All photos by Olivia Cummings
From the moment the first glob of paint struck the wall on the side of the Violet Hour in Wicker Park, Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 was off to a creative and exciting start with one of their most diverse and impressive lineups to date. Attendees flooded Union Park, defying lousy weather forecasts for performances by over 40 acts including a long-awaited return from Tame Impala, the first Blood Orange set since announcing a new record, a transcendent avant-garde seance from This Is Not This Heat, and a supernal exhibition from Moses Sumney.
The fourteenth iteration of Chicago's premier musical gathering captured the identity of the leading music publication covering a broad range of genres and providing programming inclusive of cultural mainstays and also newer, developing artists. If the trip to Chicago wasn't feasible, Pitchfork offered live streaming of the festival from their YouTube channel to view from the comfort of your own convenience.