The reaction to this year’s Lollapalooza Festival lineup has been nothing if not as diverse as the event itself. Whether you love it or hate it, you’ve got to admit, Lolla’s got a lot going on this year. Because of that, it may have to potential to be the best line-up of the year.
Returning to Chicago’s Grant Park for the 13th year, the festival will take place from August 3-6. At this time, 4-Day GA tickets, as well as Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Single Day GA, have already sold out, with just Sunday tickets presently available on the official website.
The lineup this year boasts Chance The Rapper, Chicago’s own hometown hero, as the spearhead of the festival. With three very recent Grammy wins under his belt, this will arguably be his biggest crowd yet. Joining him will be The Killers, Arcade Fire, and Muse, all returning for their third time to the fest. Also headlining is The xx, Lorde, Blink-182, DJ Snake, and Justice.
There are a few mixed opinions about the large representation of rap and hip-hop on the line-up. Acts include Run The Jewels, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Joey Bada$$, Machine Gun Kelly, Russ, and others.
There is also a large indie-rock representation with performances by The Shins, Grouplove, Foster The People, The Drums, Andrew McMahon, Sylvan Esso, Little Dragon, Car Seat Headrest, London Grammar, Tegan and Sara and more. While this is somewhat of a change from previous years of heavy dance rock and electronic themed bills, it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
On the electronic side, we have Alison Wonderland, Slander, Getter, NGHTMRE, Baauer, Slushii, G Jones, and more. While there may be less electronic than previous years, the names included are some of the biggest on the festival circuit this year and are sure to draw large crowds.
While there are pros and cons to Lollapalooza, this lineup offers not only the big headliner names but also many hidden gems for those who care to explore and treat their ears to something different. You may just find your new favorite artist. This festival has artists that have been performing for decades and some that have only been performing for a couple of years, side by side. Who knows what could happen?