Taking place from August 3rd to 6th in Chicago's Grant Park, this year's incarnation of Lollapalooza truly has something for everyone. Whether you're a trap and hip hop fan wanting to catch Migos and Lil Uzi Vert, you want to catch pop's latest princess Lorde, or maybe you just want to singalong to 'Mr Brightside': this is set to be a great few days.
Seeing as ‘Mr Brightside’ has been in the charts every week since 2004 in the UK, it goes without saying that Las Vegas band the Killers have had a gargantuan cultural impact. With each new release they further cement their place as one of the biggest bands in the world - most recently via glam-pop comeback single ‘The Man’. Boasting a video that sees frontman Brandon Flowers in his element (to put it lightly) their Lollapalooza performance is set to be memorable to say the least.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the past year has been nothing short of a whirlwind for Migos. With their brooding trap production and obscenely catchy staccato bars (“raindrop, drop top”, anyone?), the hype around the Georgia group and CULTURE has been unstoppable, and they're currently the most sought-after hip hop group in the world. Believe the hype (and the memes), and get to this.
Tegan and Sara
The Canadian indie-pop duo might have been around for a while - they started making music back in 1995 - but the years have seen them go from the cult realms to garnering huge acclaim for their past few releases. With last year’s Love You To Death, identical twins Tegan and Sara created a masterpiece of upbeat, spangly synth-pop, with yearning lyrics about queer love. Suffice to say, this show should be inclusive, uplifting and glorious.
- I was scared; I didn’t want people to be able to see into my soul.
- When I listen to the record now, I hear that bond – that collaboration – and that level of creativity.
- We were so f***ing sick of the songs from the first record that it started to hurt to play shows.
- It’s good to feel like you’re ahead of the game a little bit.
- It’s a blurry, slick, fantasy ride: sometimes light, sometimes dark; sometimes up, sometimes down…
- There’s no band that’s bigger than Glastonbury, and you can’t say that about any other festivals.