to rely on public transportation. Union Park is accessible by the Pink and Green train lines, the Ashland #9 and Madison #20 buses, and by bike. There is a provided biking lot for those who ride to the event.
Pitchfork also takes pride in its accessibility. All facilities are usable by all patrons and visitors. There are ramps from sidewalks to the streets, ADA restrooms, and an ADA entrance. There are also designated viewing platforms at the two main stages.
There are some rules and regulations to be aware of when attending. Children under the age of ten are free when accompanying an adult – a great family-friendly feature. You are not allowed to bring in outside food or beverages, except for two sealed bottles of water. Additionally, you cannot bring in tents or umbrellas, coolers, large bags, sports equipment, chairs or hammocks, or drones. Pitchfork is committed to maintaining its carefully curated experience for all attendees and seek to provide all that you’ll need for the best festival experience.
The Pitchfork Experience
TimeOut.com describes the Pitchfork Music Festival as “a laid-back weekend of musical discovery…that showcases rising bands, underground legends and mainstream performers with strong independent roots.” Artists from Bjork to R. Kelly headline the event with a strong support cast of bands like The War on Drugs and The New Pornographers. Music lovers of all tastes are sure to have a great and relaxing time.
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