Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 2016

  • Confessions of a moron who went to all four days of Lollapalooza for her first music festival

    Confessions of a moron who went to all four days of Lollapalooza for her first music festival

    Before this weekend, I had somehow gotten to age 25 without ever going to a music festival. I have weird, focused taste in music, preferring lyrics to beats and songs to artists. I have my headphones in wherever I go but am usually listening to the same song on repeat rather than broadening my...

  • Lolla 2016 Day 4 recap: The fest finishes strong on the shoulders of LCD Soundsystem

    Lolla 2016 Day 4 recap: The fest finishes strong on the shoulders of LCD Soundsystem

    While Lollapalooza looked to be a rain-filled weekend, everything cleared up by the midway point. That's a good thing, because the expansion to four days tested everyone over 23's endurance and resolve to stroll through Grant Park's grounds for the whole day. Clear skies and agreeable weather were...

  • Lolla 2016 Day 3 recap: With perfect weather and strong lineup, only Lolla downside is fatigue

    Lolla 2016 Day 3 recap: With perfect weather and strong lineup, only Lolla downside is fatigue

    This is the day that the Lollapalooza faithful were hoping for: no rain, sunny skies, an occasionally cool and needed breeze throughout and a bunch of great music. While the big headline-getters were the marquee acts of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chicago's Vic Mensa and Disclosure, the undercard was...

  • Guess who? Celebrities spotted at Lollapalooza

    Guess who? Celebrities spotted at Lollapalooza

    Celebrities spotted during Lollapalooza this year, bringing social media buzz, include Malia Obama, Chance the Rapper and Hannibal Buress. Malia Obama was at the Cashmere Cat set at the music festival's opening day. Lollapalooza attendees posted selfies and videos of the first daughter on their...

  • Lolla 2016 Day 2 recap: A stellar Radiohead set, more rain and no Bieber

    Lolla 2016 Day 2 recap: A stellar Radiohead set, more rain and no Bieber

    My first Lollapalooza was 2008. With Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West headlining, it was the fest's biggest bill yet. It was my first Radiohead show, at the time when they were my favorite band, and it was their first Chicago show since they released their...

  • Hot shots from Lolla 2016

    Hot shots from Lolla 2016

    RedEye's top performances from Lollapalooza 2016 in photos. Updated daily (and in chronological order).

  • Malia Obama spotted at Lollapalooza

    Malia Obama spotted at Lollapalooza

    As the Democratic National Convention wrapped up Thursday in Philadelphia, Malia Obama was spotted at the Cashmere Cat set at Lollapalooza. Social media users photographed and filmed Obama, 18, in the crowd watching the Norwegian producer. Obama was also spotted taking in the Mac Miller set Friday....

  • Lolla 2016 Day 1 recap: A soggy start to the 4-day saga, and a Chance the Rapper sighting already

    Lolla 2016 Day 1 recap: A soggy start to the 4-day saga, and a Chance the Rapper sighting already

    In its 25 years, Lollapalooza has gone through so many incarnations to become the behemoth destination festival it is now. From a celebration of '90s alt-rock, to its stint as a touring fest, to its hiatus, to its three-day tenure at Grant Park. Now, being four days long and with all three-day...

  • Lollapalooza 2016 live stream

    Lollapalooza 2016 live stream

    Don't have time or money or patience to make it to Lollapalooza? Don't worry. The folks at RedBull TV have got you covered with a Lolla 2016 live stream. You can check all the broadcasted performances below. Live stream schedule Subject to change THURSDAY, JULY 28 Channel 1 6:00pm - Live show begins...

  • We made your 2016 Lolla schedule for you

    We made your 2016 Lolla schedule for you

      If there's any indication that Lollapalooza has become as big of a destination as the music itself, it's that this year, four-day passes were sold out before the full lineup was even announced. Yes, for its 25th anniversary Lollapalooza is now four days long. While you'd think an extra day would...

  • Lollapalooza 2016: What to know if you go

    Lollapalooza 2016: What to know if you go

    Chicago's largest music festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with an extra day of music. J. Cole, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem are slated to headline Lollapalooza, which runs Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The 170-plus acts among eight...

  • Lost wallet at Lollapalooza? Chicago-based Crowdfind will help hunt it

    Lost wallet at Lollapalooza? Chicago-based Crowdfind will help hunt it

    Losing an item at Lollapalooza used to mean repeated trips to the lost-and-found. Now festivalgoers can scroll through photos of lost items on an Instagram-like feed. C3 Presents, the Austin-based company that produces the famed Chicago music festival, is working with Chicago startup Crowdfind...

  • Chicago's Joey Purp joins Lollapalooza lineup after Skepta drops out

    Chicago's Joey Purp joins Lollapalooza lineup after Skepta drops out

    Grant Park is quickly becoming a second home for Chicago rapper Joey Purp. Purp has been added to the Lollapalooza lineup after British MC Skepta pulled out because of "ongoing visa issues," festival organizers said. A representative for Skepta did not immediately return a Tribune request for comment....

  • Lollapalooza pop-up shop moving to Mag Mile

    Lollapalooza pop-up shop moving to Mag Mile

    Lollapalooza will open its pop-up shop this year on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. LollaShop opens Friday at 535 N. Michigan Ave., where its neighbors include a Men's Wearhouse, an art gallery and a Gap. For the past two years, the festival set up its temporary store at Block 37, in the heart of Chicago's...

  • Pig candy and more treats at Lollapalooza Chow Town 2016

    Pig candy and more treats at Lollapalooza Chow Town 2016

    Pork & Mindy's, The Purple Pig, Harold's Chicken and 6 more new Chow Town restaurants

  • Lollapalooza aftershows: Jane's Addiction, Major Lazer, Vince Staples and more

    Lollapalooza aftershows: Jane's Addiction, Major Lazer, Vince Staples and more

    Jane’s Addiction at Metro, Major Lazer at the Aragon and Vince Staples at Reggies are among 58 Lollapalooza aftershows announced Tuesday at 21 venues as part of the festival’s 25th anniversary. The six days of ancillary concerts feature some of the 180 acts scheduled to play the festival July 28-31...

  • Scenes from Lollapalooza, 1991-2015

    Scenes from Lollapalooza, 1991-2015

    A look back at 25 years of Lollapalooza, where charismatic performers, screaming fans, tricky weather and swarms of bodies converge to make summer memories.

  • Lollapalooza weather: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Lollapalooza weather: The good, the bad and the ugly

    It's not all sunshine and rainbows during Lollapalooza. At look back at the festival's history of inclement weather and the fans who had to endure the storms and their aftermath.

  • New Chicago concerts on sale: Lollapalooza aftershows, James Blake, Dinosaur Jr.

    New Chicago concerts on sale: Lollapalooza aftershows, James Blake, Dinosaur Jr.

    The hottest tickets in the city. *** = Josh Terry’s recommended shows. On sale 9 a.m. Friday  Dinosaur Jr., Saturday, Oct. 8 ($30, 18+) at Metro. On sale 10 a.m. Friday ***AlunaGeorge, JAHKOY, Wednesday, July 27 ($20, 18+) at Lincoln Hall. The Arcs, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Wednesday, July 27...

  • We solved 9 of the worst Lollapalooza scheduling conflicts

    We solved 9 of the worst Lollapalooza scheduling conflicts

    It's another year, another lineup schedule for Lollapalooza, which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary with a gargantuan four-day weekend happening Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31. Along with the extra day, comes even even more scheduling conflicts. Can't win em all, folks! While the headliners...

  • Lollapalooza 1-day general admission passes sell out in under 3 hours

    Lollapalooza 1-day general admission passes sell out in under 3 hours

    Lollapalooza one-day general admission passes sold out in less than three hours Wednesday, just hours after organizers revealed the lineup for the four-day music festival. Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem and J. Cole are scheduled to headline the festival, set for July 28-31 in...

  • 19 ways to fest better this summer, Chicago

    19 ways to fest better this summer, Chicago

    Find your sunscreen, prepare your body for an onslaught of fried food and dust off those fanny packs. Festival season is upon us, Chicago.

  • Lollapalooza 2016 schedule released

    Lollapalooza 2016 schedule released

    LCD Soundsystem or Ellie Goulding? Future or M83? St. Lucia vs. Grimes, and Vic Mensa up against Disclosure. Let the crying and hand-wringing begin. The Lollapalooza daily grid is out Monday and it shows exactly when and where each of 170 bands and artists will be performing July 28-31 in Grant...

Lollapalooza 2015

  • Lolla sightings: Sam Smith hangs out at Soho House; Metallica singer dines at Chicago Cut

    Lolla sightings: Sam Smith hangs out at Soho House; Metallica singer dines at Chicago Cut

    Where have the Lollapalooza artists been hanging out in Chicago? Which celebs are in town for the Grant Park festival? Why was the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo at The Underground's Lolla after-party Friday and not in Milwaukee, where his team is in the middle of a four-game series with the Milaukee Brewers?...

  • Lolla day 2: Best and worst, plus superlatives

    Lolla day 2: Best and worst, plus superlatives

    And just like that, there’s only one day left of Lolla. Here’s what stood out to us from day 2. Best: The Tallest Man on Earth: Maybe it was just a right-mood, right-set situation, but boy this was the perfect mid-day act to take a breather, sit in the sun, and just chill and listen to and enjoy....

  • Lollapalooza style portraits

    Lollapalooza style portraits

    Concertgoers pose at the three-day fest in Grant Park.

  • Lolla day 1: Let's just rename it Paul-apalooza

    Lolla day 1: Let's just rename it Paul-apalooza

    What can you really say about Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, pop music pioneer, worldwide cultural icon, and all-around great guy, that hasn't already been said? I mean, seriously. With the Beatles changing music for the better, becoming a pop culture institution and being "more popular...

  • Lolla day 1: Best and worst, plus superlatives

    Lolla day 1: Best and worst, plus superlatives

    One day down! Here’s the best and worst we saw at Lolla on Friday, plus a few superlatives from day 1. Best: Anyone who knows me knows I was bound to pick Paul McCartney as my favorite act of the day. The Beatle came out and gave it his all with more than two hours of hits, tributes and jokes about...

  • Lollapalooza 2015 day two: Metallica finds its box of fury

    Lollapalooza 2015 day two: Metallica finds its box of fury

    Reports from Saturday, day two at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK), Bob Gendron (BG), Kevin Williams (KM) and Tracy Swartz (TS): 9:30 a.m.: At least five arrests were reported at Lollapalooza Friday, mostly for drug possession, according to information obtained by the Tribune. When...

  • Man sues Lolla alcohol vendor, alleged 'zombie' biter

    Man sues Lolla alcohol vendor, alleged 'zombie' biter

    A Lollapalooza attendee who was bitten on his forearm by another concertgoer at last year's festival filed a lawsuit Friday against the alleged biter and the concessionaire that sells alcohol during the three-day Grant Park event. The lawsuit filed by Ben Lenet names Sergio Vicenteno and Austin,...

  • 5 tough decisions on the Lolla 2015 schedule

    5 tough decisions on the Lolla 2015 schedule

    The Lolla schedule is here! Which usually means a lot of grumbling about two bands that you absolutely have to see playing at the same time. How could the fest do this to you??!! This year, we're not really feeling that way. Compared with past years, the Lolla 2015 set times don't have as many...

  • The best and worst of the Lolla 2015 lineup

    The best and worst of the Lolla 2015 lineup

    After tons of speculation and supposed certainty that Drake and AC/DC would be headlining Lolla 2015 (July 31-Aug. 2 at Grant Park), well, they’re not. But there’s plenty to be excited about on this year’s roster, which, according to the Chicago Tribune, features big-name headliners like Paul McCartney...

  • Shut up! Paul McCartney is not too old to headline Lolla

    Shut up! Paul McCartney is not too old to headline Lolla

    Since Lollapalooza’s inaugural festival in 1991, Sir Paul McCartney, at 73 years old*, will be the oldest headliner in its history. But while the former Beatle is getting up there, he isn't that old by recent Lolla or festival standards. RedEye compiled the ages of every performer of the six top-billed...

  • 8 Lolla bands I didn't know but now like

    8 Lolla bands I didn't know but now like

    With some 130 bands on the Lolla lineup, there are always blind spots when the full roster is revealed. (If you were familiar with every artist when you saw the list Wednesday, nice job! But I don't believe you.) So after Josh Terry and I posted our picks for reasons to be excited (or not excited)...

  • Lollapalooza 2015 full lineup

    Lollapalooza 2015 full lineup

    The wait is over! Read on for the full daily lineups for Lollapalooza 2015 (July 31-Aug. 2 in Grant Park), according to the Chicago Tribune. And click here for the 20 best and 6 worst acts to see at the fest. Full daily lineups: July 31: Paul McCartney, the Weeknd, alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Kaskade,...

  • Love 'Fool': Navigating the many facets of Ryn Weaver

    Love 'Fool': Navigating the many facets of Ryn Weaver

    Soon-to-be, deserves-to-be everywhere singer Ryn Weaver is not one of those artists who seem like a product, unwilling to reveal any flaws. Here’s a sampling of things she said during a recent phone interview with RedEye: “I’m a mess, man. I am like the mess. If you look up ‘mess’ in the dictionary,...

  • Honesty is the best policy for rising star Halsey

    Honesty is the best policy for rising star Halsey

    To get a sense of Halsey’s worldview, you need look only at why, given the choice between Madonna and Rihanna, the rising one-named pop singer doesn’t hesitate. “Oh, Rihanna. Because I think that she’s a fucking badass,” said Halsey, whose name is an anagram for her real first name (Ashley), by...

Lollapalooza 2014

  • Lolla 2014: Best and worst performances

    Lolla 2014: Best and worst performances

    As always, the RedEye team was out at Lolla all weekend. This is the best and worst we saw at this year's fest. Best Phantogram, 8:45 p.m. Friday at the Grove stage This year, Phantogram easily was the one Lolla act that made me lose my damn mind, slamming through a perfectly curated set that's...

  • The mud people of Lollapalooza 2014

    The mud people of Lollapalooza 2014

    Rain and dancing turned Grant Park into a mud pit, allowing for some of the best fan shots of the weekend.

  • Recap: Chance the Rapper at Lollapalooza 2014

    Recap: Chance the Rapper at Lollapalooza 2014

    (Photos by Hillary Higgins, RedEye) Chance the Rapper took time to reflect during his headlining set Sunday night at Lollapalooza: "I used to go to school over there." He pointed west, toward Jones College Prep, the high school that suspended him for 10 days a few years ago, culminating in his...

  • Recap: Childish Gambino at Lollapalooza Chicago 2014

    Recap: Childish Gambino at Lollapalooza Chicago 2014

    Gambino turned up the showmanship during his hour-long Sunday set, showering the stage with fire and pyrotechnics that put the average rap show to shame. He took the stage during a torrential downpour, which is usually the kiss of death for festival acts. However, Gambino took the challenge head...

  • Lollapalooza fan photos 2014

    Lollapalooza fan photos 2014

    We went around taking candids of interesting, beautiful and humorous moments at Lollapalooza 2014.

  • Recap: Outkast at Lollapalooza 2014

    Recap: Outkast at Lollapalooza 2014

    (Photos by Hillary Higgins, RedEye) I was at the last show Outkast played in Chicago. It was July 2002 at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park (you know it as the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, now.) I was a swagless high school junior, toiling as an usher, trying to holler at any and all females...

  • Recap: Lorde at Lollapalooza Chicago 2014

    Recap: Lorde at Lollapalooza Chicago 2014

    (Photos by Hillary Higgins, RedEye) I can't wait for Lorde to have more than an hour of material to her name, because she's going to be a great festival closer someday. It's even more unbelievable that she's only 17 once you've seen her live--she whips her hair fearlessly and takes command of the...

  • Recap: Arctic Monkeys at Lollapalooza 2014

    Recap: Arctic Monkeys at Lollapalooza 2014

    Despite Arctic Monkeys being terrific, it's fair to question the English rockers as a Lolla headliner. They haven't had nearly the success in the United States that, say, Eminem has (though I've said it before and will say it again, it is ridiculous to have Marshall Mathers back as a headliner...

  • Recap: Iggy Azalea at Lollapalooza 2014

    Recap: Iggy Azalea at Lollapalooza 2014

    (Photos by Hillary Higgins, RedEye) Upon arriving at Perry's, it became immediately apparent that Lolla had chosen the "Fancy" singer's stage before the track became the song of summer. The EDM kids merged with the Top 40 kids, which later resulted in the most dangerous Lolla sidewalk traffic jam...

  • Lollapalooza 2014 announces webcast schedule

    Lollapalooza 2014 announces webcast schedule

    Didn't snag a ticket to Lollapalooza? Don't worry. Fans will be able to stream live performances from this weekend's fest free online by going to Lollapalooza.redbull.tv. Viewers will be able to pick between 3 "channels" at certain points in the day to catch different acts. We've listed the full...

Lollapalooza 2013

  • Lolla 2013's best and worst performances

    Lolla 2013's best and worst performances

    An underwhelming lineup on paper provided a lot of highs in person--and several lows. These are the best and worst shows we saw this weekend. Best The Postal ServiceSecond-to-last show EVER??? How can you say no? The crowd was smaller than expected at this show, but every person there knew every...

  • Lollapalooza 2013 - Day 3

    Lollapalooza 2013 - Day 3

    Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page. 

  • "Draw your Lollapalooza Self"

    "Draw your Lollapalooza Self"

    Chicagoans outside Lollapalooza hand-draw their portraits on Saturday, August 3, 2013.Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page. 

  • Lollapalooza party recap: A 'Breaking Bad' star comes out to play

    Lollapalooza party recap: A 'Breaking Bad' star comes out to play

    Aaron Paul didn't just take part in the dance party Saturday in the VIP section of the ASOS Rocks party at the Hard Rock Hotel. The two-time Emmy winning actor, best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC's "Breaking Bad," actually started it by grabbing strangers by the hand and bringing them...

  • At least 10 arrested on felony drug charges related to Lollapalooza

    At least 10 arrested on felony drug charges related to Lollapalooza

    At least 10 people faced felony drug charges Sunday related to Lollapalooza in Cook County Bond Court, including a Chicago man prosecutors say was carrying more than 150 pills of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy. Sean Magee, 24, of the 6700 block of South Campbell Avenue, was making a hand-to-hand deal...

  • Lolla 2013 headliners: Re-run

    Lolla 2013 headliners: Re-run

    Did you miss Lollapalooza 2010? Then you may (or may not) be thrilled that some of that fest’s biggest acts will return this summer.As reported Tuesday by the Tribune, headliners at Lolla 2013, Aug. 2-4 in Grant Park, will include recent, undeserved Grammy winners Mumford and Sons, no-longer-huge...

Lollapalooza 2012

  • Lollapalooza: The mud!

    Lollapalooza: The mud!

    Check out more Lolla coverage, including photos, videos and reviews at redeyechicago.com/lolla.

  • Lolla 2012: Best and worst Saturday performances

    Lolla 2012: Best and worst Saturday performances

    Best Frank Ocean, 9:45 p.m. at Google Play stage I've been steadily listening to Frank Ocean's work for more than a year, and to finally catch him live was amazing. Despite performing many songs from just a stool on stage, the R&B singer put on a great show. Killer voice, killer lyrics. Highlight...

  • Lolla reopened after storms pass

    Lolla reopened after storms pass

    Acts canceled, Grant Park curfew extended to 11 p.m. to allow festival to resume

  • Lolla 2012: Best and worst Friday performances

    Lolla 2012: Best and worst Friday performances

    Best Metric, 4 p.m. at Bud Light stage Frontwoman Emily Haines is absolutely unstoppable on stage, moving from keys to tambourine to guitar and back during a set with perfect pacing and just the right balance of old favorites and new material from the long-awaited "Synthetica." Haines' voice is impossibly...

  • Lollapalooza 2012 aftershows

    Lollapalooza 2012 aftershows

    Check out the after-bashes taking place at Lolla 2k12. Do people still say things like 2k12? Either way. Driving to Lollapalooza? Find a parking spot to fit your budget at SpotHero.

  • Lollapalooza 2012 with Allison Scagliotti

    Lollapalooza 2012 with Allison Scagliotti

    "Warehouse 13" star Allison Scagliotti chats with Show Patrol about her first Lolla during the Macklemore set at Lolla 2012 in Chicago's Grant Park.

  • Lolla's VIP and artist retreat at Hard Rock Hotel

    Lolla's VIP and artist retreat at Hard Rock Hotel

    A behind-the-scenes look at the It's So Miami Oasis and ck one Music Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel for Lolla. Cool swag, booze, tattoos, body art and live shows.

  • Justice Interview - Lollapalooza 2012

    Justice Interview - Lollapalooza 2012

    RedEye's Ernest Wilkins interviews Justice about their new album and practices his french...pardon him.

  • 11 places to spot celebs during Lollapalooza

    11 places to spot celebs during Lollapalooza

    There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend. Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their favorite bands perform (and, inevitably, celebs...

  • This is the new fence surrounding Lollapalooza

    This is the new fence surrounding Lollapalooza

    It's reportedly about 10 feet tall and made of iron. Hope you have health insurance--and bail money--if you're planning to jump it, like all of these people tweeting about it seem to be. -Jessica Galliart

  • Lollapalooza road closures officially begin

    Lollapalooza road closures officially begin

    In advance of Lollapalooza, the city has announced street closures for before, during and after the annual festival.Here are the closures so far:>> Balbo from Lake Shore Drive to Columbus through Aug. 9>> Balbo from Columbus to Michigan through Aug. 6>> Jackson from Lake Shore Drive to Columbus...

  • Sound Board's top bands to see at Lolla

    Sound Board's top bands to see at Lolla

    Unlike at the Pitchfork Music Festival, you feel pretty familiar with most of the bands at Lollapalooza, right? Yet that doesn't necessarily make decisions any easier, especially with a few especially frustrating scheduling conflicts (Santigold vs. Frank Ocean? Black Sabbath vs. Black Keys? At...

  • GIF LIFE: LOLLA WEEKEND

    GIF LIFE: LOLLA WEEKEND

    Check out the other GIF Life entries when you're done here:Chicago Sports OlympicsA Day at the Office When all of the Lolla after-party PR emails start coming in: Trying to do an interview with an artist during the festivalMe at the Hard Rock during the Fools Gold party on SaturdayMy friends and...

  • Lolla conflicts: Which to choose?

    Lolla conflicts: Which to choose?

    The time has come: The Lollapalooza schedule is out, and ticket-holders have begun their annual whining about their lineup picks performing at conflicting times. Though this year's conflicts don't seem as heartbreaking as ones in years past, there are still plenty of tough decisions to be made....

  • Lolla 2011 - The Mud!

    Lolla 2011 - The Mud!

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