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Pitchfork Music Festival Tickets

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Pitchfork Music Festival Schedule

Pitchfork is a name very familiar to fans of indie rock and alternative music, as it is the premiere online music zine covering the genre. Eight years ago, when Pitchfork decided to put on their own music festival in Chicago, it seemed like a no-brainer, a wildly popular online music publication with a dedicated following that could attract the biggest names in alternative music and hip hop to perform on its stages for music lovers who would come to the Windy City from all over the country. Of course, Pitchfork Music Festival was a massive success right from the start and is now a three day festival that sells out months in advance and is one of the most popular music festivals in the country. While tickets sell out quickly, StubHub is here to allow you access to Pitchfork Music Festival tickets right up to the day of the show.

This year's Pitchfork Music Festival will take place from July 18th through the 20th at Union Park in Chicago, Illinois. The lineup is always impressive but this year's is possibly the best yet, featuring performances by Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pusha T, the Julie Ruin, Dum Dum Girls, Grimes, Speedy Ortiz, Kendrick Lamar, and many more. If you are planning on attending only one major music festival this year, be sure to make it the Pitchfork Music Festival.

The Event

Pitchfork Music Festival tickets are available now, so no matter whether you're attending one day or all three you are sure to have a ball when you attend the Pitchfork Music Festival in the Windy City! Pitchfork Music Festival is a three day party in the center of Chicago that features the biggest and best bands of the day performing in an unbelievable atmosphere. Mark your calendar now for Pitchfork Music Festival and start making the necessary arrangements to be in Chicago in July. Tickets to this big event won't be available for long, so get them while you still can and enjoy the show! Festival tickets are some of the most coveted entertainment tickets of all and tickets to attend an upcoming Pitchfork Music Festival are sure to go fast, so don't hesitate another second! If you are not sure whether you will want to attend every day of the event, you can also choose a one day or two day pass and spend some extra time exploring the rest of Chicago. Get tickets now to a Pitchfork Music Festival concert and hear some of today's biggest artists perform live onstage!

Breakthrough Event

The first Pitchfork Music Festival was held in 2006 as a two day festival and featured acts like Aesop Rock, Liars, Silver Jews, Os Mutantes, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Yo La Tengo, Diplo, Spoon the Walkmen, and more. Over 35,000 fans came to see the 41 bands taking part in the first ever Pitchfork Music Festival. After experiencing such success during the first year of the festival, the organizers decided to expand the festival to three days with a shorter Friday set that would feature beloved bands performing one of their most classic releases. For the 2007 festival Pitchfork brought in Sonic Youth to perform Daydream Nation, Slint to perform Spiderland, and GZA to perform Liquid Swords. This was along with the countless other bands who performed on Saturday and Sunday. After the 2007 event, Pitchfork Music Festival remained a three day event and only grew in scope and popularity. It is now one of the most anticipated summertime music festivals in the country.

The Experience

Once you enter Union Park for the Pitchfork Music Festival you are immediately aware that you have entered a special event. From the picturesque views and the beautiful green areas to the to the excited concert goers and enthusiastic musicians thrilled to be part of such a magical weekend it is clear early on that this will be one of the best concerts you have ever attended. The sound system and the unbelievable light shows put on are world class and will have you believing you have been transported into another universe, away from all of your daily concerns and able to fully focusing on partying and dancing the night away with your best friends and tens of thousands of other music lovers. Music festivals are always a great time and filled with numerous acts you might not otherwise get to see live, which is part of the fun. You never know which performers will steal the show and surprise you as being one of the highlights.


The first Pitchfork Music Festival was held in 2006, but its origins can be traced to the Intonation Festival of 2005. The people behind the online zine were asked to help put together the 2005 Intonation Festival in Chicago and brought in bands like Tortoise, The Decemberists, Les Savy Fav, Broken Social Scene, the Hold Steady, and more. After the success of helping put together a festival Pitchfork decided that they could do their own and a tradition was born.

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