Pitchfork’s 2018 Music Festival at Union Park in Chicago was the best in years with a well-rounded weekend schedule. Friday had us wondering if later shows would even take stage due to unpredictable weather, and fortunately all Pitchfork experienced was on and off rain leading Tame Impala to their widely anticipated performance. Saturday on the other hand was sunny and allowed festival goers to enjoy the experience as groups like Zola Jesus and Blood Orange took the stage, concluded by an easing performance by Fleet Foxes. Sunday took a different route focusing on rap/R&B artists like DRAM and Ravyn Lenae while blue stage hosted unique performances by artists such as Alex Cameron and Japandroids, eventually ending with a charged performance by the one and only Lauryn Hill.
The July 20-22 weekend didn’t stop after the headliners either. After-party shows were hosted by artists like Japanese Breakfast and Paul Cherry. Besides the music Pitchfork also had a few exhibits for fans to check out like the CHIRP Record Fair and Book Fort. Of course there were food vendors, but one thing that surely stood out through the weekend was Goose Island’s collaboration with Japandroids which was displayed on beer cans. Overall, Pitchfork’s 2018 Music Festival reaches out to each and every kind of fan. If you were able to personally experience it, consider yourself lucky!