Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival is a mere 24 days away (yay!), and we’re so excited to attend as first-time show-goers. Though we’ve heard great things about the fest through word of mouth, we can’t wait to actually experience the three-day music extravaganza for ourselves. If you’re not yet convinced you need to attend this year’s Pitchfork Festival, here are five reasons to win you over. And make sure to check out the photo gallery of last year’s fest below for further proof of its awesomeness.
Always on top of what’s hot, Pitchfork brings together the best up-and-coming talent along with artists we’ve known and loved for years. Including some of our favorites like Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly, MIA, Solange, Savages, Lil B, Killer Mike, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Chairlift, we’re excited to check out old and new acts alike. Peep the full lineup here.
It’s no secret most music festivals come with an outrageous price tag. But at $120 for a 3-day pass and just $50 for a single day, Pitchfork is one of the most reasonably priced summer music fests out there. So if you still haven’t purchased your tickets yet, get on it: there are a limited number available and they’re going fast.
One of the greatest aspects to Chicago’s Pitchfork Fest is location. Because it takes place in Union Park in the middle of the city, you can actually explore the metropolis while you spend the weekend listening to great music. As city dwellers, we appreciate this so much more than being stuck in a tent in the middle of nowhere.
A huge music festival with thousands of people obviously produces a lot of waste, but Pitchfork makes an honest effort to reduce the event’s footprint. Onsite recycling, composting, biodiesel fuel and hybrid vehicles from ZipCar shows they take their responsibility to the environment seriously. And as an attendee, you should too.
Of course the Pitchfork Music Fest would have rad features like the Chirp Record Fair, Flatstock, Coterie Craft Fair and The Book Fort. Shop until you drop kids.
For more information on the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival, check out the website here.