Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 took place July 13 – 15 in Chicago’s Union Park. Now in its seventh year, the independently run three-day event focuses on the best in indie, alternative, hip-hop, and electronica.


This summer’s event featured Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, and many more.

Here are some festival highlights.
Photos by M Jackson 


Amber Coffman, singer and guitar player for Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors 


David Longstreth from Dirty Projectors 



Abraham Orellana, aka AraabMuzik


Beach House singer/songwriter and keyboardist Victoria Legrand



Matt Sweeney, guitarist for New York alternative rockers, Chavez 


Chavez bass player Scott Marshall 


Canadian singer/songwriter Feist 


Vancouver's own Claire Boucher - aka Grimes


Al Doyle of Hot Chip


Rapper Schoolboy Q 


Vampire Weekend lead singer and guitarist Ezra Koenig  


Ezra Koenig 


Singer Alexis Krauss of NYC's Sleigh Bells 


Godspeed You! Black Emperor sets up on Saturday, July 14


Mary Timony of Wild Flag 



 Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein



Rapper Big K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time) 


 Detroit rapper Danny Brown 


Megan James, singer for Montreal-based band Purity Ring 



Johnny Jewel, producer/multi-instrumentalist for Portland, Oregon's Chromatics  



Ruth Radelet of the Chromatics