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5 Artists You Must Check Out at Lollapalooza


The annual music festival Lollapalooza is back in Chicago August 3-6 at Grant Park and with its stellar line-up, it’s bound to be an event to remember. If you’re headed to the show, you have some awesome performances to look forward to. Luckily, we’ve made things easy for you and chosen five must-see artists you simply can’t miss.


  1. Chance the Rapper

You know him, you love him, and now you’ll get to see him as the headliner at Lollapalooza. After his most recent album, Coloring Book, was released in 2016, you couldn’t scroll through Twitter without seeing something about Chance the Rapper. He is known to put on an awesome show for his fans that leave them wanting more. So if you’re lucky enough to be at Lollapalooza, be sure to check out Chance the Rapper for an unforgettable set.

  1. Blink 182

Throw it back a few decades and rock out to the godfathers of punk rock. Blink 182 has been touring since the ’90s—so there’s no way they won’t put on a wicked performance. You’ve heard their songs on the radio for years, and now you’ll be able to see them on a live stage. So go blast Enema of the State or the band’s self-titled album to get a glimpse of what you’ll hear at Lollapalooza.

  1. The Killers

You’ve screamed “Mr. Brightside” at the top of your lungs plenty of times, so why not do it with The Killers at Lollapalooza, too? The band played a pivotal role in alternative rock and has since shaped the music we hear today. With so many great tunes, including “When You Were Young” and “Somebody Told Me,” The Killers’ set is bound to be a rockin’ good time.  

  1. Lil Uzi Vert

If you’re looking for a high-energy performer, Lil Uzi Vert is someone to see at Lollapalooza. Some of his top hits include “XO TOUR Llif3” and “Money Longer,” which he is bound to perform at the festival. And if you’re not familiar with the rap scene, Lil Uzi Vert is a great artist to help you ease into the genre, thanks to his solid mix of rap and singing.

  1. Jon Bellion

As a more up-and-coming artist at Lollapalooza, Jon Bellion is a notable performer to check out. You’re probably familiar with his chart-topper “All Time Low” (you know, the one everyone was jamming out to this past year). So, if you’re looking for an underrated artist to listen to—and fall in love with—at Lollapalooza this year, Jon Bellion is the man to check out.

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5 Artists You Must Check Out at Lollapalooza: Photographed by Petra Collins

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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Lollapalooza 2016 Recap: Featured photo by Charles Reagan Hackleman

Summer Music Festival Lineup


Summer’s here, which means time for warm weather and good music! It’s also the time of year for music festivals all across the country. Check out what’s in store at some of the biggest festivals over the next few months in this summer music festival lineup!

©Firefly Festival

Firefly Festival
June 19-22
Dover, Delaware
Including the performances, this year’s festival will have a farmer’s market, arcade, silent disco, and hammock zone (it’s just what it sounds like–a zone for napping in hammocks).
Must-see acts: Foo Fighters, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Childish Gambino, Band of Horses

Milwaukee Summerfest
When: June 25-29, July 1-6
Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
What: This festival that’s older than Woodstock  features 800 acts that will play across 11 days. The festival has reasonable pricing (single day pass $6-$16), with many acts playing at a waterfront amphitheater.
Must-see acts: Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Usher, Arctic Monkeys


August 1-3
Where: Chicago, Illinois
What: This year’s lineup includes the usual big-name performers with more newcomers such as Duke Dumont, Meg Myers, and Courtney Barnett.
Must-see acts: Eminem, Lorde, Krewella, Courtney Barnett, Blood Orange

Outside Lands
When: August 8-10
Where: San Francisco, California
What: Outside Lands has been known for not only hosting big headliners, but for also featuring newcomers who shortly become the next big performers of tomorrow.
Must-see acts: Kanye West, The Killers, Kacey Musgraves, Tom Petty, Haim

Tomorrow World
September 26-28
Where: Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia
What: This spin-off of Belgium’s Tomorrowland will be equally loud, but much closer and cheaper to get to. No lineup announced yet, but expect the biggest EDM hits in the same fantasy environment!

Featured photo courtesy of Ashley Garmon at Lollapalooza.com