FESTIVAL COVERAGE: Pitchfork Music Festival Unveils Daily Schedule & Festival Features

We are inching closer and closer to our favorite weekend of the year… like Christmas in July, Pitchfork Music Festival offers so much more than your typical music fest.

Today, the festival has shared the daily schedule for the 40+ artists taking over Union Park in Chicago on July 15-17th. The festival is a perennial display of everything to love about live music and festivals, offering attendees the opportunity to not only catch many of their favorite artists in one weekend, but there’s also that really good chance you’re going to stumble in on an artist that’s going to live in your headphones for the foreseeable future.

At first glance, the schedule appears to confront us with only a few major conflicts. Not only that, but it also seems incredibly front-loaded on a daily basis: a few of our most highly anticipated artists are playing early in the day. Check out the schedule below, we’ve highlighted a few of the artists we’re most pumped to see.


Friday, July 15th
3PM Gates

8:30pm – (Green) Beach House
8:15pm – (Blue) Shamir
7:20pm – (Red) Broken Social Scene
7:15pm – (Blue) The Range
6:25pm – (Green) Carly Rae Jepsen
6:15pm – (Blue) Mick Jenkins
5:30pm – (Red) Twin Peaks
5:15pm – (Blue) Moses Sumney
4:35pm – (Green) Julia Holter
4:15pm – (Blue) Whitney
3:30pm – (Red) Car Seat Headrest

Saturday, July 16th
12PM Gates

8:30pm – (Green) Sufjan Stevens
8:45pm – (Blue) Holly Herndon
7:50pm – (Blue) Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
7:25pm – (Red) Brian Wilson
6:40pm – (Blue) Jlin + RP BOO
6:15pm – (Green) Super Furry Animals
5:35pm – (Blue) Martin Courtney
5:15pm – (Red) Blood Orange
4:30pm – (Blue) Jenny Hval
4:15pm – (Green) Savages
3:25pm – (Blue) Royal Headache
3:20pm – (Red) Digable Planets
2:30pm – (Green) Kevin Morby
2:20pm – (Blue) BJ the Chicago Kid
1:45pm – (Red) Girl Band
1:00pm – (Green) Circuit Des Yeux

Sunday, July 17th
12PM Gates

8:30pm – (Green) FKA twigs
8:45pm – (Blue) Oneohtrix Point Never
7:45pm – (Blue) LUH
7:25pm – (Red) Miguel
6:45pm – (Blue) Oneman
6:15pm – (Green) Jeremih
5:45pm – (Blue) Thundercat
5:15pm – (Red) Neon Indian
4:45pm – (Blue) The Hotelier
4:15pm – (Green) Holy Ghost!
3:45pm – (Blue) Empress Of
3:20pm – (Red) Kamasi Washington
2:50pm – (Blue) NAO
2:30pm – (Green) Woods
1:55pm – (Blue) Sun Ra Arkestra
1:45pm – (Red) Porches

This year’s #P4KFEST will feature interactive activities for those bringing their little music fans with them

In addition to the lineup, Pitchfork Music Festival has shared the details for a few new features for 2016. Yearly favorites Flatstock, CHIRP Record Fair, Coterie Craft Fair, and Book Fort will all be returning this year, so prepare to spend a lot of that hard-earned money. The festival will also add The Old Town School of Folk Music Kids Area – a new, interactive addition to this year’s festival for families bringing younger children. The area will be open from 3-6pm on Friday and 12-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, the fest has announced the Pitchfork Music Festival Voter Engagement and Mobilization Project, a new venture to support voter registration and political participation.


Three-Day Passes are still available for purchase for $165, and Single-Day tickets are available for Friday & Saturday for $65 – purchase your tickets HERE.

We’ll be sharing plenty of material leading up to this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, as well as up-to-the-minute updates via our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Follow along to keep up with this summer’s best festival!