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The 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival in photos

Sufjan Stevens (Photo: Robert Loerzel)

The Pitchfork Music Festival has been holding court in Chicago’s Union Park for a decade now, and the 2016 edition saw the fest’s eclectic tastes on full display. The A.V. Club was there once again but, this time around, we opted to do something a little different. This year we filmed videos with many of the weekend’s performers, and in lieu of a traditional write-up we’ve elected to let those do the talking for us. Those will be coming throughout the week, and here, we have a collection of photos taken by Robert Loerzel. For those not in attendance, it offers a peak into the fest and gives instant nostalgia for those lucky enough to make it. Let’s get to it!

Friday

Car Seat Headrest
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Whitney
Julia Holter
The crowd waiting for Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
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The crowd during Twin Peaks
The crowd anointing Carly Rae Jepsen Pitchfork’s queen
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Carly Rae Jepsen
Mick Jenkins
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Broken Social Scene
Shamir
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Beach House

Saturday

The crowd during Circuit Des Yeux
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Circuit Des Yeux
RP Boo
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Royal Headache
Digable Planets
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Jenny Hval
Savages
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Blood Orange
The crowd at Pitchfork
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Super Furry Animals
Brian Wilson and Al Jardine
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Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan Stevens
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Sunday

Sun Ra Arkestra
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Homme
Kamasi Washington
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Kamasi Washington meeting fans
NAO
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Empress Of
Neon Indian
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Jeremih
Jeremih
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Miguel
FKA Twigs
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