Lollapalooza, Chicago's massive annual three-day music festival, is sold out and underway. The wildly popular music festival is going on this weekend, beginning Friday, Aug. 3 and ending Sunday, Aug. 5. This year's headliners include veterans Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath, as well as relative-newcomers The Black Keys, and Jack White.
The festival, which first began in the early '90s as a touring festival, has been located in Grant Park, Chicago since 2005. This year, festival planners are expecting 270,000 attendees to show up over the course of the weekend, filling in the 115 acre area which includes eight stages.
As is always the case, fans are as excited about the lesser known acts as they are about the big names. In addition to exciting and high-profile sets by Calvin Harris and Frank Ocean, there is already a lot of buzz about newcomers Tune Yards and Alabama Shakes. This year 140 bands will preform with sounds ranging from soul, to electronica, to rock.
For festival goers, there is a whole lot to see aside from the musical acts. The food area Chow Town features grub from many of Chicago's most popular eateries. And the Sony Cube is a place to check out the latest tech gadgets. Check out the list of acts by day, and scope out the times here.
The Black Keys Black Sabbath Bassnectar The Shins Passion Pit The Afghan Whigs M83 NERO Metric Wale Die Antwoord Dawes The Head & The Heart Dr. Dog SBTRKT Porter Robinson Tame Impala Band of Skulls Madeon Zedd Blind Pilot The Black Angels Yellow Ostrich Sharon Van Etten Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs The War on Drugs Michael Kiwanuka O Rappa The Growlers Anamanaguchi First Aid Kit Wax The White Panda Animal Kingdom Dev Kevin Devine Dry the River Helena Haley Reinhart Ambassadors DJ Zebo thenewno2 Andrew Christopoulos Harrison Ivaz John Yost Young Bloods
Red Hot Chili Peppers Avicii The Weeknd Bloc Party Calvin Harris Franz Ferdinand Frank Ocean Delta Spirit Santigold The Temper Trap B.o.B tUnE-yArDs Skream & Benga Twin Shadow The Tallest Man on Earth FUN. Alabama Shakes JJ Grey & Mofro Neon Indian Paper Diamond Washed Out Aloe Blacc Bear in Heaven Chairlift GIVERS Doomtree Star Slinger Orchard Lounge JEFF the Brotherhood FIDLAR JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Milo Greene Los Jaivas Kopecky Family Band LP Walk Off The Earth SALVA The Dunwells Empires Moon Taxi Chancellor Warhol Laura Warshauer
Jack White Justice Florence + The Machine At The Drive-In Kaskade Sigur Ros Miike Snow J. Cole Childish Gambino Zeds Dead Big Gigantic The Big Pink Toro Y Moi Little Dragon Of Monsters And Men Gary Clark Jr. The Gaslight Anthem Amadou & Mariam The Walkmen Doctor P Dum Dum Girl Trampled By Turtles Polica Bombay Bicycle Club White Rabbits Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Devil Makes Three Oberhofer Bowerbirds Mona Hey Rosetta! The Jezabels Nadastrom DJ Nihal Yuna The Sheepdogs Outasight DJ Mel Imaginary Cities Overdoz Red Oblivion Kid Color Point To Infinity