Lollapalooza, Chicago’s largest music festival, has recently announced their 2017 lineup. The 4-Day fest will provide fans the opportunity to see Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Big Sean, The Killers, and more. This year’s lineup appears to be much more forward and nuanced than last year’s, which heavily relied on bands that evoke nostalgia rather than relevancy. Last year was also the first time Lollapalooza expanded to become a 4-Day festival. We weren’t sure if the festival promoters were going to make this a permanent change, but it looks like that fourth day proved to be profitable, because Chicago’s Grant Park will yet again be packed for 4 consecutive days in sweltering August. Check out the lineup below.
It’s clear that Lollapalooza has deliberately maintained diversity by having equal parts rock, indie, and rap artists in the lineup. We have representatives of Atlanta rap, European indie folk, English soul, 90’s rock, and more.
We’re really excited to see Chance the Rapper as one of the listed headliners. Out of all of the incredible gigs Chance has snagged this year, headlining Lollapalooza is by far the biggest, especially considering that Chicago is Chance’s hometown. From performing at one of their BMI stages, to performing at Pitchfork, to hosting his own music festival at Cellular Field, Chance’s journey to becoming as big as he is now was, all in all, a fast one. We’re hoping that he takes the opportunity to invite some friends on stage, and considering it’s Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary, we think the guest list could be huge. Kanye West? BJ the Chicago Kid or Saba, who are literally only a train ride away from Chicago’s Grant Park? The possibilities are exciting and endless.
Lollapalooza tickets went on sale this past Wednesday, and if you were one of the many who couldn’t snag a 4-Day pass, never fear. We have plenty of Lollapalooza tickets, from 4-Day passes to single day tickets. If you’re wanting to attend the festival but for only a day, we suggest going on Saturday, when the lineup doesn’t lean towards any genre but appreciates plenty of them. Not to mention Saturday concludes with Chance, who is known for putting on an incredible live show.
If you have yet to attend Lollapalooza, this year is the perfect opportunity to pop that cherry and attend one of the best music festivals in the country. Lollapalooza will be celebrating their 25th anniversary and based on their incredible lineup it seems that the festival is only getting better with age. So if you have some freedom in August, make the trek to Chicago’s Grant Park for a festival you don’t want to miss!