Pitchfork Music Festival

Gate 1 is located on Ashland Avenue, on the west side of Union Park. Gate 2 is located at Washington and Ogden. Gate times will be announced 2 months before the festival.

Getting Here

The festival does not provide any parking for festival attendees. There are no sanctioned parking lots for public use in the Union Park area associated with the festival.

The Ashland stop on the Green and Pink lines is right at the northwest corner of the park. There is an accessible entrance.

The Ashland #9 bus runs north/south and stops on the western edge of Union Park. The Madison #20 bus runs east/west and stops just south of the park, it also runs directly from Ogilvie station and is a short walk from Union Station downtown.
Bike Parking

Biking is a great way to get to the festival. Every year we provide a safe lot to park your bike while you attend the festival. Check back closer to the festival for the exact location.

The Pitchfork Music Festival is committed to making its facilities accessible to and usable by all patrons and visitors. There are ramps from the sidewalks to street, ADA restrooms, and an ADA entrance on Ashland, just north of the main entrance.

We have designated viewing platforms for ADA festival attendees at the two main stages. In order to access these platforms, please check-in at the ADA entrance.

In order to help us create the best experience for you, please contact us ahead of time with any questions, needs or concerns. If you need space to store any equipment such as oxygen tanks or insulin, please email us ahead of time, so that we can make accommodations.