Lollapalooza 2016 Recap


The 25th Anniversary of Lollapalooza took place July 28th-July 31st at Chicago’s Grant Park. It featured a star-studded line up night after night. With festivals of this calibre, there are so many good artists to see, but not enough time to see them all.

The first night had headliners J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, G-Eazy, and The 1975, but also Bastille, Cashmere Cat, and Kehlani. The 1975 performed “The Sound” and “Love Me” from their sophomore album, along with songs from their debut album.


J. Cole, Photo by Greg Noire

The second night’s headliners were Major Lazer, Future (surprise Chance the Rapper cameo!), and Radiohead among others. Major Lazer’s set featured “Lean On” (MØ cameo), “Cold Water,” “Powerful,” “Be Together,” and remixes of Rihanna’s “Work” and “This is What You Came For.” A$AP Ferg, Alessia Cara, and MØ also performed on this night. During A$AP Ferg’s set, he performed a tribute to A$AP Yams, who died in 2015.


MØ, Photo by Charles Reagan Hackleman

Saturday night’s headliners were dedicated to rock and alternative (with the exception of Disclosure). It featured the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction (who are the founders of the festival, first started in 1991). Leon Bridges, Vic Mensa, and Tory Lanez were also a part of Saturday night’s lineup.

The final night’s headliners were Ellie Goulding (“Anything Could Happen,” and “Love Me Like You Do”), Haim (featuring a cover of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”), Halsey (who performed “New Americana” and “Colors”), Flume, and LCD Soundsystem, along with appearances from Bryson Tiller (who won multiple BET awards in June), Years & Years, Vince Staples, and Snakehips (who just released a “Cruel” ft. ZAYN, which is really good).

And so closes Lolla 2016. May Lolla 2017 be bigger and better!

Did you attend Lollapalooza this year? Which moments were your favorite from the longest weekend? Let us know in the comments!

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