March 25, 2015


Lollapalooza 2015: Florence + the Machine, the Weeknd, Sam Smith, More


The Chicago installment of Lollapalooza is coming back for its 10th consecutive year, and those who already invested in the coveted three-day passes can finally gauge their ROI on that $275 ticket. Boasting over 130 acts whose reputations vary greatly from buzzy to legacy, the show is anchored by Paul McCartney's first-ever Lolla appearance, in tandem with a set by heavy metal's most annoying and deluded icons, Metallica. Given that Kanye West was kind enough to put the upstart singer-songwriter Sir Paul on some of his latest singles, it's safe to say that his appearance in the heart of Ye's stomping grounds will be well-received. 

Filling out the bottom of the pyramid are a myriad of lovely female popsters like Vérité, MS MR and Halsey, rock saviors Tame Impala and Death from Above 1979, and finally the obligatory occupiers of direct-support purgatory Kid Cudi and Carnage. See who else is crashing the party, day by day, below.

Friday, July 31

Paul McCartney, the Weeknd, alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Gary Clark Jr., Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Father John Misty, Cold War Kids, DJ Snake, Sylvan Esso, MS MR, Tove Lo, Glass Animals, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, First Aid Kit, DJ Mustard, James Bay, BROODS, MisterWives, What So Not, SZA, Jamestown Revival, Philip Selway, Young Thug, Coasts, DESTRUCTO, BØRNS, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mighty Oaks, Bear’s Den, Peking Duk, Black Pistol Fire, Spookyland, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Kyle Thorton & the Company, the New Pacific, Daye Jack, the Pop Ups, Q Brothers, School Of Rock AllStars, the Jimmies, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips

Saturday, August 1

Metallica, Sam Smith, Alesso, Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Brand New, Carnage, G-Eazy, Walk the Moon, Tyler, the Creator, The Tallest Man On Earth, Banks, Chet Faker, Sturgill Simpson, Death From Above 1979, Toro Y Moi, Charli XCX, Django Django, Boys Noize, Delta Spirit, RL Grime, Givers, Ryn Weaver, Travi$ Scott, CAKED UP, Hermitude, Wet, HOLYCHILD, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Zella Day, Mt. Eden, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, SNBRN, Elle King, Beat Connection, Mick Jenkins, Raury, Jack Novak, Pell, White Sea, Hippo Campus, COIN, Danny Weinkauf, School Of Rock AllStars, The Jimmies, Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips, The Helmets 

Saturday, August 2

Florence + the Machine, Bassnectar, Of Monsters And Men, A$AP Rocky, TV On the Radio, NERO, Kygo, Twenty One Pilots, Nicky Romero, Marina And the Diamonds, FKA Twigs, Lord Huron, Gogol Bordello, Stromae, ODESZA, LOGIC, the Chainsmokers, Wild Belle, Twin Peaks, Angus & Julia Stone, George Ezra, Strand Of Oaks, MOON TAXI, Shakey Graves, Galantis, Night Terrors of 1927, Alison Wonderland, Circa Waves, DMA’s, Sheppard, Mako, Skylar Spence, the Wombats, Halsey, Lion Babe, Black Tiger Sex Machine, VERITE, JackLNDN, ZEBRA KATZ, the Lonely Biscuits, SirenXX, In the Whale, Atarah Valentine, the Pop Ups, Danny Weinkauf, Motown Pete, Q Brothers, School Of Rock AllStars