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Pitchfork Music Festival 2021: Day 3 photo highlights

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

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

Headliner Erykah Badu performs at the Green Stage at Pitchfork music festival at Union Park on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.
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.
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.
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, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
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.
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, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
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.
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, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.
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.
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. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
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.
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, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.
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.
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.
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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