WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016|
Posted by: Mandi Dudek
Lollapalooza has released their full lineup and we're pretty pleased with it. In order to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, the festival will take place over four days from July 28-July 31 at Grant Park in Chicago. Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LCD Soundsystem are the headliners with J.Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, The 1975, Haim, and Flume high up on the lineup as well. Lollapalooza did very well covering a variety of genres and even threw in Third Eye Blind to add some nostalgia to your life. Here's a list of the top 10 acts we're most anxious to see at Lollapalooza.
As all the headliners are obviously "must-see's", I'm especially excited for Radiohead. Rumor has it that their new album is a "work of art" but the release date is unknown. You can't live your whole life without seeing this legendary British rock band perform right in front of your eyes.
The South African rap-rave group are truly one of a kind . The group is made of Yolandi Vi$$er, Ninja, and Dj Hi-Tek and they definitely know how to put on a theatrical show with their over-the-top stage presence, impeccable style and Ninja's hip-thrusting dance moves.
This Brooklyn-based experimental/psychedelic pop group have announced that they're releasing a full-length album on April 1st, which will be their first album since 2012. They released a single, "Silly Me," a few weeks ago and if their album is anything like this twinkly pop track, you can expect a full dance party during this set.
This 19-year-old Australian beauty is fresh to the scene, starting in dives Melbourne to making an appearance at SXSW this year. She has the mesmerizing voice of a seasoned veteran that is a perfect mixture of her inspirations: Amy Winehouse and Etta James. Her set will be a perfect break from dancing around while you unwind and get lost in Cloves' angelic voice.
Former Vampire Weekend member, Chris Baio, has taken fans by surprise going solo and releasing his first full-length album, The Names, and he's much more than just a bassist. Who knew he can DJ and sing so well?! The Names is one of those albums that produces a different sound to each track that will undoubtedly make you jump, bob, and twirl all over the field during this set.
This British-indie rock band released their fourth full-length album last year, What Went Down, and it could be their best album yet; I can't stop listening to it. Foals puts on a hell of a rock show and frontman Yannis Phillippakis will most likely crowdsurf at least once.
Big Boi (of OutKast) and electronic-duo Phantogram could possibly be the smartest collaboration of last year. Their self-titled album Big Grams is captivating from start to finish and it almost can be classified in its own genre of experimental, psyched-out hip-hop. With Skrillex featured on "Drum Machine" and Run the Jewels on "Born to Shine," we can only hope for a guest appearance from either during this set.
RUFUS DU SOL
There's no doubt that RUFUS DU SOL will be a set where you dance the entire time. The Sydney-natives combine alternative indie with dance music for a unique sounds of dreamy and catchy rhythms. With their release of their album, Bloom, this year, you definitely don't want to miss these Australian heartthrobs.
British alt-rock band, 1975, have just released their second album with a ridiculously long name, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. They made the risky decision to change up their sound a little, opting for a more fluttery, psych-electronic rock direction and I'd say it was a good move for them.
Hip-hop heads everywhere will be happy to see J. Cole on the lineup this year. To celebrate his 31st birthday, J. Cole released a live album from his show from Fayatteville, NC, which include songs from his 2014 album, Forest Hill Drive. He's currently working on a collaborative album with Kendrick Lamar and we are all anxiously awaiting its release, which should be pretty soon. A surprise Kendrick performance might be too good to be true, but one can dream, right?