Music News — June 7, 2016 at 18:34

NEWS: Pitchfork Music Festival Introduces Voter Engagement and Mobilization Project

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The 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival is being held this year at Chicago’s Union Park from July 15-17. The festival organizers are introducing the Voter Engagement and Mobilization Project, which aims to support voter registration in Chicago and the United States. Attendees purchasing VIP tickets will have to make a mandatory donation to the voter program, while general admission ticket purchasers will be given the option to allocate $5 of the ticket cost to the program. Included on the Pitchfork website and in the ticket purchase process will be links with voter registration information for each of the U.S. states. Regarding the voter program, Pitchfork president Chris Kaskie says:

Charitable partnerships like this are one way we show our commitment to our community here in Chicago, to help our audience raise awareness and action. With this being an election year that the world is following closely and feeling strongly about, we wanted to find a way to get people involved. Through this program, not only will our readers and festival goers have new tools for engagement, but we can give an extra boost to folks doing good work on the ground here in Chicago.”

Related: Montreal Jazz Festival Announces Indoor Programming

Tickets for the Pitchfork Music Festival are currently available via Ticketfly. Three day passes cost $165, and single day passes are available for $65. You can check out the Pitchfork website for more information on the festival and voting program.

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