Most the major, multi-genre festivals have already played their hands and unveiled their lineups this summer and some familiar names like Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer and M83 have turned up on a lot of them. Lollapalooza just unveiled their complete lineup after a few well timed leaks over the past few days which unveiled some of the main headliners like Radiohead, J. Cole and LCD Soundsystem. They will be joined by others such as Lana Del Rey, Future, Disclosure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Major Lazer, Ellie Goulding, festival founders, Jane's Addiction, HAIM, Flume, G-Eazy and many, many more.
Lolla checks all of the major festival boxes so to say with a lot of the big names one expects to sell tickets and then interesting names down in the fine print that have the potential to be up at the top someday if bookers ever take that risk.
There is a strong contingent of EDM, which has grown over the past few years at Lolla, with names like Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Flosstradamus, Flume, Disclosure, Big Gigantic, ZHU, Seven Lions, Don Diablo, AC Slater and Oliver Heldens all getting in on the action.
Hip-hop and r&b will have a strong presence with familiar names like Alessia Cara, Vince Staples, Vic Mensa, Tory Lanez, Skepta, J. Cole, Future, Mac Miller and A$AP Ferg.
Though the lineup has diversified from just rock music, its roots are in rock n roll with acts like X Ambassadors, Daughter, Kurt Vile, The Arcs, Two Door Cinema Club, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead.
There are as well a few accessible pop-acts with electronic tendencies like Years & Years, MO, Grimes and St. Lucia that will perform.
There is even a little country led by Grammy-award winner Chris Stapleton.
In its whopping 25th year, Lollapalooza has expanded from three days to four on July 28-31 in Grant Park, Chicago. See the full lineup below and head to Lolla's website to pick up single-day tickets.