Pitchfork Music fans warned of extreme heat this weekend

A big Chicago music festival begins Friday afternoon in Union Park.

For 10 years, the Pitchfork Music Festival has brought in bands over the course of three days in Chicago's Union Park. According to the event’s website, “the festival highlights the best in new and emerging music.”

This year, fans will enjoy music from Chance the Rapper, Wilco, Sleater-Kinney and many more performers.

The festival runs from July 17-19. Three day passes have sold out, but individual day tickets are still available. They can be purchased here for $65.

If you plan on attending the Pitchfork Music Festival, officials are warning to have plenty of water! Organizers say the heat will be tough without much shade on fans.

FOX 32 Meteorologist Bill Bellis says  Friday will be mainly dry in terms of rain chances, but 70 degree dew points will make it feel like 100 degrees in many areas.

Saturday will be the hottest day as highs approach the mid 90s with the heat index ranging from 100 to 105 degrees. A cold front will arrive late Saturday night into Sunday with another round of showers and thunderstorms.

Click here for more information on the event.

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