After being acquired by media giant Conde Nast, I was curious to see if the decision would impact Pitchfork Music Festival, now in its’ 11th year. It did – improving an already superb festival with even more talent and sponsors. Pitchfork’s stellar 2016 lineup features an array of artists from around the world, such as Britain’s NAO, Norwegian Jenny Hval, and Australian punk rock band Royal Headache, to name a few.
However, what’s most noticeable about 2016’s roster is the amount of Chicago natives that will be playing in Union Park this coming weekend. Mick Jenkins, Twin Peaks, Whitney, BJ the Chicago Kid, Jeremih, and honorary Chicagoan Sufjan Stevens will all take the primary-colored stages on July 15th-17th.
On top of great music, Pitchfork Music Festival is partaking in their Voter Engagement and Mobilization Project, helping Chicago-area festgoers register to vote. So if you’re going and you aren’t a registered voter, there’s literally no excuse for you not to sign up. Do it. The country’s depending on you.
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