Your Guide to Pitchfork 2016

Ahh, Summer festival season in Chicago. What a better (or any other, for that matter?) reason to continue to live here?

If you like music—and who doesn’t—Summer also marks the season of numerous 3 (and 4) day music fests here in the city. The first of which, Pitchfork 2016, will return to Union Park from July 15th through the 17th for its 11th year. Before you head out the door on Friday, here’s all the Pitchfork info you’ll need to make sure your weekend is about nothing but the music.

Pitchfork 2016 Tix

Procrastinator? Fear not—tickets for Pitchfork 2016 are still available through TicketFly. Single-day passes are $65, while three-day passes will run you $165.

Directions & Doors

Union Park will host Pitchfork again in 2016. Located at 1501 W. Randolph, the Green or Pink lines (Ashland stop) or the Ashland #9 or Madison #20 buses are your best bet for public trans. Parking is virtually non-existent in the area, but Lyft or Uber are always an option.

Doors open at 3pm on Friday, and noon on both Saturday and Sunday.

Banned Items

No lounge chairs or tents, video cameras, or professional recording equipment are allowed in. Cameras are fine, so long as they do not have detachable lenses. Up to two sealed water bottles are OK as well, but food is a no-no. No pets, either.

The Lineups

Enough with the formalities—you care about the music. Pitchfork’s website has the complete lineup for each day here; but, these are the highlights:


Twin Peaks, Whitney, Carly Rae Jepsen, Broken Social Scene, Beach House


Sufjan Stevens, Brian Wilson, ANDERSON .Paak, Digable Planets, BJ the Chicago Kid


Jeremih, FKA twigs, Miguel, The Hotelier, Thundercat, Homme