Written by Live Nation Staff • Photography by Ellie Pritts • July 17, 2016
This weekend in the heart of Chicago, Pitchfork Music Festival celebrated its 11th year with three days of music, style, and unseasonably great weather. Friday kicked off late and kinda cloudy, but it included the long-time-coming reunion of indie darlings Broken Social Scene, a evening dance party with Carly Rae Jepsen, and the eerie, expansive pop of Baltimore auteurs Beach House. Saturday brought loads of sunshine, and stirringly strange sets from both Jenny Hval and Circuit Des Yeux, a ripping dance-off care of RP Boo, a star-studded set from Blood Orange, and heartwarmingly massive appearances by Brian Wilson and Sufjan Stevens. On Sunday, with the threat of rain barely lingering, it was all about dancing it out. Early risers were treated to the spaced-out world of spiritual jazz legacy act Sun Ra Arkestra; NAO, Kamasi Washington, and Empress Of held down the mid-afternoon grooves; and the evening gave way to park-spanning grind-fests, courtesy of Jeremih, Miguel, and FKA twigs. Below, photogapher Ellie Pritts gives us a look at her sunny and color-saturated weekend in Chicago. For more Pitchfork Fest coverage, go here.
Broken Social Scene
Carly Rae Jepsen
BJ the Chicago Kid
Brian Wilson performing 'Pet Sounds'
Sun Ra Arkestra