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Festival Season 2021: Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Dates and Lineup!

Festival season is approaching and the awesome lineups are starting to coming in. With everything going on concerning the pandemic, it’s easy to forget that festival season is a thing. Especially since it’s been pushed further into fall territory than  usual. It’s been a long journey and there is still a long way to go, but I’m hopeful that things will continue to improve and this year’s festival season goes off with out a hitch! Remember to adhere to both the city’s and the festival’s COVID guidelines to ensure a safe experience

Today Pitchfork Music Festival revealed the lineup for this year’s festival! After the unfortunate need to cancel last year’s 15th anniversary due to the pandemic, the fest is back and will take over Union Park from September 10th to the 12th for a full weekend of stellar performances. This year’s headliners include the guitar smashing Phoebe Bridgers, rock queen St. Vincent, and R&B/hip hop/soul legend Erykh Badu.

This year’s fest keeps quite a few of last year’s cancelled lineup. It’s unfortunate that the anniversary branding is completely gone, but the lineup maintains the quality you’d expect from Pitchfork Music Festival. As always there’s tons of local acts (including DEHD, Divino Niño,DJ Nate, Jamila Woods, Horsegirl, KeiyaA, and while they started the band in New York, you can toss in Oak Park natives The Fiery Furnaces) and incredible touring bands (including Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Animal Collective, Kim Gordon, Thundercat, Erykah Badu,Flying Lotus and many more!) that make Pitchfork Music Festival one of the most interesting fests in town.

Check out their full lineup below and snag you tickets now! Single day passes are $90 ($160 for plus) and 3-day passes for $195 ($385 for Plus)! Pitchfork Music Festival will be requiring that festival-goers 12 years old and older provide proof of COVID Vaccination or a negative PCR test within 24 hours of each festival day. The fest will also be requiring masks be worn on all festival grounds and can only be removed when eating or drinking.

  • Friday, September 10
    • Phoebe Bridgers
    • Big Thief
    • Animal Collective
    • The Fiery Furnaces
    • Yaeji
    • black midi
    • Hop Along
    • Kelly Lee Owens
    • Ela Minus
    • DEHD
    • The Soft Pink Truth
    • DJ Nate
    • Dogleg
    • Armand Hammer
  • Saturday, September 11

    • St. Vincent
    • Angel Olsen
    • Kim Gordon
    • Ty Segall & Freedom Band
    • Waxahatchee
    • Jay Electronica
    • Jamila Woods
    • Georgia Anne Muldrow
    • Faye Webster
    • Amaarae
    • Maxo Kream
    • Divino Niño
    • Bartees Strange
    • Horsegirl
  • Sunday, September 12

    • Erykah Badu
    • Flying Lotus
    • Thundercat
    • Danny Brown
    • Cat Power
    • Andy Shauf
    • Caroline Polachek
    • Yves Tumor
    • The Weather Station
    • Mariah the Scientist
    • oso oso
    • KeiyaA
    • Special Interest
    • Cassandra Jenkins Tomberlin

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