Pitchfork has officially cut the cord on their 15th annual music festival this year as a result of the global health crisis. The music publication announced on Wednesday (May 6th) that they would be cancelling the festival, which was scheduled to take place from July 17th-19th, 2020 at Union Park in Chicago. They shared an official statement on the matter, indicating that they still have the full intention of bringing back the music event in 2021 should the global health situation allow for it.
“We’re heartbroken to announce the cancellation of Pitchfork Music Festival 2020, due to COVID-19,” the statement reads. “Ticketholders will be contacted directly 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,” the message continued, “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.”