July 13, 2016 / 1:35 am

What to expect at Pitchfork Chicago…

Whether you are a first-time Pitchfork goer or a routine raver, it is always a good idea to be prepared.

Things to Pack:

  • Water!
    • Water in the city costs $2 – which is insane. Pitchfork allows you to bring in two sealed water bottles and trust me, you will need it.
  • Sunscreen
    • Skin Cancer isn’t cool.
  • Cellphone Charger
    • Pitchfork vendors have charging stations along with free SWAG.
  • Sunglasses
    • Keep the sun out of your eyes.
  • Cellphone
    • So that you can play Pokemon Go! of course!

Prepare for the Artists:

Take a listen to the artists from the official Pitchfork Music Festival playlist!

and try out WIUX’s very own-playlist!

Support your Locals!:

  • Whitney, Kevin Morby, Martin Courtney are all from Secretly Canadian.
  • Twin Peaks, Whitney, Beach House, and Neon Indian have all played Culture Shock.
  • Bloomington-Locals, Hoops (now signed to Fat Possum Records) and VARSITY, will be playing a Pitchfork After-Show alongside Porches on July 17th at the Empty Bottle.


Review the set times here.

… and finally have a great time! Pitchfork is about having fun and listening to groovy tunes.

Check out this video from last years Pitchfork!