One of festival season's biggest attractions is almost here. Lollapalooza returns to Chicago's Grant Park from August 1-3 and, of course, the lineup is massive. More than 100 artists—from chart-topping rappers like Iggy Azalea and Eminem to rising EDM stars Duke Dumont and Chromeo—will play across the city park. It's a lot to comb through, but luckily we're here to help.
No matter who you're pumped about seeing, we've done the dirty work and picked out 15 must-see acts playing Lolla this year. Whether you've set your itinerary or are in the early stages of planning, be sure to plug these artists into your schedule.
Then, once festival weekend rolls around, come back to find all of Fuse's on-the-ground coverage from Lollapalooza right here. We'll see you in Chicago!
Manchester Orchestra has proven to be nothing if not consistent. Over the last decade, the Atlanta-based indie-grunge-rockers have released four stellar LPs, the latest dropping earlier this year. That album, Cope, takes the best parts of the grungy rock found on their celebrated Mean Everything To Nothing (2009) and turns the amps up to 11. Since Cope is a loud guitar-rock record that seems like it was made for festivals and arenas, expect to hear quite a few songs from that album at Lolla, in addition to the "hits." Manchester Orchestra is a must-see, if you want some no-frills, solid head-bobbing rock and roll in your day.