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Lollapalooza’s 2024 Lineup Is A Perfect Blend This Year


One look through my Spotify playlists and it becomes obvious my music range is broad – a mix of Playboy Carti to Glass Animals to Fleetwood Mac, I tend to listen to almost anything and everything, which makes me a perfect attendee for music festivals.

I was scrolling through my Spotify artists before I realized Metro Boomin was having a concert. I click, heart-pounding to see the sales, only to realize he will be performing at Lollapalooza. Lollapoolza tends to not have a great lineup, but the moment I saw the poster featuring all the artists, I was about to hit the ceiling. Barely containing my excitement, I analyzed every person on the poster.

Thus, I have fallen victim to the magical spell of music festivals which eats up my money (but it doesn’t really count, as long as I don’t look at my bank account. Ignorance is bliss.)

All four days – August 1 to 4, were filled with incredible artists, from Tyler, the Creator to Blink-182. There was a great range of indie to rock to hard-beating rap, ensuring there is at least a day for someone.

Lollapalooza proves itself as a powerhouse festival, the eclectic mix of artists ranging from legendary rock bands to indie darlings as well as some up-and-coming electronic music producers. The vibrancy, energy, mix of people and the sheer joy of live music all set in our backyard, Grant Park, Chicago, is what makes Lollapalooza so exciting. It’s the place where attendees might come for the headliners but leave with a new favorite band.

SZA with a backdrop of the skyline at an urban festival? It’s outrageously charming. Her smooth voice and gorgeous melodies will ease the audience in before Stray Kids will hit them with stunning rap and hard-hitting beats.

I was super excited to see names like The Japanese HouseEyedress, LaufeyEthel CainDeftones, Lizzy McAlpine, TV Girl and Two Door Cinema Club, along with big K-pop names like IVE. A twinge of nostalgia ran through me when I saw Kesha would be performing on Thursday and Waterparks on Sunday. There are so many great names on the list, and although I don’t know every single artist, I am sure this year’s Lollapalooza is going to be phenomenal. I mean, with Dora Jar and Hozier playing? Come on.

The energy of a live show is unparalleled, and seeing artists who thrive in a concert setting promises to make this year’s festival one of the most dynamic yet. The refreshing balance between star artists who are extremely well known and the raw, more fresh, innovative sounds are perfect and most likely will keep Lolla new and interesting throughout the week.

Frankly, for these artists, a one-day general admission ticket of $149 is not too shabby.

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