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Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent & Erykah Badu to Headline Pitchfork Festival 2021

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Phoebe Bridgers in concert during the Boygenius Tour at The Sylvee on Nov. 16, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Pitchfork Music Festival is making a triumphant return to Chicago with all female headliners. The festival will take place from Sept. 10 to 12 at Union Park with Erykah BaduSt. Vincent, and Phoebe Bridgers as headliners.  

Additional acts include Big Thief, Animal Collective, Angel Olsen, Kim Gordon, Flying Lotus and Thundercat.  

“We are unbelievably excited to celebrate the return of live shows, our music community, and, most importantly, the artists and events crews who have made this year’s festival possible,” said Pitchfork editor in chief Puja Patel. “I know this will be a cathartic weekend for all of us, and that it lands right before the 25th anniversary of the publication makes it all the more special.” 

The festival will also welcome Ty Segall & Freedom Band, Waxahatchee, Danny Brown, Cat Power, Andy Shauf, Caroline Polachek, Yaeji, Black Midi, Hop Along, Kelly Lee Owens and more for a combination of big name and discovery musicians.  

To ensure the health and safety of guests, artists, and staff, the Pitchfork Music Festival will adhere to the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 protocol, and will keep attendees updated as federal, state, and local regulations evolve. As of the lineup announcement, masks will be required at the festival and attendees aged 12 and older will be required to provide proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test within the past 24 hours, each day of the festival. 

Pitchfork Music Festival tickets are on sale now. Three-day passes are $195 and single-day passes are $90. The Pitchfork PLUS upgrade, including a range of exclusive amenities, is $385 for a three-day pass and $185 for a single-day pass. If the festival is postponed or rescheduled due to COVID-19, ticket buyers can keep their passes for the new dates or request a refund. 

Check out the full lineup below.