The Ins and Outs of Pitchfork

The Ins and Outs of Pitchfork

The three-day indie festival officially make its big comeback for its 13th year this Friday through Sunday with 40+ musical acts. The gates open at noon and you can spend the day seeing any musician from Lauryn Hill to The War on Drugs to Tame Impala and much more. You can enter the festival on the west side of the park on Ashland Ave. Upon entry, you will find three stages- the red, green and blue. Each with their own schedule, which you can find the official breakdown below:

FRIDAY JULY 20:

Red Stage

1:45-2:25 p.m. MelkBelly
3:20-4:10 p.m. Joshua Abrams & National Information Society
5:15-6:10 p.m. Saba
7:25-8:25 p.m. Courtney Barnett

Green Stage

1:00-1:40 p.m. The Curls
2:30-3:15 p.m. Lucy Dacus
4:15-5:10 p.m. Tierra Whack
6:15-7:15 p.m. Syd
8:30-9:50 p.m. Tame Impala

Blue Stage

2:45-3:30 p.m. Julie Byrne
4:00-4:45 p.m. Open Mike Eagle
5:00-6:15 p.m. Julien Baker
6:30-7:15 p.m. Big Thief
7:45-8:30 p.m. Mount Kimbie

SATURDAY JULY 21:

Red Stage

1:45-2:25 p.m. berhana
3:20-4:10 p.m. Nilüfer Yanya
5:15-6:10 p.m. Raphael Saadiq
7:25-8:25 p.m. The War on Drugs

Green Stage

1:00-1:40 p.m. Paul Cherry
2:30-3:15 p.m. Zola Jesus
4:15-5:10 p.m. Moses Sumney
6:15-7:15 p.m. Blood Orange
8:30-9:50 p.m. Fleet Foxes

Blue Stage

2:45-3:30 p.m. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
4:00-4:45 p.m. Circuit Des Yeux
5:15-6:00 p.m. Girlpool
6:30-7:15 p.m. This is Not the Heat
7:45-8:30 p.m. Kelela

SUNDAY JULY 22:

Red Stage

1:45-2:25 p.m. Irreversible Entanglements
3:20-4:10 p.m. Ravyn Lenae
5:15-6:10 p.m. Noname
7:25-8:25 p.m. Chaka Khan

Green Stage

1:00-1:40 p.m. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya
2:30-3:15 p.m. Kweku Collins
4:15-5:10 p.m. Smino
6:15-7:15 p.m. DRAM
8:30-9:50 p.m. Ms. Lauryn Hill

Blue Stage

2:45-3:30 p.m. Kelly Lee Owens
4:00-4:45 p.m. Japanese Breakfast
5:15-6:00 p.m. Alex Cameron
6:30-7:15 p.m. (Sandy) Alex G
7:45-8:30 p.m. Japandroids

Besides the live music, you can dive into browsing through vinyls at the CHIRP record fair, snagging some posters from Flatstock, check out some homemade goodies from Renegade Craft, indulge in some good reading with Bookfort’s fair as well as hanging out at the Kid Zone: Music House. There will be more opportunities to shop around the festival with 10 retail vendors hanging out including Buffalo Exchange, FUTURGARB, Ariel La Boutique, Crossroads Trading, Coco Loco, MADE Gallery, Baizaar, Chicago History Museum, Baraka Ethnic Jewelry and Garden Gypsy Collective. Foodwise, you can grab grub from local eateries – BenjYehuda, Billy Goat Tavern, Black Dog Gelato, The Chicago Diner, Churros Factory, Connie’s, Donermen Truck, Estrella Negra, Fat Rice, Goddess and the Grocer, Leghorn Chicken, Rice Table, Wow Bao and Bang Bang Pie.

If you haven’t bought tickets yet no need to fret. 3-day tickets can still be purchased for $175. Single Day passes are still available for $75. The Pitchfork Plus pass that allows exclusive and expedited entry to festival as well as “come and go” re-entry privileges, access to premium food vendors and features, air-conditioned bathroom, private speciality bars, shaded seating, cell phone charging stations and a complimentary storage lockers can still be purchased for $375.

Now that you have all the deets, get ready to fest all weekend long!

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