rules_red.jpg
  • 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.

Accommodations

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.

 

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.

Prohibited Items

All attendees will be searched upon entering the festival grounds. You will need to empty your pockets, and have all your items examined. If you have an approved size bag or purse (See Allowed Items List), security will examine that as well. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.The following items are prohibited: 

NO GLASS OF ANY KIND

NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND (REGARDLESS OF PERMIT)

NO PEPPER SPRAY

NO PAINT OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING PAINT MARKERS AND SPRAY PAINT)

NO FIREWORKS

NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES

NO DRUGS OR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

NO BIKE CHAINS, BIKE LOCKS, WALLET CHAINS (THAT EXCEED 12 INCHES IN LENGTH AND A WIDTH OF 1 INCH)

NO LASER POINTERS

NO PROFESSIONAL GRADE RADIOS OR WALKIE TALKIES

NO TENTS, CANOPYS OR UMBRELLAS (larger than 1 foot/12 inches)

NO FLAGS OR TOTEM POLES 

NO UNSEALED TAMPONS

NO PRE-FILLED VAPE PENS (See allowed list below for vape specifics)

NO STUFFED ANIMALS/DOLLS (including stuffed animal purses)

NO UNAUTHORIZED/UNLICENSED VENDORS

NO UNAUTHORIZED SOLICITATION OF MATERIALS INCLUDING HANDBILLS, FLYERS, STICKERS, BEACH BALLS, GIVEAWAYS, SAMPLES, ETC.

NO WAGONS, SKATEBOARDS, BICYCLES, SCOOTERS, GO CARTS, HOVERBOARDS OR ATVS

NO PETS – UNLESS it is a service animal.

NO COOLERS

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS

NO OPEN CONTAINERS

NO BACKPACKS WITH MULTIPLE POCKETS OR  MULTI-POCKET BAGS

NO BAGS BIGGER THAN 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28 cm x 12 cm) INCLUDING PURSES

NO BOTA BAGS (Empty Hydration Packs and CamelBaks are permitted. Must be able to remove water pouch from bag)

NO PUSH CARTS

NO SPORTS EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING FRISBEES)

NO FLAMMABLE PRODUCTS

NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS, DETACHABLE LENSES, TRIPODS OR GO-PRO STICKS, MONOPODS, AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT AND SELFIE-STICKS.

NO PROJECTILES OR EXPLOSIVES

NO KNIVES OR SHARP OBJECTS INCLUDING POCKET KNIVES

NO WATER GUNS OR MISTERS

NO CHAIRS

NO HAMMOCKS

NO INFLATABLE COUCHES

NO GRILLS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING PROPANE AND CHARCOAL)

NO GENERATORS

NO GAS MASKS OR TACTICAL GEAR

NO AEROSOL CANS (INCLUDING DEODORANT, BUG SPRAY, SUNSCREEN AND PERFUME)

NO DRONES, REMOTE FLYING DEVICES OR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

ANY OTHER ITEMS DEEMED AS POSING A THREAT TO THE SAFE ENJOYMENT OF THE PATRONS

IF YOU BRING ANY OF THE ITEMS ON THE ABOVE PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST INTO THE FESTIVAL, SUCH ITEMS WILL BE CONFISCATED AND DISCARDED AND YOU CAN BE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE FESTIVAL BASED ON THE SOLE DISCRETION OF FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT HOLD ANY PROHIBITED ITEMS FOR YOU.

Weather

The Pitchfork Music Festival will take place rain or shine.

Photography

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.

MEDICATION: 

No unsealed over the counter medications/vitamins. 

Prescription drugs in non-approved containers must be turned over to medical. You will only be allowed to bring in your prescribed daily amount. 

 

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.

 

PERMITTED ITEMS

Strollers accompanied with a child

Factory sealed tampons

Blankets, sheets and towels

Binoculars

Factory sealed vape pens, factory sealed vape cartridges, empty vape pens,

Go-Pro Cameras (No Go-Pro Sticks), Digital phone, point and shoot cameras, disposable cameras

Bags will be restricted to small purses/satchels/fanny packs/drawstring bags, and may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28 cm x 12 cm).

Two (2) factory sealed bottles of water (up to 1 liter each).  Security will break the seal upon entry.

Empty CamelBaks, empty hydration packs (must be able to remove water pouch from bag) and empty water bottles (plastic or aluminum only) with a max size of 36oz.

Factory sealed sun block (non-aerosol).-Security will break the seal upon entry

Factory sealed bug spray (non-aerosol). Security will break the seal upon entry

 

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

All rules and regulations are subject to change.