The Pitchfork Music Festival hits the Windy City this weekend
With a high powered lineup headlined by the likes of Bjork, Belle & Sebastian, and R. Kelly, the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival is set to hit Chicago’s Union Park this weekend.
The annual fete has taken place every year since 2005 and has gradually expanded its scope from centering around emerging indie bands to include major international music stars like this year’s headliners. This year’s three-day event also features M.I.A., The Breeders, Yo La Tengo, And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Swans, Joanna Newsom, and post-punk pioneers, Wire.
As usual with anything Pitchfork, the bill also includes great swathes of newer or semi-obscure bands that are steeped in indie cred, including: Rustie, Glass Candy, Mikal Crown, Solange, and Chairlift, to name a few.
The internationally-recognized festival is organized each year by the daily Internet music publication, Pitchfork, and regularly attracts crowds of upwards of 50,000 to Union Park in Chicago.
As of press time for this post, tickets are still available for this year’s festival but are going fast.
For more info or to score some tickets, visit the Pitchfork Music Festival website.