Last night, Lollapalooza announced their lineup. As is the case since 2005, instead of being a touring festival, it will be held at Chicago’s Grant Park. This year, however, it’s expanded to four days, July 28-31. While there’s usually at least a handful of metal bands playing the alternative festival, it’s in pretty short supply this year, the fest’s 25th anniversary. Ghost will be playing on July 29th, and unless you count Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers as metal (we don’t), that’s about it. However, Radiohead will be making a rare U.S. appearance, and if you’re into electronic music Major Lazer, M83, LCD Soundsystem and Yeasayer are playing. It seems like there’s a lot more developing acts this year. Want a four-day pass? Too bad – they sold out already. However, you can now buy one-day tickets at $120 on the festival’s website. Here, via the Chicago Tribune, are the bands playing by day:
July 28: J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, G-Eazy, the 1975, Flosstradamus, Bastille, the Last Shadow Puppets, Excision, the Arcs, City and Colour, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Daughter, Danny Brown, Tchami, Cashmere Cat, Yeasayer, Kehlani, Melanie Martinez, Alunageorge, Towkio, Wavves, Haitua Kaiyote, Bob Moses, Don Diablo, Grandtheft, Mr. Carmack, Bas Cozz Omen, Somo, Bad Royale, Cloves, Frances, Wild Child, Autolux, Alle Farben, Jazz Cartier, the Noisy Freaks, Tennyson, Pinegrove, Firekid, Skate Maloley, Lucy Dacus, Arkells, the Greeting Committee
July 29: Radiohead, Future, Major Lazer, M83, Martin Garriz, Miike Snow, Griz, Foals, Ghost, Mac Miller, Cherub, Frightened Rabbit, A$AP Ferg, Duke Demont, Alessia Cara, M0, Lettuce, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, The Struts, Wolf Alice, Saint Motel, Bro Safari, Rufus Du Sol, Audien, Modern Baseball, Skepta, Lewis Del Mar, Boombox Cartel, Kiiara, Hayden James, Day Wave, Party Favor, PVRIS, Haelos, Con Brio, Illenium, Saba, Sunflower Bean, Jahkoy, Race Banyon, Muddy Magnolias, Polly A., Horse Thief
July 30: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disclosure, Jane’s Addiction, Two Door Cinema Club, Chris Stapleton, Hardwell, Grimes, Leon Bridges, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Big Gigantic, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Vic Mensa, Jauz, Mutemath, St. Lucia, Oliver Heldens, Tory Lanez, Houndmouth, X Ambassadors, The Front Bottoms, The Joy Formidable, Chairlift, Jack Garratt, Marshmello, Alina Baraz, Dua Lipa, Lolawolf, AC Slater, Slumberjack, The Strumbellas, Baio, Nothing But Thieves, Jarryd James, Tor Miller, Generix, Lazyboy Empire, Drowners, Nothing, Secret Weapons, Potty Mouth, Audiodamn!, Honeysuckle
July 31: LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding, Flume, Haim, Halsey, Die Antwoord, Bryson Tiller, Bloc Party, Local Natives, Adventure Club, Zhu, Yellow Claw, Silversun Pickups, Vince Staples, Years & Years, Lindsey Stirling, Third Eye Blind, Seven Lions Snails, Fidlar, Oh Wonder, Snakehips, Marian Hill, Classixx, Aurora, Flatbush Zombies, Muna, Mija, Jackal, Louis the Child, Lapsley, Panama Wedding Banners, Burns, DRAM, VHS Collection, Sir the Baptist, Smino, Unified Highway Mothers, Totem, Dreamers, Lanco.