Muse, Cage The Elephant and Blink-182 are some of the big names confirmed for this year’s Lollapalooza festival, which will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park from August 3rd through the 6th. In its second year as a four-day event, the show will also include performances from Lorde, The Pretty Reckless, the Killers, Blink-182, The xx, Alt-J, The Head And The Heart, Arcade Fire, the Shins, Capital Cities, Atlas Genius, Kaleo, Liam Gallagher, Royal Blood, Highly Suspect, Vance Joy, Grouplove and dozens more.

  • Muse is headlining the Thursday (August 3rd) bill along with Lorde and Cage The Elephant. This will mark the third time Muse has performed at the festival, following appearances in 2007 and 2011.
  • Friday’s (August 4th) headliners will include the Killers and Blink-182, while Chance The Rapper, The xx and Alt-J will anchor Saturday’s (August 5th) bill. Arcade Fire will close the weekend out on Sunday night (August 6th).
  • Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell told us a while back what makes the festival a success in his eyes: [“I like to say there’s an equation. It’s 90 percent fun, entertainment, a lifetime experience, and then 10 percent has got to be your charity and your, you know, have a consciousness for the world, because we really are there to have a good time, first and foremost.”] 
  • Weekend passes may be sold out but one-day tickets are available at the Lollapalooza website.
  • Lollapalooza began life in 1991 as a traveling alternative music festival, with that format lasting through 1997 and briefly revived for one year in 2003. It transformed into a destination festival in 2005, when it first launched in Chicago. Since then the brand has been expanded to South America and Europe.