In it’s 12th year, Pitchfork Music Festival continued to prove its longevity, boasting three sold out days and another jam packed, stellar lineup. Thousands flocked to Union Park in Chicago, making this year what seemed like the most crowded the festival has been in our three years of coverage. With another incredible year filled with countless memorable moments in the books, we take a look back at the weekend through the lens of our blog photographer, Brendan O’Connor.

Take a look at some photos from Friday below, featuring Priests, Dawn Richard, Hiss Golden Messenger, Vince Staples, Frankie Cosmos, Danny Brown, Kamaiyah, Dirty Projectors, and LCD Soundsystem. Stay tuned for more photos from the weekend throughout the week.


Dawn Richard

Hiss Golden Messenger

Vince Staples

Frankie Cosmos

Danny Brown


Dirty Projectors

LCD Soundsystem