Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago for its eleventh year in 2016. There are a few things you can expect to see at Pitchfork—a guy with a beard in short shorts; the summer collection from Urban Outfitters; and, most importantly, the hottest new bands in indie, hip-hop and the underground. Every year, on the third weekend in July, the dusty baseball fields of Union Park are a place to be seen, as much as they are a place to listen. It's as good a summer music festival for people watching as it is for band listening. At night, the festivities move to area dance clubs for the afterparties.
When is Pitchfork Music Festival 2016?
This year, the Pitchfork Music Festival will occur from July 15–17, 2016.
Where is Pitchfork Music Festival 2016?
As usual, the Pitchfork Music Festival will take up residence in Union Park, directly next to the Ashland Green and Pink Line station.
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2015
Pitchfork 2015: Street style
We found the most fashionable people in Union Park
Pitchfork 2015, Sunday: Faces in the crowd
Take a look at faces and acts from the final day of the fest
The 5 best things we saw on Sunday at Pitchfork
Chance the Rapper, Viet Cong and more of the best sets
Pitchfork 2015, Saturday: Faces in the crowd
See pictures of Sleater-Kinney, Future Islands and the muddy masses
The 5 best things we saw on Saturday at Pitchfork
Bully, carpet squares, a Grateful Dead T-shirt and more
Pitchfork 2015, Friday: Faces in the crowd
Check out shots of Wilco, Chvrches and the crowds who gather to see them
The 5 best things we saw on Friday at Pitchfork
Wilco, tote bags and more of our favorite things
6 reasons to get to Pitchfork 2015 early
Roll out of bed and get to Union Park to catch these lesser-known acts
11 acts you must see at Pitchfork 2015
You might not recognize names like Shamir and Sophie today, but you will, or you should.
Pitchfork 2015 aftershows
If you're still standing after a day in the sun, here's where you can keep the party going
Pitchfork after-parties at Virgin Hotel
Future Islands, HAIM and more familiar faces join celebrate post-fest
Pitchfork 2015 day by day lineup
Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, Chance the Rapper headline
Ranking every Pitchfork lineup from 2005 to today
From Intonation to today, we put all 11 Pitchfork bills in order of greatness.
Pitchfork Music Festival 2014
Pitchfork 2014, Sunday: Faces in the crowd
Pitchfork 2014, Saturday: Faces in the crowd
Pitchfork 2014, Friday: Faces in the crowd
Beck dazzles on day one of Pitchfork Music Festival 2014
6 reasons to get to Pitchfork 2014 early
11 must-see acts at Pitchfork Music Festival 2014
Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 after-shows
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Former headliner photos
The Icelandic icon brought her Biophilia tour for a gorgeous set, which was ironically cut short by mother nature
The controversial crooner delivered his sex tales to an adoring crowd
Belle & Sebastian
Don't call them twee. The Scots beefed up their tunes with an upbeat punch