Don’t Sleep: Here Are 11 Artists & Bands From Pitchfork Fest You Need To See Live


After repeated days of some very sketchy, on-and-off gloomy weather, the good people at Pitchfork provided Chicago-based music lovers with a weekend escape in the form of their annual music fest.

Since its inception in 2005, Pitchfork Music Festival has boasted exciting weekends full of both popular and obscure alternative artists spanning all genres. Last weekend was no exception, as many big names headlined the 2016 edition such as Miguel, FKA Twigs, Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, BJ the Chicago Kid, Jeremih, Carly Rae Jepsen and many more.

One of the coolest things about #P4KFest is that because of its alternative and “free-spirited” nature, chances are you’ll become exposed to several artists and groups (or even genres) you’ll wish you’ve been up on a long time ago. Within the span of three days, your mind will open up as you listen to some of the best curated group of musicians, with some being moderately new and even some old school artists you might haven’t been up on.

With that said, leaving no genre untouched, here is a carefully crafted list of several artists and bands from this year’s roster you have to bump with the quickness.