Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, the Strokes lead Lollapalooza 2019 lineup

Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes are just some of the big-name acts heading to Illinois this summer for Lollapalooza 2019. On Wednesday (March 20), festival organizers unveiled their genre-diverse and lengthy lineup for this year’s festivities.

Joining Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes on this year’s roster are: Childish Gambino, Janelle Monáe, Tame Impala, Kacey Musgraves, Lil’ Wayne, 21 Savage, Tenacious D, Death Cab For Cutie, Gary Clark Jr., The Chainsmokers, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bring Me the Horizon, Bishop Briggs, AJR, Chevelle, Hayley Kiyoko, The Revivalists, Meek Mill, Rüfüs Du Sol, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Flume, J. Balvin, Hozier, and many more.

According to Billboard, a total of 170 acts will perform on one of eight stages during the weekend-long event.

Four-day general admission and VIP passes for Lollapalooza are currently available on the music festival’s website. Like many major music festivals, Lollapalooza will be offering layaway options for those who may be a little strapped for cash at the moment but still want to experience the insanity.

Single-day passes are currently not available, but according to Lollapalooza’s website, they are “coming soon.”

Lollapalooza will return to its longtime home of Grant Park in Chicago. The four-day event will take place during the weekend of Aug. 1 – 4.

Last year’s Lollapalooza included performances by Vampire Weekend the Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Travis Scott, and more. For now, the full lineup can be found below.


Pale Waves announce headlining fall tour dates

Pale Waves’ 2018 just continues to get bigger and better. On Monday (June 11), the Manchester-founded band announced plans to hit the North American touring circuit during the months of October, November and December. Described as their “biggest headline tour,” the trek will kick off on Oct. 26 at the Scoot Inn in Austin and conclude a month and a half later on Dec. 6 at the Fonda in Los Angeles.

The upcoming fall tour will find the goth-pop act performing is some major markets including Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Toronto, Seattle, and of course Los Angeles. Prior to embarking on their forthcoming headlining excursion, Pale Waves will perform at Chicago’s Lollapalooza, San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival, and 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp in Seattle.

In between their previously announced music festival appearances, the quartet will perform alongside CHVRCHES for two nights; a sold out gig at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Aug. 6 and a show at the Ogden Amphitheatre in Ogden, Utah on Aug. 9.

Pale Waves’ upcoming tour dates will be in support of their recently released EP, All the Things I Never Said. The record was released back in March and has sprouted several singles including “New Year’s Eve,” “My Obsession,” “The Tide,” and “Heavenly.” Last month, the group released a non-EP single titled “Kiss” which can be streamed above.

A month after releasing their EP, it was announced that the band had signed with Interscope Records in a joint venture with Dirty Hit Records to release their music in the United States. The band’s debut album will reportedly be released some time this year. For now, Pale Waves’ complete tour itinerary for the rest of 2018 can be found below.


Aug. 2 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Aug. 4 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Aftershow (Concord Music Hall)@
Aug. 6 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (Sold Out)*
Aug. 9 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Amphitheatre*
Aug. 11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
Aug. 12 – Seattle WA – 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp^


Oct. 26 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
Oct. 27 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Oct. 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
Oct. 31 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Nov. 2 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Nov. 3 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Nov. 5 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Nov. 6 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Nov. 7 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Nov. 9 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Nov. 10 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Nov. 12 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Nov. 13 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Nov. 15 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 17 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital
Nov. 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Live
Nov. 20 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
Nov. 21 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Nov. 23 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave Bar
Nov. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Hall
Nov. 25 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Nov. 26 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
Nov. 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
Nov. 30 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Dec. 1 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
Dec.6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda

Lollapalooza confirm 2016 lineup, unveil daily lineup

Over the past few weeks, it seemed that everyone was trying to figure out who will be headlining 2016’s Lollapalooza. Since the speculations began, “sources” had confirmed that giants like Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the newly reunited LCD Soundsystem would headline the three-day music festival. On Wednesday (March 23), festival organizers unveiled the complete list for the upcoming summer gig.

As the “sources” leaked, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LCD Soundsystem will in fact headline the festival’s 25th incarnation, but they will be joined by a slew of other great musicians. Other performers will include J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Jane’s Addiction, Haim, The 1975, City and Colour, M83, Halsey, Bloc Party, Saint Motel, Melanie Martinez, The Joy Formidable,The Front Bottoms,Grimes, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Silversun Pickups, MuteMath, Two Door Cinema Club, Big Gram, Foals, Bastille, Miike Snow, and many more

The lineup for the 2016 edition of the festival is so massive, that it looks like after teasing last year, the festival will officially become a four-day event. Instead of beginning on Friday, like it has in the past, the show will now kick-off on Thursday. The four-day festival is set to take place during the weekend of July 28-31 at Chicago’s Grant Park. Tickets for the summer festival will go on sale beginning today at 11 am EST on the festival’s website.

For now, the complete list of acts, as well as the daily lineups, can be seen below.





Lollapalooza to Expand to Four-Day Festival

Lollapalooza is arguably one of the biggest summer music festivals in the United States, hands down. With the addition of other locations such as Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Germany, it’s only going to continue to get bigger and better. With so much already accomplished, what can a festival do to celebrate its quarter of a century anniversary?

On Thursday (Dec. 3), festival organizers answered that question by unveiling plans to extend the number of days the festival will run. Instead of its three-day festivities, 2016 will mark the first year it will run for four days. “It’s our 25th anniversary and we wanted to do something really special and different for our fans,” writes Lollapalooza founder/Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell in a press release.

“There’s a lot of really great music coming out in 2016; with the abundance of talent that wanted to help us celebrate 25 years we got to thinking … ‘How are we going to fit all those great artists in one weekend?’ Then we thought about what a special day Thursday has become. When the party can’t wait for the weekend, the movers and shakers make it happen on Thursday! So, we’ve put together an entire additional day of music to celebrate our milestone year. It’s going to be a fantastic party!”

Though Farrell has announced the expansion of “party days,” the Chicago Tribune was quick to point out that the people behind the festival have yet to discussion this with the city of Chicago; something that can easily become an obstacle, as seen with this year’s Riot Fest.

But even without the city’s final stamp of approval, the festival has already announced four-day passes for the summer event. Four-day general admission tickets will be priced at $335 while one-day tickets will also be available and priced at $120 per ticket. As of now, there has been no word on when tickets will officially go on sale.

Lollapalooza 2016 is scheduled to happen during the “weekend” of July 27-31, 2016 at their home turf of Chicago’s Grant Park.

Watch Florence and the Machine Battle Rain at Lollapalooza

We all know that Florence and the Machine can put on a heck of a show, because how else does your singer break a foot and almost gets super glued to a stool so that she doesn’t move? But what happens when a storm decides to make an unwelcome appearance at their outdoor show? Nothing, but a lot of energy and a little bit (or a lot) of rain.

That’s apparently what happened this past weekend when the band were in the middle of their set at this year’s Lollapalooza. For those who were not tuned into the live stream (or were there, of course) of the English band’s set, there are a couple of videos shot by audience members at the rained out show.

Florence and the Machine’s appearance at Lollapalooza is just the beginning of the group’s trek across North America. Beginning on Oct. 11, the band will headline a short tour across the continent including stops in Austin, TX, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, BC. Full tour dates can be seen here.

Festivals Board the “No Selfie Stick” Wagon

If you’re thinking about investing in a “Seflie Stick” to take to one of the many music festivals that are coming our way this Summer, you might want to take a look at the “prohibited items” list before you do so.

Over the weekend, Brooklyn Vegan reported that two of the biggest festivals of the year, Coachella and Lollapalooza, have added the picture-taking contraption to the list of prohibited items for this year’s musical gatherings.

In Lollapalooza’s FAQ’s, they have listed that “GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods” are not allowed at the Grant Park, Chicago venue.

Coachella, on the other hand, have claimed that their reason behind banning the selfie stick is to combat narcissism in attendees. “Selfie sticks / Narcisists,” the FAQ bullet point says.

We’re not so sure how that’s going to work since a lot of people and “celebrities” pay (get paid) to pretend to be interested in the artists playing and be seen at the event.

As of now, other big festivals like the Governors Ball and Bonnaroo have yet to comment about the selfie stick and its future at their festivals, but it might be a good idea to keep it at home as well.

These selfie stick bans come on the heels of several European venues prohibiting the device. Music venues like O2 Arena and Wembley Stadium as well as historical landmarks like France’s Palace of Versailles and Rome’s Colosseum have also banned last Christmas’ hottest selling item.

In other words, don’t buy it if you think you’ll be able to get into venue with something the length of a baseball bat.

Lollapalooza 2015 Complete Line-Up Revealed

While most of the music festivals that will be coming our way this Summer have already announced their line-up, Lollapalooza was waiting until the time was right to unveil their own line-up.

This morning, the Chicago-based event revealed their complete line-up. The 2015 incarnation of the annual festival will include Florence + The Machine and Paul McCartney as headliners. Funny enough, Florence and McCartney have both become music festival staples this year.

Metallica, Sam Smith, Of Monsters and Men, Twenty One Pilots, Brand New, Walk The Moon, and many more will also be joining the newly announced list.

Check out the complete list of performers below which instead of being a boring poster, Lollapalooza decided to turn it into a gif. Welcome to the 21st century.

Lollapalooza will return to Chicago’s Grant Park during the weekend of July 31-August 2.

Three-day general admission passes are long gone, but the festival organizers did advise that single day passes will go on sale beginning on today at 10 a.m. CT, so get on it quickly if you plan on attending this year’s event.

Riot Fest and Lollapalooza Charged with Chicago Parks’ Damage


We all love going to music festivals and u get upset when the price of tickets are so much that we’re literally “working for the weekend.”

Turns out, things aren’t that great either for those who actually throw the concert, especially when the rainy season decides to hit during a show.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Riot Fest now owes an estimated $182,000 for repairs needed to be done to Humboldt Park  after Riot Fest Chicago and the torrential downpour that occurred on opening night. In a shock that the festival probably did not expect, the price of the repairs for 2014 are nearly triple what they paid for 2013; $54,300.

Check out an excerpt from the Tribune’s story.

Rain also moved in just in time for Riot Fest in September, leaving Humboldt Park a mushy mess. Repairs there are in progress, park district spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faulkner said.

As a result, some stretches where grass seed was put down remain fenced off but should be ready for the public in the spring, according to the park district.

Park officials estimated landscape repairs to Humboldt Park would cost Riot Fest organizers $182,000, more than triple the estimated $54,300 spent on grounds repairs last year.

But Riot Fest aren’t the only ones getting this treatment from those who run Humboldt Park. The Tribune are also claiming that $260,544 worth of damage was done to Grant Park during 2014′s Lollapalooza. In total, the amount of money owed for both parks ended up at a whopping $442,544.

Guess Lollapalooza and Riot Fest are going to hope that the weather gods are little more friendly for 2015.

Lollapalooza Release Webcast Schedule


Lollapalooza is set to be taking place this upcoming weekend at Chicago’s Grant Park and now festival organizers have revealed the artists that will participated during the live webcast of the festival. 

For those not fortunate enough to score tickets to the annual event, live webcasts will take place during the weekend on Redbull. TV. 

The list of artists include: OutKast, the Arctic Monkeys, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Airbourne Toxic Event, Kings of Leon, Interpol, Cut Copy, Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant and many more. 

Keep in mind , that some of the performances may coincide with each other, so you might want to start planning accordingly to make the most of your “lost” Lollapalooza weekend. 

Friday, August 1st:
02:00 – Into It. Over It. (3)
02:15 – Wrestlers (1)
02:15 – Courtney Barnett (2)
03:00 – Bombay Bicycle Club (1)
03:00 – J. Roddy Waltson & The Business (2)
03:00 – Brillz (3)
04:00 – Jagwar Ma (2)
04:00 – Perry/Etty vs. Joachim Garraud (3)
05:00 – Interpol (1)
05:00 – Portugal. the Man (2)
05:00 – Blood Orange (3)
06:00 – CHVRCHES (1)
06:00 – Above & Beyond (2)
06:00 – Rudimental (2)
07:00 – Lorde (1)
07:00 – Broken Bells (3)
07:15 – The Glitch Mob (2)
08:00 – Lykke Li (3)
08:30 – Arctic Monkeys (1)
08:30 – Zedd (2)
09:00 – Phantogram (3)

Saturday, August 2nd:
02:15 – Wildcat! Wildcat! (1)
03:00 – Meg Myers (2)
03:00 – Kate Nash (1)
03:15 – Duke Dumont (3)
03:45 – The Temper Trap (2)
04:00 – Vance Joy (1)
04:45 – Grouplove (2)
05:00 – Fitz & The Tantrums (1)
05:15 – Smallpools (3)
05:45 – Manchester Orchestra (2)
06:00 – Gramatik (3)
07:00 – Foster the People (1)
07:00 – Martin Garrix (3)
08:00 – Jenny Lewis (2)
08:00 – The Head and the Heart (3)
08:15 – OutKast (1)
08:45 – Krewella (3)
09:00 – Cut Copy (2)

Sunday, August 3rd:
02:05 – Shy Girls (1)
02:05 – Bear Hands (2)
02:15 – Lindsey Lowend (3)
02:35 – Gemini Club (1)
02:45 – White Denim (2)
03:00 – GTA (3)
03:15 – Bleachers (1)
03:30 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2)
04:00 – Cage the Elephant (1)
04:00 – RAC (3)
04:30 – London Grammar (2)
05:00 – Chromeo (1)
05:00 – Glen Hansard (3)
05:30 – The 1975 (2)
06:00 – The Avett Brothers (1)
06:00 – The Airborne Toxic Event (3)
06:15 – Flosstradamus (2)
07:15 – Childish Gambino (1)
07:15 – Young the Giant (2)
07:45 – Flume (3)
08:30 – Kings of Leon (1)
08:30 – Skrillex (2)
08:45 – Chance the Rapper (3)

Invite some friends over or something as you watch all three channels (hence the 1, 2, 3 next to the artists) simultaneously. 

Lollapalooza begins this Friday, August 1 and wraps up on Sunday, August 3. Nice way to start saying good-bye to Summer 2014.

Lollapalooza Officially Announces 2014 Acts


Lollapalooza has finally come out and announced all the acts that will performing at the annual festival. Last week, a source had confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and the Arctic Monkeys would be headlining.

Today, the festival confirmed the previously announced acts will in fact be headlining the weekend alongside Lorde, Calvin Harris and OutKast who can add this show to their long list of festival performances.

The rest of the 130-acts who will be taking the stage during the weekend long festival include: Nas, Lykke Li, Spoon, Interpol, Chance the Rapper, CHVRCHES, Broken Bells, Run the Jewels, Blood Orange, Jenny Lewis, Darkside, Chromeo, Warpaint, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts, Phosphorescent, Ratking, the 1975, Phantogram, Duke Dumont, Rich Homie Quan, Jhené Aiko, Vic Mensa, White Denim, Flosstradamus, the So So Glos, Jagwar Ma, the Head and the Heart, Kate Nash, the Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Young the Giant, Portugal. the Man, Childish Gambino, and many more.

The festival is set to return to its usual spot of Grant Park in Chicago during the weekend of August 1st-3rd. Sadly, for those individuals who would like to attend all three days of the festival, the three-day passes have already sold out for general admission.

Individual day tickets, though, are set to go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Central, but if you are still interested in getting three-day passes, VIP and Platinum ones are still available.