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Festival Report

Our reports on festivals from around the world.

Coachella 2023 Day 3 Recap: Frank Ocean, Björk, and More

Plus reviews of sets by Christine and the Queens, Sudan Archives, Rae Sremmurd, and Momma

The Best of Coachella 2023 Day 2: Jai Paul, Rosalía, Boygenius, and More

Charli XCX, Yaeji, and Blackpink were also highlights of the festival’s second day

The Best of Coachella 2023 Day 1: Bad Bunny, Gorillaz, Blink-182, and More

Muna (with Boygenius), Metro Boomin (with the Weeknd, Future, and more), Kaytranada, and lots more kicked off this year’s festival in the desert

6 Highlights From Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2022

Arooj Aftab, Porridge Radio, Nation of Language, and more.

6 Highlights From Pitchfork Music Festival London 2022

Cate Le Bon, They Hate Change, Lyra Pramuk, and more.

7 Highlights From Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin 2022

Black Midi, Crack Cloud, the Comet Is Coming, and more

The Best Moments From the 2022 Pitchfork Music Festival

From Mitski’s theater of emotion to the Roots’ NOLA-style party, these are the highlights from our Chicago festival this year

The Best and Worst of Coachella 2022

From Megan Thee Stallion’s ruthless new diss track to Arcade Fire’s poignant return to Shania Twain’s surprise guest appearance, here are the most memorable moments from this year’s fest.

8 Highlights from Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2021

Amaarae, Wet Leg, Sons of Kemet, L’Rain, and more

7 Highlights From Pitchfork Music Festival London 2021

Stereolab, Iceage, Moor Mother, Mykki Blanco, and more

The Most Memorable Moments of Primavera Sound 2019

Photos and reviews of sets by Rosalía, Solange, Miley Cyrus, Danny Brown, and more.

Coachella 2019 Review: A Festival Built for YouTube

Highlights included an audacious set from Childish Gambino, Billie Eilish’s refreshing weirdness, the pop dominance of Ariana Grande, and more

Five Days at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2018

A scene report from Bastille for Pitchfork Avant-Garde and the Grande Halle de la Villette for the main event.

Afropunk 2018: The Best, Worst, and Wokest

Photos and a review of the Brooklyn fest, featuring Erykah Badu, Tyler, the Creator, Janelle Monáe, and the most stylish crowd on earth

The Best of Primavera Sound 2018

Photos and write-ups of sets by Beach House, Fever Ray, Deerhunter, Skepta, Lorde, Björk, and more

Tracking the Gender Balance of This Year’s Music Festival Lineups

We crunch the numbers to see if fests are becoming more or less diverse.

Why Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance Was One for the Ages

A review of this year’s fest, which featured an instantly legendary set from Beyoncé, along with Eminem, David Byrne, Cardi B, Brockhampton, Vince Staples, SZA, and more

Primavera Sound 2017

Photos and reviews of performances by the xx, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Angel Olsen, Sampha, and more from last weekend’s festival in Barcelona.

Are Music Festival Lineups Getting Worse?

Crunching the numbers on this year’s biggest summer festivals to determine the most in-demand acts and hardest workers, as well as which fests are the most (and least) unique and diverse.

Coachella 2017: Winners and Losers

Kendrick’s triumphant victory lap, Radiohead’s technical difficulties, Migos’ unexpected ubiquity, and more from the California desert.

Surviving Oldchella: Scenes From the Ultimate Classic Rock Rager

Featuring the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, the Who, and Paul McCartney, the inaugural Desert Trip festival proved to be a destination for both boomers and millennials.

Up in the Woods: A Breakdown of Bon Iver’s Eaux Claires Festival

Photos and a write-up of the scenic Wisconsin event curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner, and starring Erykah Badu, Vince Staples, a Grateful Dead tribute, and more