Here comes more bummer festival news: the 2020 edition of Pitchfork Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Chicago fest was scheduled for July 17-19 in Union Park, and the lineup included Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run the Jewels, The National, Fiery Furnaces (for their first show in nine years), Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Big Thief, Twin Peaks, Kim Gordon, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Danny Brown, Phoebe Bridgers, Thundercat, Yaeji, Waxahatchee, Cat Power, Tierra Whack, Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble, Deafheaven, SOPHIE, Dave, Rapsody, BADBADNOTGOOD, Hop Along, and more.
Pitchfork's statement about the cancellation reads:
Dear Pitchfork Fest friends:
We’re heartbroken to announce the cancellation of Pitchfork Music Festival 2020, due to COVID-19. Ticketholders will be contacted directly via email with full refund options; thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through all of this.
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. 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.
In the meantime, we have plans for more livestreams, and more ways to use the full weight of Pitchfork to support musicians and the community around our festival. We’re not going anywhere—stay tuned, stay positive, and see you soon.
Check out pictures from the 2019 edition of the festival in the gallery below.