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Five reasons why we’re hyped for Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza, Chicago’s biggest music festival, is just around the corner! Celebrating it’s 25th anniversary there are dozens of reasons why to be hyped this years Lolla.

Lolla first announced an additional day to the usual three festival day festival making it four days of unforgettable unstop action. That additional day adds a rooster of incredible acts that will take from Chicago July 28 – 30.

Below is a list of just five reason why Lolla is controlling our life’s with anticipation.

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G-Eazy at the Aargon Ballroom. Photo: Jesus J. Montero

Crowd favorites

Lollapalooza brings out the best artist to Chicago. Many artists return from last year’s music festival because of their continuing growth in popularity from last year. Returning artist like G-Eazy and Halsey are the faces of a young generation of music lovers.

Performers like J Cole and Red Hot Chili Peppers are highly anticipated because of deep fan base.

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Vic Mensa in Chicago. Photo by Jesus J. Montero

Chicago’s own heavyweights

Last year’s Lollapalooza was solid with a mixture of pop, rock, and electric music. Something that was lacking a bit was the hip-hop and rap performers. Chicago’s own homegrown talent Saba, Towkio, Joey Purp, and Vic Mensa has us covered this year.

Chicago is making a statement with both Joey Purp and Vic Mensa closing off a night at Lollapalooza, respectfully.

Mensa’s history with Lollapalooza is almost story book like. From Mensa’s well documented near death experience with sneaking into the festival before his career took off to now closing one of the main stages on Saturday, July 30. Mensa will take the lead in bringing the young Chicago talent to the Lolla stages.

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25th anniversary

It’s been twenty-five years since Jane Addiction singer Perry Farrell created Lollapalooza. Lollapalooza was created as a farewell tour for the band. Now Lollapalooza has expanded to international countries like Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Germany.

Making Lollapalooza an official Chicago music festival in 2005. The festival was hitting the road before then. It first started off as a two-day music festival only bringing in 70 acts. The festival has since exploded cementing it’s place as one of the best music festivals in the country.

Lollapalooza is going big this year making it a can’t miss attraction for years to come.

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Extra day, Extra fun

When Lolla makeed Chicago it’s official home in 2005 was a two-day festival. Now eleven years later, Lollapalooza will be doubling up for the first time extending the usual three-day festival into four days.

Starting a day before the usual festivities begin the artists that have been announced are stacked! Artist that have us looking forward to Thursday, July 28 include: Kehlani, Towkio, Melanie Martinez, G-Eazy, The 1975, Lana Del Rey, and J. Cole.

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Future. Purple Reign Tour at Aragon Ballroom. Photo: Jeremy Franklin

Lollapalooza week is music paradise  

Lollapalooza brings thousands of people to Chicago drawing them in with jam packed shows. This year if you didn’t buy a Lollapalooza pass you can still get into the action with non-affiliated shows. These show are taking advantage of Lollapalooza week. Check back to Ruby Hornet for our top after parties at attend during Lollapalooza week.

The biggest draws are after parties for Lolla artists but heavy hitters like Drake and Future will be in Chicago Lollapalooza week.

DePaul Grad | Journalist | Photographer | Professional in sarcasm

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