• Artists subject to change.

  • No outside food or beverage allowed, except two sealed bottles of water.

  • No video recorders and no cameras with detachable lenses will be allowed on the festival grounds.

  • If you are at all unsure about the equipment you're planning to bring, leave it at home!

  • Children under the age of 10 are free when accompanied by an adult.


Re-Entry Policy

Please keep in mind that there will be absolutely no re-entry into the festival.


There are numerous hotel accommodations in close proximity to the festival. Camping is not available on the festival grounds or surrounding area.

Lost & Found

Lost and Found is located in the will call trailer on Ashland Avenue. You can pick up lost and found items at Union park for one week after the festival.

Special Dietary Needs

Pitchfork Music Festival does its best to cater to the various dietary preferences and needs of all our guests. At least one third of our food vendors present menus that provide gluten-free and vegan options. If you have more specialized dietary concerns, please see information about medical needs.

Prohibited Items

All attendees will be searched upon entering the festival grounds. The following items will not be allowed: Tents, flags, lounge chairs, musical instruments, knives or other weapons, video cameras, audio recording devices, professional cameras (NO cameras with detachable lenses), selfie sticks, pets, food, beverages (other than sealed bottled water), drugs or drug paraphernalia.

Alcoholic Beverages

A valid government-issued photo ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages on the festival grounds. Attendees will need to show their ID to festival security personnel in order to receive a wristband that will allow them to purchase alcohol. Sales of alcohol will end promptly at 9:30 pm. There are NO REFUNDS for unused beverage tickets.


Health & Common Sense

We want all our visitors to have a healthy and safe festival experience, so please take these common-sense steps to ensure you’re feeling great when the weekend is over: ① stay hydrated; ② eat regularly; ③ dress appropriately; and ④ protect yourself from the sun.

Please Respect Our Neighbors.

Union Park and the surrounding historic neighborhoods have been very gracious in welcoming us to their home for eleven years. Please show your respect and consideration for them as you enter and leave the festival. Don't be loud, don't litter, don't lock your bikes to private property, and don't post or distribute flyers in the neighborhood. Please help us to continue the longstanding exchange of goodwill with the wider community around our event.


The Pitchfork Music Festival will take place rain or shine.


By entering the festival grounds you will be agreeing to allow your image to possibly be photographed or filmed for the use of the producers. You are not allowed to bring in video cameras or professional-quality cameras (NO cameras with detachable lenses)..

Ticket Re-Assignment & Other Ticket Issues

PMF uses the print-at-home ticket service Ticketfly. All purchased tickets need to be printed at home. If changes occur to your plans and you can no longer attend, no name changes are needed - you can simply give the digital print-at-home ticket to your friend. PLEASE NOTE: tickets will only scan once at entry, prohibiting multiple copies of the same ticket from being used.

Pre-Existing Medical Needs

If you have pre-existing medical conditions that require medication, special diets, or simply awareness, please notify our security staff when entering the festival. They can direct you to our first aid tent near the main gate to ensure that medications are properly stored, and other needs are met. Please bring a copy of a letter from a medical professional. If you have any medical-related questions, please email our medical staff.

Permitted Items

Digital cameras (non-professional), disposable cameras, film cameras (non-professional), fanny packs, sealed bottled water, backpacks/ satchels (medium-sized), hats, sun block, lighters, sunglasses, cigarettes, and folding chairs are permitted.

Security & Safety

Chicago's well-respected and experienced security company S3 will be providing their services at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Their presence is intended to make this concert experience safe and fun for everyone. Please respect and follow all rules and regulations. They were created with your safety in mind.

Acts & Set Times

All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Acts, however, are subject to change without notice. A complete list of set times will be released in early June, but may be subject to change.

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation will be ticketing people for posting flyers on light poles, telephone poles, or any other piece of city property. At $250 per flyer, you might want to consider whether this will be a cost-effective way to promote your band/energy drink/toothpaste/movie night/etc.


Please visit this website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

All rules and regulations are subject to change.