Pitchfork Music Festival

Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2023

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The coveted Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago’s Union Park this summer, Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23. Today, the Pitchfork Music Festival announces its full 2023 lineup, including headliners The SmileBig Thief, and Bon Iver.


The Festival commences on Friday with the US festival debut from The Smile, comprised of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner, AlvvaysPerfume GeniusLeikeli47Nation of LanguageRoc Marciano & The AlchemistYouth LagoonRic WilsonGrace IvesJlinAxel Boman (Live)Mavi, Sen Morimoto, and Contour.


Programming continues on Saturday with Big ThiefWeyes BloodKing KruleSnail MailPanda Bear + Sonic BoomJulia Jacklin, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis PupulVagabonMJ LendermanYaya BeyBlack Belt Eagle Scout700 BlissPalm, and Deeper.


The festival closes on Sunday with Bon IverKelelaKoffeeKiller MikeJPEGMafiaHurray For the Riff RaffMdou Moctar, ILLUMINATI HOTTIESJockstrapSoul GloFloristLucrecia DaltRachika Nayar, and Ariel Zetina.


“We’re excited to be back at Union Park with a lineup of artists responsible for some of the very best music of the past year—Alvvays, Kelela, Yaya Bey, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupil, Grace Ives, 700 Bliss, and more—alongside a few special moments with indie icons,” said Pitchfork editor in chief Puja Patel. “For one, this year will mark the very first time that Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood (as The Smile) will perform at the Chicago festival, alongside Pitchfork favorite Bon Iver. And Big Thief will complete their tour of the fest’s stages over the years with a headlining set, their first at a festival this size.”


Since 2006, the Pitchfork Music Festival has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, accessible, and rewarding festival experiences, hosting 60,000 music fans of all ages from across the globe. Each year, the Festival showcases the best up-and-coming acts, as well as special performances from touring stalwarts and legends alike. It’s this unique blend of discovery and tradition that makes the Pitchfork Music Festival one of the most cherished music events of the year. With a wide range of vendors and a specialty record fair, the Pitchfork Music Festival works to support local businesses while promoting the Chicago arts and food communities as a whole.


Pitchfork Music Festival tickets are on sale now. Currently, three-day passes are $219 and single-day passes are $109. The Pitchfork PLUS upgrade, including a range of exclusive amenities, is $419 for a three-day pass and $209 for a single-day pass. Tickets are on a tiered pricing system for this year’s festival. Payment plans are available for all ticket types. More details are available here.


The Smile
Perfume Genius
Nation of Language
Roc Marciano & The Alchemist
Youth Lagoon
Ric Wilson
Grace Ives
Axel Boman (Live)
Sen Morimoto

Big Thief
Weyes Blood
King Krule
Snail Mail
Panda Bear + Sonic Boom
Julia Jacklin
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul
MJ Lenderman
Yaya Bey
Black Belt Eagle Scout
700 Bliss

Bon Iver
Killer Mike
Hurray For the Riff Raff
Mdou Moctar
Soul Glo
Lucrecia Dalt
Rachika Nayar
Ariel Zetina

For more information, including lineups, event news, and the latest updates, please visit PitchforkMusicFestival.comfacebook.com/pitchforkmusicfestival and follow Pitchfork Music Festival on Instagram and Twitter.

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