Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem and J. Cole will headline Lollapalooza when it returns July 28-31 to Grant Park.
Jane’s Addiction, the band led by Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell and the festival’s first headliner in 1991, will share a bill with four-time Lolla performers the Chili Peppers on July 30. It shapes up as the weekend’s one overtly nostalgic look back at the festival’s origins. But newer acts dominate the lineup announced Wednesday, with hip-hop and electronic music playing a larger role alongside rock, which was the festival’s primary emphasis in the ’90s.
All one-day and 4-day general admission passes have sold out. Daily capacity is once again expected to be 100,000.
Here’s a breakdown of each day’s lineup:
July 28: J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, G-Eazy, the 1975, Flosstradamus, Bastille, the Last Shadow Puppets, Excision, the Arcs, City and Colour, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Daughter, Danny Brown, Tchami, Cashmere Cat, Yeasayer, Kehlani, Melanie Martinez, Alunageorge, Towkio, Wavves, Haitua Kaiyote, Bob Moses, Don Diablo, Grandtheft, Mr. Carmack, Bas Cozz Omen, Somo, Bad Royale, Cloves, Frances, Wild Child, Autolux, Alle Farben, Jazz Cartier, the Noisy Freaks, Tennyson, Pinegrove, Firekid, Skate Maloley, Lucy Dacus, Arkells, the Greeting Committee
J. Cole ranks as one of the few hip-hop night-closing headliners in the festival’s rock-centric (and more recently EDM-centric) history. As the white indie rapper of choice when Macklemore isn’t touring, G-Eazy has already ascended to a second-tier headliner. Lana Del Rey has murmured her way to the top of the charts and to arena-headlining status. One of her former producers, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, will be leading one of his side projects, the Arcs. Despite its name, the 1975 has drawn on ’80s influences to become one of those bands that appears destined to headline Lolla some day. The Chicago duo Flosstradamus has been throwing stellar dance parties for a decade, and here’s a big stage for it to command. The undercard includes rising local rapper Towkio, versatile R&B singer Kehlani and sharp Virginia songwriter Lucy Dacus.
July 29: Radiohead, Future, Major Lazer, M83, Martin Garrix, Miike Snow, Griz, Foals, Ghost, Mac Miller, Cherub, Frightened Rabbit, A$AP Ferg, Duke Demont, Alessia Cara, M0, Lettuce, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, The Struts, Wolf Alice, Saint Motel, Bro Safari, Rufus Du Sol, Audien, Modern Baseball, Skepta, Lewis Del Mar, Boombox Cartel, Kiiara, Hayden James, Day Wave, Party Favor, PVRIS, Haelos, Con Brio, Illenium, Saba, Sunflower Bean, Jahkoy, Race Banyon, Muddy Magnolias, Polly A., Horse Thief
Radiohead has played some stellar gigs in Grant Park, including its acclaimed one-off appearance at Hutchinson Field in 2001 on the heels of “Kid A” and a 2008 headlining slot at Lolla that was nearly as good. The quintet’s set is sure to be a weekend highlight and may include material from a still-in-progress new studio album. For a complete contrast in the opposing headlining slot, Future is one of the primary exponents of Atlanta trap. The Struts are getting a lot of hype, but U.K. counterparts Wolf Alice, led by Ellie Rowsell, deserve just as much attention. If you need incentive to arrive early, Sunflower Bean is it — a New York trio that covers a lot of ground between dream pop and metal.
July 30: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disclosure, Jane’s Addiction, Two Door Cinema Club, Chris Stapleton, Hardwell, Grimes, Leon Bridges, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Big Gigantic, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Vic Mensa, Jauz, Mutemath, St. Lucia, Oliver Heldens, Tory Lanez, Houndmouth, X Ambassadors, The Front Bottoms, The Joy Formidable, Chairlift, Jack Garratt, Marshmello, Alina Baraz, Dua Lipa, Lolawolf, AC Slater, Slumberjack, The Strumbellas, Baio, Nothing But Thieves, Jarryd James, Tor Miller, Generix, Lazyboy Empire, Drowners, Nothing, Secret Weapons, Potty Mouth, Honeysuckle, Audiodamn!
Two bands that started it all earn this lineup the weekend’s nostalgia award. Jane’s Addiction, the festival’s original headliner, appears on the bill with the 1992 headliner, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is making its fourth Lolla appearance. There’s diversity at the top, with EDM-pop duo Disclosure, electro-chanteuse Grimes, hardcore country troubadour Chris Stapleton, neo-soul singer Leon Bridges and OutKast’s Big Boi, appearing with Phantogram in Big Grams.
July 31: LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding, Flume, Haim, Halsey, Die Antwoord, Bryson Tiller, Bloc Party, Local Natives, Adventure Club, Zhu, Yellow Claw, Silversun Pickups, Vince Staples, Years & Years, Lindsey Stirling, Third Eye Blind, Seven Lions Snails, Fidlar, Oh Wonder, Snakehips, Marian Hill, Classixx, Aurora, Flatbush Zombies, Muna, Mija, Jackal, Louis the Child, Lapsley, Panama Wedding Banners, Burns, DRAM, VHS Collection, Sir the Baptist, Smino, Unified Highway Mothers, Totem, Dreamers, Lanco
For many, the weekend’s most anticipated set might be this one on closing night. LCD Soundsystem called it quits five years ago after three stellar albums and then, well, you know, said it was just kidding. But once the reunited band roars into “All My Friends,” all will be forgiven. The top of the card brims with variations on pop: the synth-driven melodies of Ellie Goulding, the classic-rock flourishes of Haim and the earnestness of Halsey. Vince Staples, coming off a classic 2015 debut in “Summertime ’06,” is not to be missed. And then there’s Third Eye Blind, they of the “Semi-Charmed Life.”
Source: Chicago Tribune