Pitchfork Music Festival 2021: Day 3 photo highlights

Sunday’s performers at the West Loop fest include headliner Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus and Thundercat.

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Erykah Badu performs at the Green Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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The hot weather continued Sunday on the final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2021 in Union Park.

A lineup including Caroline Polachek, Thundercat, Yves Tumor, Danny Brown, Andy Shauf, Flying Lotus and Cat Power led up to the headlining set by the unpredictable neo-soul singer-songwriter Erykah Badu.

Hot on the heels of Lollapalooza last month, the music festival had strict COVID-19 safety protocols in place, requiring proof of full vaccination or a negative test within 24 hours for each day of the fest in order to gain entry.

In addition to the music, a popup art fair featuring the work of local artists made for perfect summertime shopping and browsing.

Here are some images from Pitchfork’s final hours on Sunday:

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Headliner Erykah Badu performs at the Green Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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A fan holds up a painting of Erykah Badu during the singer’s set at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Flying Lotus performs at the Red Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Flying Lotus performs at the Red Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Danny Brown performs at the Green Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Danny Brown performs at the Green Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021

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Festivalgoers dance and sing as Danny Brown performs at the Green Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Andy Shauf performs at the Blue Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Andy Shauf performs at the Blue Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Caroline Polachek performs at the Green Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Festivalgoers cheer as Caroline Polachek performs at the Green Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Thundercat performs at the Red Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Thundercat performs at the Red Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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Festivalgoers lounge and walk around the field near the Green Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

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