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Pitchfork Music Festival has been cancelled

The three-day event was scheduled for July.

May 06, 2020
Pitchfork Music Festival has been cancelled L-R: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images, Michael Buckner / Getty Images  

Pitchfork Music Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-day festival was scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 17 at Union Park in Chicago. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run The Jewels, and The National were set to headline, with Big Thief, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Danny Brown, Thundercat, Kim Gordon, Phoebe Bridgers, and more lower down the bill.

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In a statement, Pitchfork said that they're planning to run the festival again in 2021. "It can be pretty daunting to think about the future of live music right now, but know that we are fully committed to bringing Pitchfork Music Festival back in 2021, if the public health situation allows for it," the statement reads. "In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow local health department guidelines. We are in this together, and, if we all do our part, we’ll celebrate next year in person."

Pitchfork say that they'll reach out to all ticket holders with details on how to obtain a refund.

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Pitchfork Music Festival has been cancelled