Best Festival That Doesn't End in -Palooza

Pitchfork Music FestivalThis year, the hipster fete in Union Park raked in its biggest names yet—Björk, R. Kelly and M.I.A. With Riot Fest...

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Pitchfork Music Festival
This year, the hipster fete in Union Park raked in its biggest names yet—Björk, R. Kelly and M.I.A. With Riot Fest rocketing in size and popularity, and the proliferation of three-day EDM tentpoles, Pitchfork remains the summer music festival for people who hate summer music festivals. There's even a spin-off in France now, which you can expect to take the trophy in Time Out Paris' awards. Pitchfork also launched a new film website, The Dissolve, in 2013. How about a film fest, guys?
Other nominees North Coast Music Festival, Riot Fest, Spring Awakening, Wavefront Music Festival

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