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  

   

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