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Everything you need to know about Pitchfork Music Festival

You'll find the best new music (and some indie rock icons) at the annual Pitchfork Music Festival

Zach Long
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Zach Long

Last year, the Pitchfork Music Festival move to September, presenting three days of rising indie rock, electronic music and hip-hop acts during the final days of summer. In 2022, Pitchfork is moving back to its usual July weekend in Union Park, with a lineup curated by the taste-making online publication—plus aftershows at Chicago music venues. Headlining acts at this year's fest include stalwart rockers The National, versatile singer-songwriter Mitski and The Tonight Show house band The Roots. Before you head to the park, take a look at our guide to the lineup and more essential Pitchfork Music Festival information.

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When is Pitchfork Music Festival 2022?

The Pitchfork Music Festival will take place from July 15–17, 2022.

Where is Pitchfork Music Festival 2022?

As usual, Pitchfork Music Festival will take up residence in Union Park (1501 W Randolph St), directly next to the Ashland Green and Pink Line station.

What is the Pitchfork Music Festival 2022 vaccination policy?

A release states that "the Pitchfork Music Festival will adhere to the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 protocol and will remain in close contact with city and state officials as regulations evolve."

How do I get to Pitchfork Music Festival?

There's not a lot of parking around Union Park, so public transportation will be your best friend. 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 right 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 near the main entrance at 325 N Ashland Ave.

How do I get tickets to Pitchfork Music Festival?

Go to Time Out's ticket page or the festival's official website to get three-day passes and single-day tickets.

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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

R. Kelly

R. Kelly

The controversial crooner delivered his sex tales to an adoring crowd

Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian

Don't call them twee. The Scots beefed up their tunes with an upbeat punch

Faces in the crowd

Friday 2013

Friday 2013

They wore flowers in their hair for Angel Olsen and Joanna Newsom

Saturday 2013

Saturday 2013

Fans braved the heat for looks at buzz acts Savages, Parquet Courts

Sunday 2013

Sunday 2013

See if you can spot the guy with the "Pee On Me" sign

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