Entry Requirements


In accordance with City of Chicago requirements, full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend the Pitchfork Music Festival. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours each day that you attend the festival.

Attendees must bring a photo ID, and either proof of vaccination or a negative test.


  • A vaccination card.
  • A photocopy of your vaccination card.
  • An electronic picture of your vaccination card on your phone.


  • Walgreens – Appointments are required at various locations.
  • CVS – Appointments are required at various locations.
  • Curative – Curative will be located 1 block away from the festival grounds and will be offering rapid tests from 8am–8pm, September 9–12.
    • Schedule your appointment here


In accordance with CDC and CDPH guidelines we recommend and encourage attendees to wear a mask except when actively eating or drinking. These guidelines are subject to change based on city and public health guidance. You can stay up-to-date with the latest information by keeping an eye out for Pitchfork Music Festival emails, visiting the Pitchfork Music Festival website, and following @pitchforkfest on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Resource and Response Center

Since 2018, Pitchfork Music Festival has featured an on-site Resource and Response Center where professionally trained counselors and a dedicated security team are available to attendees who witness or experience behavior in violation of Pitchfork Music Festival’s Code of Conduct.

We understand that getting back to a crowded festival might bring on new and unexpected responses, so we will have additional staff on hand, trained in crowd anxiety and other related fields. Please be kind and understanding of your fellow fest-goers.


Further Information and Assistance

We make every effort to create a safe environment on the festival grounds, including public and private security and medical staff throughout the festival. If you have a specific question regarding safety, security, or medical information, please contact us at info@pitchforkmusicfestival.com