The Pitchfork Music Festival is one of the most fun and anticipated festivals of the summer. The fest features bands from around the world, but still manages to maintain its local Chicago flavor.
Pitchfork is not only one of the coolest festivals, but is also one of the most accessible. While most festivals are located in remote areas with 70,000 people, the festival is conveniently located in the West Loop with only 18,000 concertgoers. The festival hosts dozens of independent artists that music lovers look forward to seeing live. The festival is also known for breaking new artists. Concertgoers often go to hear some artists, but end up discovering the music of many more. Some of the artists scheduled to appear include pop-rock singer Feist ( “1-2-3-4”), world music- loving rock group Vampire Weekend (”A-Punk”), and all-female band Wild Flag (”Romance”).
Pitchfork not only has great music, but other pleasing features as well. Last year’s festival included massage therapists and this year’s festival should offer similar amenities. There will be healthy food available from sponsors Chipotle and Whole Foods. Art lovers can get band posters from Flatstock and support Chicago artists. For music lovers who don’t just listen to iPods, there’s the Chirp Record Fair for vinyl collectors. Concertgoers who want a summer concert experience that provides the best venue for independent artists should attend the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Friday, July 13 – 3:20 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 – 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday July 15 – 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60606
TICKETS: $45 Please click here to purchase tickets