Sep 10

Pitchfork Music Festival 2021

Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park

Chicago, IL

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Event Details

The Pitchfork Music Festival will return to Chicago’s Union Park September 10-12, 2021. 

For 15 years, the Pitchfork Music Festival has delivered a refreshing, and unexpected musical lineup, singular in its ability to place contemporary, cutting-edge acts alongside some of the most revered artists of our time. It’s this unique blend of discovery and tradition that makes the Pitchfork Music Festival stand out as one of the most celebrated weekends of the year.

Featuring diverse vendors, as well as specialty record and craft fairs, the festival works to support local businesses while promoting the Chicago arts and food communities as a whole. We maintain a commitment to keeping ticket prices affordable, providing new and useful amenities, and working with the city’s best local vendors each year. Stay tuned for more festival feature updates soon.


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. As festival dates approach, we will provide our community with pertinent information on festival preparedness, including what may be required beyond a ticket to enter festival grounds. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinance, regulations, and the rules of the Event Organizers when attending the event.

There is a strict NO REFUND policy for this event. If the festival is postponed or rescheduled due to COVID, customers will get the opportunity to keep their passes for the new dates or request a refund. 

By purchasing a ticket for our 2021 event you agree to to following:


  • In accordance with City of Chicago requirements, full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend the Pitchfork Music Festival. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours each day that you attend the festival.

    Attendees must bring a photo ID, and either proof of vaccination or a negative test.


    • A vaccination card.
    • A photocopy of your vaccination card.
    • An electronic picture of your vaccination card on your phone.


    • Walgreens – Appointments are required at various locations.
    • CVS – Appointments are required at various locations.
    • Curative – Curative will be located 1 block away from the festival grounds and will be offering rapid tests from 8am–8pm, September 9–12.

    Chicago vaccine information
    Chicago PCR testing information


    In accordance with CDC and CDPH guidelines we recommend and encourage attendees to wear a mask except when actively eating or drinking. These guidelines are subject to change based on city and public health guidance. You can stay up-to-date with the latest information by keeping an eye out for Pitchfork Music Festival emails, visiting the Pitchfork Music Festival website, and following @pitchforkfest on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Pitchfork has partnered with Lyte to give you flexibility with your tickets. We’ve made it easy to request tickets or submit a request to return your tickets after sell out, without any hassle. Simply visit LYTE for more information and details.

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Event Location


Union Park

1501 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, 60606

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