Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival features Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes and more over three diverse, rainy days

Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place from July 20th-22nd in Union Park in Chicago, was for the brave and unbreakable this year, and not just because the attendees had to make it through rain 2 of the 3 days.

Representation and pride were key themes brought on by this year’s artists who hailed from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, the LGBTQ community, and as my dad mentioned to me at one point, “I think there might be just as many female performers as there are male!” Pitchfork is a festival known to check off as many music genres as possible and this year was no acceptation. Rap artists included Berhana and SABA, folk vibes were brought on by Lucy Dacus and Big Thief, some edgier rock came from Melkbelly and Girlpool, and of course there were the classic alternative hit bands such as Tame Impala and The War On Drugs.

All of that is just to name a few. Overall, Pitchfork can count 2018 as another success with great music, great representation, and a great time even in not so great weather.

Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus

The War On Drugs

The War on Drugs

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

Saba

GirlPool

GirlPool

Fleet Foxes

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett

Blood Orange

Blood Orange

Big Thief

Big Thief

Big Thief

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Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival features Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes and more over three diverse, rainy days

Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place from July 20th-22nd in Union Park in Chicago, was for the brave and unbreakable this year, and not just because the attendees had to make it through rain 2 of the 3 days.

Representation and pride were key themes brought on by this year’s artists who hailed from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, the LGBTQ community, and as my dad mentioned to me at one point, “I think there might be just as many female performers as there are male!” Pitchfork is a festival known to check off as many music genres as possible and this year was no acceptation. Rap artists included Berhana and SABA, folk vibes were brought on by Lucy Dacus and Big Thief, some edgier rock came from Melkbelly and Girlpool, and of course there were the classic alternative hit bands such as Tame Impala and The War On Drugs.

All of that is just to name a few. Overall, Pitchfork can count 2018 as another success with great music, great representation, and a great time even in not so great weather.

Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus

The War On Drugs

The War on Drugs

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

Saba

GirlPool

GirlPool

Fleet Foxes

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett

Blood Orange

Blood Orange

Big Thief

Big Thief

Big Thief

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