The highlight of the summer for indie snobs returns to Union Park for another year of the Best New Music. Be prepared for another weekend of vintage clothing, dusty baseball diamonds and ironic mustaches as hotly tipped acts and legendary artists take the stage. This year, Canadian post rock collective Broken Social Scene, Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson (playing Pet Sounds), earnest folk rocker Sufjan Stevens and steamy R&B crooner Miguel top the bill. Oh yeah—hipster-approved pop starlet Carley Rae Jepsen is also performing. Take a look at the complete day-by-day lineup below.
Friday: Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Carly Rae Jepsen, Girl Band, Julia Holter, Mick Jenkins, Moses Sumney, The Range, Shamir, Twin Peaks, Whitney
Saturday: ANDERSON .Paak & the Free Nationals, BJ The Chicago Kid, Blood Orange, Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Car Seat Headrest, Circuit des Yeux, Digable Planets, Holly Herndon, Jenny Hval, Kevin Morby, Martin Courtney, Oneman, Royal Headache, Savages, Sufjan Stevens, Super Furry Animals
Sunday: Empress Of, FKA twigs, Holy Ghost!, The Hotelier, Jeremih, Jlin, Kamasi Washington, LUH., Miguel, NAO, Neon Indian, Oneohtrix Point Never, Porches, RP Boo, Sun Ra Arkestra, Thundercat, Woods
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Pitchfork is always a good time, and unlike some of the festivals around, it's a more friendly setting with plenty of room to stretch out or escape to sit on the grass for awhile. There are almost always good vendors too, from food to crafts. And you can win really cool prizes. This is probably my favorite music festival.