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Our photo recap of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

From Bjork to Swans to M.I.A. to R. Kelly, a visual tour through an occasionally rainy and mostly fun weekend

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This year's Pitchfork Music Festival saw a healthy amount of sun, a bit of sludge-punk, and handfuls of seapunks. The blowout boasted a broad lineup—the prospect of packing Wire, Lil B, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, and 42 other acts into Union Park for three straight days was impressive enough, and it largely worked out quite well. Sure, there was the occasional issue that put a damper on otherwise fantastic performances (the oncoming storm that cut Bjork's glorious set short, the sound issues that plagued M.I.A.'s uplifting global dance-rap jams), but for the most part the weekend offered an intoxicating combination of driven punk, gorgeous folk, thoughtful rap, smooth R&B, and, in the case of Swans, some glorious ethereal metal. The musicians who appeared on the fest's three stages often looked like they were ready to set up camp and stay for a few hours longer than their arranged set times required of them, and from Trash Talk's rowdy appearance Friday afternoon till the moment R. Kelly released a set of dove-shaped balloons during "I Believe I can Fly" to close the fest there was as much to see as there was to hear. If you missed out you're in luck: the Reader's talented photo staff spent the weekend running around the park to capture all the action happening onstage and some of what went down on the ground. Leor Galil

Friday

Frankie Rose Ashley Limon Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Ashley Limon
  • Frankie Rose
Frankie Rose Ashley Limon Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Ashley Limon
  • Frankie Rose
Daughn Gibson Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Alison Green
  • Daughn Gibson
Daughn Gibson Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Alison Green
  • Jim Elkington
Trash Talk Ashley Limon Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Ashley Limon
  • Trash Talk
Trash Talk Lydia Gorham Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Lydia Gorham
  • Trash Talk
Trash Talk Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Alison Green
  • Trash Talk
Mac DeMarco Andrea Bauer Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Andrea Bauer
  • Mac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco Andrea Bauer Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Andrea Bauer
  • Mac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco Andrea Bauer Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Andrea Bauer
  • Mac DeMarco's guitarist
Angel Olsen Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Alison Green
  • Angel Olsen
Angel Olsen Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Alison Green
  • Angel Olsen
Woods Lydia Gorham Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Lydia Gorham
  • Woods
Andrea Bauer Mikal Cronin Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Andrea Bauer
  • Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin Andrea Bauer Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Andrea Bauer
  • Mikal Cronin
Wire Lydia Gorham Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Lydia Gorham
  • Wire
Wire Lydia Gorham Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Lydia Gorham
  • Wire
Joanna Newsom Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Alison Green
  • Joanna Newsom
Joanna Newsom Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Alison Green
  • Joanna Newsom
Bjork Tonje Thielsen Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Tonje Thielsen
  • Bjork
Bjork Tonje Thielsen Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Tonje Thielsen
  • Bjork
Bjork Tonje Thielsen Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Tonje Thielsen
  • Bjork

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