Photo by Tonje Thilesen
Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 has come to a close. We had a ball, and we hope everyone attending the festival at Union Park had as much fun as we did.
It was a hot weekend but the weather mostly cooperated. Björk's brilliant set was cut short a few songs because of lightning, but some late evening rain didn't affect Belle and Sebastian's Saturday closing set or R. Kelly's amazing Festival closer, which included a choir and the release of dove balloons during "I Believe I Can Fly".
We want to thank the artists who played as well as their crews. Thanks to Mike Reed and everyone at At Pluto for another terrifically organized and executed event. Thanks to our sponsors, the City of Chicago, and the volunteers who braved the heat and the rain. Most of all, thanks to everyone who came out.
We have beautiful photographs of every set from Ebru Yildiz, Jason Bergman, Ellie Pritts, Tonje Thilesen, and Erez Avissar.
Björk by Tonje Thilesen
Friday photos, featuring: Björk, Joanna Newsom, Wire, Woods, Trash Talk, Angel Olsen, Mikal Cronin, Frankie Rose, Mac DeMarco, Daughn Gibson
Belle and Sebastian by Ebru Yildiz
Saturday photos, featuring: Belle and Sebastian, The Breeders, Solange, Rustie, Savages, Phosphorescent, Swans, Pissed Jeans, Andy Stott, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Julia Holter, KEN mode, Merchandise, White Lung, Metz, Ryan Hemsworth, Parquet Courts
R. Kelly by Erez Avissar
Sunday photos, featuring: R. Kelly, M.I.A., TNGHT, Glass Candy, Lil B, Killer Mike, El-P, Yo La Tengo, Chairlift, Sky Ferreira, Foxygen, Toro Y Moi, Evian Christ, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Autre Ne Veut, DJ Rashad, Tree
Also, below, check out Festival videos from Swans and Trash Talk. We'll continue adding video and photos from the festival in the coming days. And check out Pitchfork on Instagram for more photos and video.
We'll see you this fall in France for Pitchfork Music Festival Paris.
Trash Talk: "Birth Plague Die":
Trash Talk: "Hash Wednesday" / "Babylon CA":