Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago

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Pitchfork Music Festival is a three-day event showcasing over 40 of independent music’s best artists/bands over three stages. With so many blockbuster festival gouging their attendees out of absolutely obscene sums of money, only to confine them in uncomfortable, tight spaces and skimp on basic necessities,

Rumours

2013: Time Out Chicago predict Death Grps, AlunaGeorge, Jessie Ware and The Breeders may be considerded.

Lineup

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Vibe

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Stages and other entertainment

The music takes place on the blue stage, red stage and green stage. The main headliners of each night play on the green stage.

There are other activities taking place at Pitchfork as well as the live music:

CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights:

The Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) Record Fair & Other Delights is a can't-miss event for music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts from around the country. Bringing you the best selection of vinyl and CDs to be found under one tent.

Flatstock presented by API:

The Flatstock poster show series, presented by the American Poster Institute (API), is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today. The Flatstock shows provide the public with opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who've created it, while showcasing the breadth of individual styles they represent.

Rock for Kids:

Rock for Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free music instruction to underprivileged children in the Chicago area. The Rock for Kids booth features a variety of ways for concert-goers to learn more about Rock for Kids and support their mission.

Tickets

Tickets are currently on sale with layaway options, a day pass costs $50 whereas a three day pass cost $120, and can be purchased via Ticketweb.

VIP

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Children

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Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

Pitchfork USA is located at 1501 West Randolph in Chicago’s Union Park at the corner of Ashland and Lake.

Local Information

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Travel

Festival organisers highly recommend that festival goers use public transport to the festival or even bicycles - 9,500 square feet of safe and secure parking for bicycles, as well as free air for tires, grease for chains, and water. The Biker Village is located on Ashland and Warren, the southwest corner of the festival grounds.

If you drive to the festival, there is limited parking in the surrounding area of Union Park. Parking is also available at the Impark lot at 1640 W. Jackson Blvd. This lot is just a few blocks away from Union Park, and Pitchfork ticket holders receive a special festival rate of $20 per day.

Accommodation

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What to wear

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Camping

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Site Information

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Food and drink

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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

Stream online

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Mobile Apps

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Trivia

Pitchfork Media is a Chicago-based internet daily devote to music discussion, criticism, commentary news and interviews. It's ethos is to focus on independent acts with the publication also involved in running two live music festivals.

Past lineups

The 2011 programme featured Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, James Blake, Tune-Yards, Das Racist, The Dismemberment Plan, Woods, Sun Airway, Kylesa, Superchunk, OFWGKTA, Deerhunter, and Cut Copy.