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Pitchfork Music Festival

You'll find the Best New Music (and some indie rock icons) at the annual Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park

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Attendees showed up prepared for a beautiful day of music on Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival, July 19, 2015.

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. This year, Brian Wilson performs his classic album Pet Sounds, Sufjan Stevens offers up melancholy folk and Miguel brings sexy R&B. 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.

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