There are a few things you can expect to see at Pitchfork Music Festival each summer—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. At night, the festivities move to area dance clubs for the after-parties. Take a look at our guide to the best acts to see, best aftershows and more.
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When is Pitchfork Music Festival 2017?
This year, the Pitchfork Music Festival will occur from July 14–16, 2017.
Where is Pitchfork Music Festival 2017?
As usual, the Pitchfork Music Festival will take up residence in Union Park, directly next to the Ashland Green and Pink Line station.
How do I get to Pitchfork Music Festival 2017?
There's not a lot of parking around Union Park, so public transportation will be your best friendly. Luckily, the festival takes place directly next to the Ashland Green and Pink Line station. If you prefer to ride the bus, the Ashland (9) and Madison (20) routes will drop you oright by the gates. Divvy riders can park their bikes at a station on the corner of Lake Street and Ashland Avenue, while bike owners will find racks on the northwest corner of Union Park.