Pitchfork Music Festival: Chicago 2012

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WHERE:Chicago, IL
WHEN:July 13-15, 2012
TICKETS: $45 1-Day pass
WEBSITE: Official Website


The Pitchfork Music Festival is a three-day event showcasing over 40 of independent music’s best bands and artists on three stages. With so many blockbuster festivals gouging their attendees out of absolutely obscene sums of money, only to confine them in uncomfortable, tight spaces and skimp on basic necessities, our goal is to do the right thing: That is, to create a reasonably priced summer music festival that provides an overwhelmingly positive, comfortable and fun festival experience for both attendees and musicians.


  • A Lull
  • A$AP Rocky
  • AraabMuzik
  • Atlas Sound
  • Beach House
  • Big K.R.I.T.
  • Chavez
  • Clams Casino
  • Cloud Nothings
  • Cults
  • Danny Brown
  • Dirty Beaches
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Feist
  • Flying Lotus
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Grimes
  • Hot Chip
  • Iceage
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • King Krule
  • Liturgy
  • Lotus Plaza
  • Lower Dens
  • Milk Music
  • Nicolas Jaar
  • Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Outer Minds
  • Purity Ring
  • Real Estate
  • Schoolboy Q
  • Sleigh Bells
  • The Atlas Moth
  • The Field
  • The Men
  • The Olivia Tremor Control
  • The Psychic Paramount
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • Tim Hecker
  • Ty Segall
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Wild Flag
  • Willis Earl Beal
  • Youth Lagoon


  • June 11, 2012


    I was wondering if there is any camping allowed at the Festival in Chicago?
    If not on the actual concert grounds, perhaps near by?
    Any information would be much appreciated! Thanks much!

    • Chicago is rough when it comes to camping. There’s none at the festivals and campgrounds are a good clip from festival grounds. Having said that, I’m not from the Chicago area so if any Music Festival Junkies Chicago Insiders have any info, post away below.

  • July 7, 2012


    You are probably better off staying in a hostel or cheap hotel. You can probably get a room for 50 bucks about a half hour away. There are some forest preserves around that you could camp in, they are probably about a half hour from the festival too.

  • July 13, 2012

    Sam Jane

    I Was Wondering If This Were The Only Bands Attending The Concert ? Or If Others’ May Be Attending As Well Besides The One On The “2012 LINEUP”

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