Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 took place July 13 – 15 in Chicago’s Union Park. Now in its seventh year, the independently run three-day event focuses on the best in indie, alternative, hip-hop, and electronica.
This summer’s event featured Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, and many more.
Here are some festival highlights.
Photos by M Jackson
Amber Coffman, singer and guitar player for Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors
David Longstreth from Dirty Projectors
Abraham Orellana, aka AraabMuzik
Beach House singer/songwriter and keyboardist Victoria Legrand
Matt Sweeney, guitarist for New York alternative rockers, Chavez
Chavez bass player Scott Marshall
Canadian singer/songwriter Feist
Vancouver's own Claire Boucher - aka Grimes
Al Doyle of Hot Chip
Rapper Schoolboy Q
Vampire Weekend lead singer and guitarist Ezra Koenig
Singer Alexis Krauss of NYC's Sleigh Bells
Godspeed You! Black Emperor sets up on Saturday, July 14
Mary Timony of Wild Flag
Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein
Rapper Big K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time)
Detroit rapper Danny Brown
Megan James, singer for Montreal-based band Purity Ring
Johnny Jewel, producer/multi-instrumentalist for Portland, Oregon's Chromatics
Ruth Radelet of the Chromatics