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Ohmme performs at Pitchfork’s kickoff event as the festival prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary. “Pitchfork is really run by Chicagoans,” said Spencer Tweedy, musician.

Pitchfork celebrates 15th anniversary with festival kickoff

Paul Gordon, Contributing Writer March 1, 2020

Draped festival banners, archival merch and memories of past summers defined Pitchfork Festival’s 15th year anniversary kickoff. The festival hosted two free kickoff concerts after the festival lineup...

 Tennessee native Isaiah Rashad began rapping professionally when he was in the tenth grade and performed at Pitchfork's final day on Sunday.

Ne-Hi, Joey Purp and Solange: highlights from Pitchfork Music Festival day 3

Matt Koske July 18, 2017

And we’re back for Sunday at Pitchfork 2017. As the cloudy morning loomed over into the afternoon, the shining sun peaked out just in time for the day’s festivities. Many Pitchfork festival-goers’...

Saturday's headliner, A Tribe Called Quest, formed in 1985 and has been an American hip-hop favorite ever since. (Josh Leff / The DePaulia)

Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Quest and more: highlights from days 1 and 2 of Pitchfork Music Festival

Matt Koske July 17, 2017

Pitchfork opened its gates and welcomed crowds of people for its 12th year Friday at Union Park. Over the dozen years, Pitchfork has catered to their regulars by offering reasonable prices – compared...

From extra toilet paper to budgeting, a Chicago music festival survival guide

From extra toilet paper to budgeting, a Chicago music festival survival guide

Kirsten Onsgard and Erin Yarnall May 30, 2016

The big festivals Pitchfork Music Festival July 15-17, Union Park A music festival organized by Pitchfork media that also features a record fair. This year’s headliners include Brian Wilson and...

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015: Sunday

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015: Sunday

Kirsten Onsgard and Erin Yarnall July 20, 2015

It was muddy, hot and exhausting, but even still, Pitchfork officially had the coolest 10th birthday party of all time. With incredible performances all weekend long and an evacuation, this year marked...

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015: Saturday

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015: Saturday

Kirsten Onsgard and Erin Yarnall July 19, 2015

  The second day of Pitchfork Music Festival started off like the previous, hot and filled with entertaining acts. Hours later, as rain clouds grew, thunder boomed and lightning struck, Saturday...

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015: Friday

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015: Friday

Kirsten Onsgard and Erin Yarnall July 18, 2015

  Pitchfork Music Festival kicked off their 10th annual festival last night, on July 17, with stellar Chicago acts like Wilco and Ryley Walker, as well as performers from all over the world, including...

LIVE BLOG: Pitchfork Music Festival 2015

Kirsten Onsgard and Erin Yarnall July 17, 2015

Check back for updates from Arts & Life Editor Erin Yarnall and Digital Managing Editor Kirsten Onsgard from Pitchfork Music Festival. Add "thedepaulia" on Snapchat for more live updates. Friday...

The Wombats will perform at Lollapalooza 2015. (Photo courtesy of The Wombats)

You’re here for who? Bands to check out during Chicago music festival season

Erin Yarnall May 3, 2015

We did the homework so you don't have to. Check back each week for the scoop on bands you can't miss at Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, North Coast and Riot Fest this year. The Wombats The Wombats should...

Chicago music festival prices vs. individual concert costs

Chicago music festival prices vs. individual concert costs

Kevin Quin April 5, 2015

Spring is the season for transitioning. College seniors are gearing up for graduation, returning students are applying for that big name summer internship and others are just simply spending more time...

Action Bronson will perform at North Coast 2014. (Photo courtesy of Action Bronson)

You’re here for whom? Bands you can’t miss in Chicago’s music festivals

Andrew Morrell May 27, 2014

BadBadnotgood A jazz trio hailing from Toronto, BBNG are most known for their collaboration with Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator, who happens to be an experienced jazz pianist. After posting...

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