Pitchfork Music Festival

annual summer music festival held in Chicago

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Pitchfork Music Festival
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DatesThird weekend of July (Chicago)
Last weekend of October or first weekend of November (Paris)
Second weekend of May (Berlin)
Location(s)Union Park, Chicago
Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France (2011-2019, 2021–present)
Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany (2020)
Years active2006–2019, 2021–present
Founded byPitchfork

The Pitchfork Music Festival is an annual summer music festival organized by Pitchfork Media and held in Union Park in Chicago, Illinois. Starting in 2011, the festival announced a branch staged in Paris at Grande halle de la Villette.[1] The festival, which is normally held over three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in July, focuses primarily on artists and bands from alternative rock, hip hop, electronica, and dance music, although it has also ranged into hardcore punk, experimental rock, and jazz in its lineups. While it started as a showcase for just the "cutting edge", it later took on a broader depth and vision, keeping the cutting-edge focus but also including important artists and acts that have influenced newer performers and artists.[2] Starting in 2020, it announced a branch staged in Berlin at Tempodrom.[3]

In addition to music, the Pitchfork Festival also includes food, beverages, art, and gig posters from local, regional, and national vendors. The Pitchfork Festival also hosts a record fair that is organized and managed by CHIRP Radio, a Chicago community radio station.



The 2022 festival is scheduled to be held on July 15–17 at Union Park in Chicago.[4]

Friday: The National, Spiritualized, Parquet Courts, Tierra Whack, Amber Mark, Dawn Richard, Tkay Maidza, Indigo De Souza, SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE, SPELLLING, Camp Cope, Wiki, Ethel Cain, Cupcakke

Saturday: Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Lucy Dacus, Low, Magdalena Bay, Dry Cleaning, Karate, Iceage, Yeule, Arooj Aftab, The Armed, Chubby and the Gang, Hyd, Jeff Parker & the New Breed

Sunday: The Roots, Toro y Moi, Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, BADBADNOTGOOD, Cate Le Bon, Tirzah, Xenia Rubinos, Erika de Casier, Injury Reserve, KAINA, L'Rain, Sofia Kourtesis, Pink Siifu


The 2021 festival was held on September 10–12 at Union Park in Chicago.

Friday: Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief, Animal Collective, The Fiery Furnaces, Yaeji, black midi, Hop Along, Kelly Lee Owens, Ela Minus, DEHD, The Soft Pink Truth, Dogleg, DJ Nate, and Armand Hammer

Saturday: St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Kim Gordon, Ty Segall & Freedom Band, Waxahatchee, Jay Electronica (did not perform), Jamila Woods, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Faye Webster, Amaarae, Maxo Kream, Divino Niño, Bartees Strange, and Horsegirl

Sunday: Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Danny Brown, Cat Power, Andy Shauf, Caroline Polachek, Yves Tumor, The Weather Station, Mariah the Scientist, oso oso, KeiyaA, Special Interest, and Cassandra Jenkins


The 2020 Pitchfork Festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

The artists and bands that were scheduled to perform at the 2020 festival are listed below. The headliners were scheduled to be the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run the Jewels, and The National.

Friday: Jehnny Beth, Deafheaven, Dehd, Fennesz, Femdot, The Fiery Furnaces, Hop Along, Kaina, Angel Olsen, Sophie, Spellling, Tim Hecker & the Konoyo Ensemble, Waxahatchee, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Saturday: BadBadNotGood, Boy Scouts, Danny Brown, Cat Power, Dave, Divino Niño, Ezra Collective, Margaux, Oso Oso, Run the Jewels, Thundercat, Twin Peaks, Sharon Van Etten, Tierra Whack

Sunday: Big Thief, Phoebe Bridgers, DJ Nate, Dogleg, Dustin Laurenzi's Snaketime, Kim Gordon, The Hecks, Mariah the Scientist, Maxo Kream, The National, Caroline Polachek, Rapsody, Faye Webster, Yaeji


The 2019 festival was held July 19–21 at Union Park in Chicago. The headliners were Haim, The Isley Brothers, and Robyn.

Friday: Haim, Mavis Staples, Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, Low, Soccer Mommy, Julia Holter, Grapetooth, Rico Nasty, Valee, Standing on the Corner, MIKE, Great Black Ensemble

Saturday: The Isley Brothers, Belle & Sebastian, Stereolab, Kurt Vile, Jeremih, Parquet Courts, Freddie Gibbs, Amber Mark, Jay Som, Cate Le Bon, Bitchin Bajas (replacing Tirzah), CHAI, Ric Wilson, Lala Lala

Sunday: Robyn, Charli XCX, Whitney, Khruangbin, Clairo, Snail Mail, Neneh Cherry, Ibeyi, Amen Dunes, JPEGMafia, Flasher, Black Midi, Dreezy, Tasha


The 2018 festival was held July 20–22 at Union Park in Chicago. The headliners were Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, and Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Friday: The Curls, Melkbelly, Lucy Dacus, Julie Byrne, Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, Open Mike Eagle, Saba, Syd, Julien Baker, Tierra Whack (replacing Earl Sweatshirt), Big Thief, Courtney Barnett, Mount Kimbie, Tame Impala

Saturday: Paul Cherry, Berhana, Zola Jesus, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Nilüfer Yanya, Circuit des Yeux, Moses Sumney, Raphael Saadiq, Girlpool, Blood Orange, This Is Not This Heat, The War on Drugs, Kelela, Fleet Foxes

Sunday: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Irreversible Entanglements, Kweku Collins, Kelly Lee Owens, Ravyn Lenae, Japanese Breakfast, Smino, Noname, Alex Cameron, DRAM, (Sandy) Alex G, Chaka Khan, Japandroids, Ms. Lauryn Hill.


The 2017 festival was held July 14–16 at Union Park in Chicago. The headliners were LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange.[6] The festival marked A Tribe Called Quest's first live concert appearance in the US since the death of founding member Phife Dawg.

Friday: Arca & Jesse Kanda, Danny Brown, Dawn Richard, Dirty Projectors, Frankie Cosmos, Hiss Golden Messenger, Kamaiyah, LCD Soundsystem, Madame Gandhi, Priests, Thurston Moore Group, Vince Staples, William Tyler

Saturday: A Tribe Called Quest, Angel Olsen, Arab Strap, Cherry Glazerr, The Feelies, Francis and the Lights, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Jeff Rosenstock, Madlib, Mitski, PJ Harvey, S U R V I V E, Vagabon, Weyes Blood

Sunday: American Football, The Avalanches (Did not perform), Colin Stetson, Derrick Carter, Hamilton Leithauser, Isaiah Rashad, Jamila Woods, Kilo Kish, NE-HI, Nicolas Jaar, Pinegrove, Ride, Solange


The 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival took place on July 15–17 at Union Park in Chicago.[7] The headliners were Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, and FKA twigs.

Friday: Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Car Seat Headrest, Julia Holter, Mick Jenkins, Carly Rae Jepsen, Moses Sumney, The Range, Shamir, Twin Peaks, Whitney, Woods

Saturday: ANDERSON .Paak & the Free Nationals, BJ the Chicago Kid, Blood Orange, Brian Wilson (performing the Beach Boys album Pet Sounds), Circuit des Yeux, Martin Courtney, Digable Planets, Girl Band, Holly Herndon, Jenny Hval, Jlin, Kevin Morby, Royal Headache, RP Boo, Savages, Sufjan Stevens, Super Furry Animals

Sunday: Empress Of, FKA twigs, Holy Ghost!, The Hotelier, Jeremih, Kamasi Washington, LUH., Miguel, NAO, Neon Indian, Oneman, Oneohtrix Point Never, Porches, Sun Ra Arkestra, Thundercat


The 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival was held on July 17–19 at Union Park in Chicago. The event's headliners were Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, and Chance the Rapper.[8]

Friday: Chvrches, Steve Gunn, Iceage, iLoveMakonnen, Tobias Jesso Jr., Mac Demarco, Ought, Panda Bear, Natalie Prass, Jessica Pratt, Ryley Walker, Wilco

Saturday: ASAP Ferg, Bully, Ex Hex, Future Brown, Future Islands, Jimmy Whispers, Vic Mensa, Mr Twin Sister, The New Pornographers, Parquet Courts, Ariel Pink, Protomartyr, Shamir, Sleater-Kinney, Towkio, Kurt Vile and the Violators

Sunday: Bitchin Bajas, Caribou, Chance the Rapper, Clark, A. G. Cook, Courtney Barnett, How to Dress Well, Jamie xx, The Julie Ruin, Madlib & Freddie Gibbs, Mourn, Perfume Genius, Run the Jewels, Single Mothers, Todd Terje & The Olsens, Viet Cong, Waxahatchee


Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder at Pitchfork Music Festival

The 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival was held on July 18–20 at Union Park in Chicago.[9] The event's headliners were Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Kendrick Lamar.[10] Three-day passes for the festival sold out by the beginning of April.[11]

Friday: Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Beck, Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine, Factory Floor, The Haxan Cloak, Hundred Waters, Giorgio Moroder, Isaiah Rashad, SZA, Sun Kil Moon, Sharon Van Etten

Saturday: Danny Brown, Circulatory System, Cloud Nothings, Empress of, FKA Twigs, The Julie Ruin (cancelled), Ka, Kelela, Mas Ysa, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pusha T, The Range, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Peaks, Wild Beasts

Sunday: DIIV, DJ Spinn, Deafheaven, Dum Dum Girls, Earl Sweatshirt, Grimes, Jon Hopkins, Hudson Mohawke, Kendrick Lamar, Majical Cloudz, Mutual Benefit, Perfect Pussy, Real Estate, Schoolboy Q, Slowdive, Speedy Ortiz[12]


The 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival was held on July 19–21 at Union Park in Chicago. The event's headliners were Björk, Belle & Sebastian, and R. Kelly.[13]

Friday: Björk, Mikal Cronin, Daughn Gibson, Joanna Newsom, Angel Olsen, Frankie Rose, Trash Talk, Mac DeMarco, Wire, Woods

Saturday: ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Belle & Sebastian, The Breeders (performing Last Splash), Ryan Hemsworth, Julia Holter, Low, Merchandise, Metz, KEN mode, Parquet Courts, Pissed Jeans, Phosphorescent, Rustie, Savages, Solange, Andy Stott, Swans, White Lung

Sunday: Autre Ne Veut, Blood Orange, Chairlift, DJ Rashad, Evian Christ, El-P, Foxygen, Glass Candy, Killer Mike, Lil B, M.I.A., R. Kelly, Sky Ferreira, TNGHT, Toro Y Moi, Tree, Waxahatchee, Yo La Tengo[14]


The 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival was held on July 13–15 at Union Park in Chicago. Three day passes went on sale March 9 and sold out by the end of the month.[15] The headliners were Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Vampire Weekend.

Friday: ASAP Rocky, Willis Earl Beal, Big K.R.I.T., Clams Casino, Dirty Projectors, Feist, Tim Hecker, Japandroids, Lower Dens, The Olivia Tremor Control, Outer Minds, Purity Ring

Saturday: The Atlas Moth, Atlas Sound, Danny Brown, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, Cults, Flying Lotus, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Grimes, Hot Chip, Nicolas Jaar, Liturgy, Lotus Plaza, Schoolboy Q, The Psychic Paramount, Sleigh Bells, Wild Flag, Youth Lagoon

Sunday: AraabMuzik, Beach House, Chavez, Dirty Beaches, The Field, Iceage, Kendrick Lamar, A Lull, King Krule, The Men, Milk Music, Oneohtrix Point Never, Real Estate, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vampire Weekend[16][17]


The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival was held on July 15–17 at Union Park.[18] Three-day passes for the event sold out in one day.[19]

Friday: Animal Collective, Battles, James Blake, Curren$y, Das Racist, EMA, Gatekeeper, Guided by Voices, Neko Case, Thurston Moore, Tune-Yards

Saturday: Julianna Barwick, Chrissy Murderbot, Cold Cave, Destroyer, The Dismemberment Plan, DJ Shadow, Fleet Foxes, G-Side, Gang Gang Dance, No Age, Off!, Sun Airway, Twin Shadow, Wild Nothing, Woods, Zola Jesus

Sunday: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Baths, Cut Copy, Darkstar, Deerhunter, The Fresh & Onlys, Health, How to Dress Well, Kurt Vile, Kylesa, OFWGKTA, Shabazz Palaces, The Radio Dept., Toro Y Moi, TV on the Radio, Superchunk, Twin Sister, Yuck[20][21][22]


The fifth annual Pitchfork Music Festival was held on July 16–18 at Union Park. Three-day passes for the festival sold out in under a week.[23] 2010 marked the first and only year that the festival included a stand-up comedy stage.

Friday (Music Stages): Broken Social Scene, El-P, Liars, Modest Mouse, Robyn, The Tallest Man on Earth

Friday (Comedy Stage): Hannibal Buress, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, Michael Showalter

Saturday: Sharon Van Etten, Bear in Heaven, Dâm-Funk, Delorean, Free Energy, Freddie Gibbs, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, LCD Soundsystem, Netherfriends, Panda Bear, Raekwon, Real Estate, The Smith Westerns, Sonny & the Sunsets, Titus Andronicus, Kurt Vile, Why?, Wolf Parade

Sunday: Allá, Beach House, Best Coast, Big Boi, CAVE, Girls, Here We Go Magic, Lightning Bolt, Local Natives, Major Lazer, Cass McCombs, Neon Indian, Pavement, St. Vincent, Sleigh Bells, Surfer Blood, Washed Out


The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival was held July 17–19, 2009.[24] On Friday night all of the performing bands played sets consisting of songs voted for online by ticket-holders in an event Pitchfork called "Write the Night: Set Lists by Request."[25]

Friday: Built to Spill, The Jesus Lizard, Tortoise, Yo La Tengo

Saturday: The Antlers, Beirut, Black Lips, Bowerbirds, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Disappears, DOOM, The Dutchess and the Duke, Final Fantasy, Fucked Up, Lindstrøm, Matt and Kim, The National, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Plants and Animals, Ponytail, Wavves, Yeasayer

Sunday: Blitzen Trapper, DJ/Rupture, Dianogah, The Flaming Lips, Frightened Rabbit, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Killer Whales, M83, The Mae Shi, Mew, Michael Columbia, Pharoahe Monch, The Thermals, The Very Best, Vivian Girls, The Walkmen, Women


The 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival was held July 18–20, 2008. Three-day passes for the event sold out in May.[26] On Friday night the promotion company All Tomorrow's Parties again collaborated with Pitchfork to present a "Don't Look Back" stage, on which all of the evening's bands performed one of their classic albums in its entirety.

Friday: Mission of Burma (performing Vs.), Public Enemy (performing It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back), Sebadoh (performing Bubble & Scrape)

Saturday: !!!, Animal Collective, Atlas Sound, Boban & Marko Markovic Orkestar, Caribou, Elf Power, Extra Golden, Jarvis Cocker, Dizzee Rascal, Fleet Foxes, Fuck Buttons, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, The Hold Steady, Icy Demons, Jay Reatard, No Age, The Ruby Suns, Titus Andronicus, Vampire Weekend

Sunday: The Apples in Stereo, Bon Iver, Boris, Cut Copy, Dinosaur Jr., Dirty Projectors, The Dodos, Ghostface and Raekwon, Health, High Places, King Khan and the Shrines, Les Savy Fav, M. Ward, Mahjongg, Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, Spiritualized, Spoon, Times New Viking


Slint at Pitchfork Music Festival

The 2007 Pitchfork Music Festival was held on July 13–15, 2007, again in Union Park. The festival was sold out[27] with 48,000 visitors.[28]

On the festival's opening night all of the performing bands played all the songs from one of their classic albums. These three sets were part of a collaboration with British promoters All Tomorrow's Parties as part of their "Don't Look Back" series.

During the 2007 festival, musician and performance artist Yoko Ono performed "Mulberries," a song about her time in the countryside after the Japanese collapse in World War II, for only the third time in her life, with Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth; Ono had previously performed the song once with her husband John Lennon and once with her son Sean Lennon.

Friday: GZA (performing Liquid Swords), Slint (performing Spiderland), Sonic Youth (performing Daydream Nation)

Saturday (Mainstages): Battles, Califone, Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues Band, Clipse, Grizzly Bear, Iron & Wine, Mastodon, Yoko Ono, The Twilight Sad, Voxtrot

Saturday (Tent): Beach House, Girl Talk, Dan Deacon, Fujiya & Miyagi, Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound, Oxford Collapse, Professor Murder, William Parker Quartet

Sunday (Mainstages): De La Soul, Deerhunter, Junior Boys, Jamie Lidell, Stephen Malkmus, Menomena, The New Pornographers, of Montreal, The Ponys, The Sea and Cake

Sunday (Tent): Brightblack Morning Light, Cadence Weapon, The Cool Kids, Craig Taborn's Junk Magic, The Field, Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra, Klaxons (band), Nomo


The 2006 Pitchfork Music Festival was the first festival organized and run entirely by Pitchfork Media. This was also the only year that the Pitchfork and Intonation Music Festivals were held in the same year. The 2006 Pitchfork festival drew more than 35,000 visitors to listen to 41 bands on July 29 and 30.[29]

Saturday: 8 Bold Souls, Art Brut, Band of Horses, Tyondai Braxton, Chicago Underground Duo, Chin Up Chin Up, Matthew Dear, Destroyer, Flosstradamus, The Futureheads, Ghislain Poirier, Hot Machines, Man Man, The Mountain Goats, Silver Jews, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Walkmen

Sunday: Aesop Rock, Ada, Bonde do Role, Cansei de Ser Sexy, Devendra Banhart, Danielson Famile, Diplo, Glenn Kotche, Jeff Parker/Nels Cline Quartet, Jens Lekman, Liars, Mission of Burma, The National, Os Mutantes, Spoon, Tapes 'n Tapes, Tarantula A.D. aka Priestbird, Yo La Tengo

2005 Intonation Music Festival

In 2005 Pitchfork Media was hired by a music promotion company called Skyline Chicago to curate the Intonation Festival at Union Park in Chicago. While this was not technically the "Pitchfork Music Festival," because of Pitchfork Media's prominent role in the event as well as its future success in staging similar festivals at the same location, many Chicagoans and music fans consider the 2005 event to be for all intents and purposes the first Pitchfork festival and refer to it by that name.

The event's featured performers included Tortoise, The Wrens, The Decemberists, The Go! Team, Les Savy Fav, Broken Social Scene, Andrew Bird, and The Hold Steady.



The 2021 Paris festival is scheduled to be held on 15 to 21 November 2021.[30] The festival will be held in ten venues across Paris, including Salle Pleyel, Bataclan, La Gaîté Lyrique, and Church of St. Eustache.


The 2019 Paris festival was held on October 31, November 1–2.[31] The headliners are Skepta, The 1975, Chromatics, Belle and Sebastian, Mura Masa, Hamza and Charli XCX.[32]

Grande Halle

Thursday: Ezra Collective, Mura Masa, Hamza, Skepta

Friday: Desire, Primal Scream, Chromatics, Belle and Sebastian

Saturday: Jamila Woods, Charli XCX, The 1975, SebastiAn


Thursday: Kojaque, slowthai, Flohio, Ateyaba, Zola

Friday: Barrie, Nilüfer Yanya, Weyes Blood, John Talabot

Saturday: Caroline Polachek, Aurora, Agar Agar, 2ManyDj's (DJ set)

Petite Halle

Thursday: sean, Master Peace, Retro X, Yussef Dayes

Friday: Loving, Sons of Raphael, Squid, Sheer Mag, CHAI

Saturday: Mk.gee, Aeris Roves, KadhyaK, Kedr Livanskiy


Thursday: duendita, Charlotte Dos Santos, Rachel Chinouriri, Kojey Radical, The Comet Is Coming

Friday: Briston Maroney, Nelson Beer, Jackie Mendoza, Orville Peck, Helado Negro

Saturday: Korantemaa, Jessica Pratt, BEA1991, oklou, Ela Minus


The 2018 Paris festival was held on November 1–3. The headliners were Bon Iver, Kaytranada and Mac DeMarco.[33] Pitchfork also hosted Avant-Garde, a block party held on October 30 and 31.[34]

Thursday: New Optimism (Miho Hatori), Cola Boyy, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Yellow Days, John Maus, Étienne Daho, The Voidz, Mac DeMarco

Friday: Boy Pablo, Tirzah, Dream Wife, Lewis OfMan, Car Seat Headrest, Chromeo, Bagarre, Chvrches, Blood Orange, Kaytranada

Saturday: Michael Rault, Muddy Monk, Snail Mail, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bon Iver, Jeremy Underground, DJ Koze, Peggy Gou, Avalon Emerson, Daniel Avery


Cafe de la Danse

Tuesday: Lauren Auder, IDER, Let's Eat Grandma

Wednesday: Naaz, Kelsey Lu, Cautious Clay


Tuesday: Kiran Kai, Rimon, JPEGMafia, Jimothy Lacoste

Wednesday: Etta Bond, Biig Piig, Kojey Radical, Slowthai


Tuesday: Weakened Friends, Holiday Sidewinder, Alaskalaska

Wednesday: Black Midi, Mint Field, Sasami

La Chapelle des Lombards

Tuesday: Sam Evian, Jack Grace, Stella Donnelly

Wednesday: Helena Deland, Gold Star, Honey Harper

Pan Pier

Tuesday: Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Mellah, Westerman, Apollo Noir

Wednesday: Palm, Anemone, O-Olivier Marguerit, Trevor Powers


Tuesday: Hop Along, Starchild and the new Romantics, Crumb

Wednesday: Madison McFerrin, Hatchie, Yuno


Tuesday: Khadyak, Grand Pax, Jockstrap

Wednesday: Suzi Wu, Buzzy Lee, Anaïs


The 2017 Paris festival was held on November 2–4. The headliners were The National, Jungle and Run the Jewels.[35] Pitchfork also hosted Avant-Garde, a block party held on October 31 and November 1.[36]

Thursday: Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, Moses Sumney, This Is the Kit, Chassol, Rone, Ride, Kevin Morby, The National

Friday: HMLTD, Cigarettes After Sex, Tommy Genesis, Sylvan Esso, Andy Shauf, Isaac Delusion, Rejjie Snow, Kamasi Washington, Polo & Pan, Jungle

Saturday: Sigrid, Songe, Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, Jacques, BadBadNotGood, Princess Nokia, Run the Jewels, The Blaze, Bicep, The Black Madonna, Talaboman


Mécanique Ondulatoire

Tuesday: NOLIFE, Sorry, Bryan's Magic Treats

Wednesday: Bad Nerves, The Pale White, Priests

Café de la Danse

Tuesday: Isaac Gracie, (Sandy) Alex G, Big Thief

Wednesday: Rostam, Nick Hakim, Noga Erez


Tuesday: Mavi Phoenix, Obongjayar, A2, Benny Mails

Wednesday: Sälen, Oklou, Jamila Woods, Hundred Waters

La Loge

Tuesday: Korey Dane, Leif Vollebekk, Julie Byrne

Wednesday: Matt Maltese, Angelo De Augustine, Wovoka Gentle

Pop Up Du Label

Tuesday: K Á R Y Y N, Lido Pimienta, Tennyson

Wednesday: Soleil Vert, Pauli, Oko Ebombo

Pan Piper

Tuesday: Ary, SuperParka, Malca, You Man

Wednesday: Ama Lou, Triplego, Hare Squead, Ray BLK


Tuesday: Puma Blue, Yellow Days, Pinegrove

Wednesday: Silly Boy Blue, Yowl, Vagabon


The 2016 Paris festival was held on October 27–29. The headliners were Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker, Moderat and M.I.A.[37]

Thursday: Aldous RH, Lucy Dacus, Parquet Courts, Suuns, Floating Points, DJ Shadow, Mount Kimbie, Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker

Friday: C Duncan, Porches, Brandt Brauer Frick, Flavien Berger, Explosions in the Sky, Bat for Lashes, Todd Terje & the Olsens, Moderat

Saturday: Joey Purp, Bonzai, Whitney, Shame, Minor Victories, Warpaint, Abra, M.I.A., Acid Arab, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Daphni, Tale Of Us


Café de la Danse

Tuesday: Krrum, Loyle Carner, Frances

Wednesday: Robbing Millions, Adia Victoria, Thom Sonny Green


Tuesday: Nilüfer Yanya, Mabel, Fickle Friends

Wednesday: Skott, Jordan Rakei, Requin Chagrin

Mécanique Ondulatoire

Tuesday: Get Inuit, Hoops, Anteros

Wednesday: Lucy Dacus, Communions, Cherry Glazerr


Tuesday: Klangstof, Smerz, Alex Cameron

Wednesday: Fhin, Dark0, Kenton Slash Demon

Pop-Up du Label

Tuesday: Alfie Connor, Connie Constance, Cleopold

Wednesday: Pi Ja Ma, Beaty Heart, Isaac Gracie

La Loge

Tuesday: Faroe, Cameron A G, Okay Kaya

Wednesday: Alyss, Anna of the North, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Café de la Presse

Tuesday: Manast LL', Kweku Collins, Jones

Wednesday: Salute, Tirzah, Tommy Genesis

Pitchfork & RBMA After Parties

Thursday: Malibu, River Tiber, Jessy Lanza, Clams Casino, Ryan Hemsworth

Friday: Lamusa, Dollkraut DJ, Jacques, Pangaea, Bambounou


The 2015 Paris festival was held on October 29–31. The headliners were Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, Beach House and Ratatat.[38]

Thursday: Hælos, Kirin J. Callinan, Destroyer, Ariel Pink, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deerhunter, Beach House

Friday: Dornik, Rome Fortune, Health, Rhye, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Battles, Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, Four Tet

Saturday: Hinds, Curtis Harding, Nao, Father John Misty, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Run the Jewels, Spiritualized, Ratatat, Hudson Mohawke, John Talabot b2b Roman Flügel, Laurent Garnier

Opening Night (Tuesday)

Café de la Danse: Børns, Empress Of, LA Priest

Badaboum: SG Lewis, Moses Sumney, Mura Masa, DJ Allie Teilz

Mécanique Ondulatoire: Mild High Club, Bully, Speedy Ortiz

RBMA presents Pitchfork After Party #1 at Trabendo

Thursday: Rustie, Nosaj Thing, two, Gilligan Moss, Jade Statues, John Pope, Keight

Friday: Omar S, Galcher Lustwerk, Andre Bratten, Cosmo, k2k


The 2014 Paris festival was held on October 30–31 and November 1. The headliners were Belle & Sebastian, Caribou and James Blake.[39]

Thursday: Ought, How to Dress Well, The Notwist, The War on Drugs, Mogwai, Jon Hopkins, James Blake

Friday: Perfect Pussy, D.D Dumbo, Son Lux, Future Islands, , Chvrches, St. Vincent, Belle & Sebastian

Saturday: Jessy Lanza, Charlotte OC, Tobias Jesso Jr., Kwamie Liv, Movement, Foxygen, tUnE-yArDs, José González, Jungle, Caribou, Four Tet, Jamie xx, Kaytranada

Opening Party

Wednesday: Kindness, Kelela, All We Are, Shura

After Party

Thursday: Joy Orbison, Martyn, Ryan Elliott, Felix

Friday: Lunice, Fatima Al Qadiri, Sophie, Tourist, Douchka


The 2013 Paris festival was held on October 31 and November 1–2. The headliners were The Knife, Hot Chip and Disclosure.[40]

Thursday: Only Real, Iceage, Blood Orange, No Age, Mac DeMarco, Savages, Mount Kimbie, Darkside, The Haxan Cloak, The Knife

Friday: Petit Fantôme, Deafheaven, Jagwar Ma, Warpaint, Colin Stetson, Junip, Ariel Pink, Connan Mockasin, Danny Brown, Disclosure

Saturday: Empress Of, Pegase, Majical Cloudz, Sky Ferreira, Youth Lagoon, Baths, Omar Souleyman, Yo La Tengo, Panda Bear, Hot Chip, Glass Candy, Todd Terje, A-Trak

Opening Night

Wednesday: Julianna Barwick, The Dodos, Jackson Scott, Forest Swords

After Party

Thursday: John Talabot, Pional, Genius of Time, Evans

Friday: Jon Hopkins, Jacques Greene, Evian Christ, Kuage, Sundae


The 2012 Paris festival was held on November 1–3. The headliners were M83, Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear.[41]

Thursday: How to Dress Well, AlunaGeorge, DIIV, Factory Floor, Japandroids, Chairlift, John Talabot, Sébastien Tellier, James Blake, M83

Friday: Outfit, Ratking, Jessie Ware, Wild Nothing, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Walkmen, Chromatics, Robyn, Fuck Buttons, Animal Collective

Saturday: Isaac Delusion, Cloud Nothings, Purity Ring, Twin Shadow, Liars, Death Grips, Breton, Grizzly Bear, Disclosure, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Rustie, Simian Mobile Disco, Julio Bashmore


The 2011 Paris festival was held on October 28–29. The headliners were Bon Iver and Aphex Twin.[42]

Friday: Team Ghost, Fucked Up, Real Estate, Washed Out, Wild Beasts, Mondkopf, Aphex Twin, Pantha du Prince, Cut Copy, Four Tet, Erol Alkan

Saturday: Rosebuds, Kathleen Edwards, Stornoway, Jens Lekman, Lykke Li, Bon Iver



Pitchfork Music Festival London will make its debut in 2021 on 10-14 November.[30] The festival will be held in twelve venues across London.


Village Underground: Mykki Blanco, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, TYSON

Fabric: Anna Meredith, PVA, Grove

Earth Theatre: Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth, Art School Girlfriend


Earth Theatre: Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth, Cassandra Jenkins, Natalie Bergman

Fire: PC Music "Love Goes On" (Hannah Diamond, Namasenda, Caro<3, Felicita, Easyfun, Umru, KKB Soundsystem, Mowalola)

Fabric: Giant Swan, Eartheater, DJ Winggold


Southbank Centre: Black Midi, Moor Mother

Oslo: Denise Chaila, Lex Amor, Carla Prata

Moth Club: Iceage, deathcrash, The Umlauts

Oval Space: Remi Wolf, Gabriels, Joviale


Oval Space / Canvas / Pickle Factory: Tirzah, Koreless, Good Sad Happy Bad, Lucinda Chua, Nabihah Iqbal, Kareem Ali, L'Rain, Harvey Causon, Haich Ber Na, Tiberius B

Hackney Church: Moses Boyd, Nilüfer Yanya, Emma-Jean Thackray, cktrl


The Roundhouse: Stereolab, Girl Band, Beak>, Ana Roxanne, Folly Group, Martha Skye Murphy, Kynsy



The inaugural edition of Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin was to be held on 08–09 May 2020, but is on hiatus until 07–08 May 2021. The headliners are Lianne La Havas and Modeselektor.[43]

Friday: Lianne La Havas, Soap&Skin, Brandt Brauer Frick, Nadine Shah, Nick Hakim, Celeste, Ilgen-Nur, Oum Shatt, duendita, Okay Kaya

Saturday: Modeselektor (Live), HVOB (Live), Tim Hecker, John Talabot (DJ), Kelly Lee Owens, DJ Spinn B2B RP Boo, rRoxymore (Live), Peaking Lights, BLVTH, Lary


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