The Pitchfork Music Festival is set to kick off later today from Chicago’s Union Park, and the three-day festival will be streaming live on the Pitchfork website throughout the weekend. Starting at 3:30 p.m. CT, fans who were unable to make it out to the Windy City for the concert can check out first day performances from Hundred Waters, Neneh Cherry, Sharon Van Etten, and Giorgio Moroder live on their computers via LiveOne’s CrowdSurfing platform. The live stream will resume at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday and Sunday, although it’s not yet clear which bands will be featured.
Although smaller than Chicago’s other major summer music festival -- Lollapalooza, scheduled for Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park -- the Pitchfork Music Festival has become one of the city’s signature concerts since launching in 2006. Beck will headline the show tonight, with Neutral Milk Hotel headlining tomorrow, and Kendrick Lamar performing Sunday. St. Vincent, Grimes, Hudson Mohawke, The Field, Danny Brown, and Earl Sweatshirt are also scheduled to play this weekend, among many others.
According to the festival’s website, the Saturday and Sunday shows are sold out but Friday tickets are still available for those in the area who feel like pulling a Ferris Bueller. Check out Kendrick Lamar’s performance of “ADHD” from the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival above.