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Pitchfork Music Festival 2018

  • Chicago, United States
  • 20-22 July 2018
  • Alternative
  • Electronic
  • Indie
  • +3
Pitchfork Music Festival 2018
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Putting music's zeitgeist on display

Pitchfork Music Festival is an alternative music festival in Chicago. An online magazine covering the vanguard of the music scene, Pitchfork and its festival are about artistic ingenuity. 

In keeping with this approach, the festival's lineup is a mixture of legendarily influential acts and fresh youngsters bursting onto the scene. 

Taking over the spacious Union Park for the three day affair and known for its open and energetic atmosphere, Pitchfork Music Festival is music nerd heaven.

Headliners

  • Tame Impala
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Ms. Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance)
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Chaka Khan
  • The War on Drugs
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Blood Orange

Lineup


  • Tame Impala
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Mount Kimbie
  • Julien Baker
  • Lucy Dacus
  • Melkbelly
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
  • Big Thief
  • Syd
  • Julie Byrne
  • Open Mike Eagle
  • The Curls
  • Saba


  • Fleet Foxes
  • The War on Drugs
  • Raphael Saadiq
  • Blood Orange
  • This Is Not This Heat
  • Kelela
  • Moses Sumney
  • Girlpool
  • Zola Jesus
  • Berhana
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  • Circuit Des Yeux
  • Paul Cherry


  • Ms. Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance)
  • Chaka Khan
  • DRAM
  • Kelly Lee Owens
  • Irreversible Entanglements
  • (Sandy) Alex G
  • Japandroids
  • Ravyn Lenae
  • Smino
  • Kweku Collins
  • Noname
  • Alex Cameron
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

Union Park is a refreshing, green expanse at the heart of Chicago that is transformed each year into this festival hotspot with stunning cityscape backdrops.


Address

Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States

FAQs

BY PLANE:

The nearest airport is Chicago Midway Airport (MDW. From here you can take a train towards La Salle/Van Buren and get off at Ashland Lake (10 minutes) before walking to the festival (2 minutes).

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Union Park is at the heart of Chicago and therefore easy to reach by public modes of transport.

A valid government-issued photo ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages on the festival grounds. Attendees will need to show their ID to festival security personnel in order to receive a wristband that will allow them to purchase alcohol. Sales of alcohol will end promptly at 9:30 pm. There are NO REFUNDS for unused beverage tickets.

Please keep in mind that there will be absolutely no re-entry into the festival.

Lost and Found is located in the will call trailer on Ashland Avenue. You can pick up lost and found items at Union park for one week after the festival.

All attendees will be searched upon entering the festival grounds. The following items will not be allowed: Tents, flags, lounge chairs, musical instruments, knives or other weapons, video cameras, audio recording devices, professional cameras (NO cameras with detachable lenses), selfie sticks, pets, food, beverages (other than sealed bottled water), drugs or drug paraphernalia.

PMF works hard to accommodate the dietary needs and preferences of all our guests. One third of festival food vendors present menus that provide gluten-free and vegan options. If your dietary needs are extraordinary, please see information about medical needs.

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