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Lollapalooza Recap

by Eva Latz
Posted on Sep 07, 2017

Lollapalooza sign outside the venue

From August 3 to August 6 people from far and wide packed into Grant Park for the world renowned music festival, Lollapalooza. This festival brings people to Chicago from all over the world, and many Chicagoans take this festival for granted since it’s at their fingertips. Lollapalooza had an estimated attendance of 400,000 festival-goers, around 100,000 per day of the festival. Here are the highlights.


Thursday, August 3:

The major headliners on this day were Wiz Khalifa, Muse, Lorde, Cage the Elephant, and Lil Uzi Vert. Wiz Khalifa sang some of his old songs like roll up, the thrill, some new songs like See You Again, We Dem Boyz and Young, Wild, and Free. Ty Dolla $ign joined Wiz Khalifa on stage to perform a new song that’s supposedly on Khalifa’s new album.

Cage the Elephant sang some of their most popular songs toward the end of their set of seventeen songs, like Come a Little Closer and Cigarette Daydreams. This band thankfully just missed the rain. Unfortunately, Lil Uzi Vert and Lorde got cut off by Lollapalooza after a few songs, while Muse did not get to perform at all due to severe weather.


Friday, August 4:

On this lovely Friday, some of the headliners included The Killers, Blink-182, DJ Snake and Run the Jewels. The Killers had a great setlist, covering songs by artists like Muse, Joy Division and Smashing Pumpkins. They also sang some of their most popular songs like Somebody Told Me and Mr. Brightside. Blink-182 who played at the same time as The Killers, had a perfect mix of their old and new songs. Some songs off their setlist included, Feeling This, I Miss You, What’s My Age Again?, First Date and All The Small Things, just to name a few. DJ Snake, had the crowd go wild at Perry’s Stage, Lollapalooza known EDM, house music stage. Run The Jewels, had a shorter set compared to artists like Blink-182 and The Killers. Run the Jewels performed only fifteen songs. They included Oh My Darling Don’t Cry, Talk to Me, Down and many more. The day came and went, and by the end many people were ready for the most anticipated day, Saturday.


Saturday, August 5:

Saturday, August 5, was the most anticipated day for Lollapalooza, because of one particular Chicagoan: Chance The Rapper. Although he was not the only headliner on Saturday, that’s what it seemed like. Along with Chance The Rapper, other headliners on Saturday included, The XX, Alt-J, and The Head and The Heart. The XX performed some of their most popular songs like, Crystallized, Angels and I Dare You. They also performed a cover of a Jamie xx song. Alt-J, another famous indie-rock band, performed Breezeblocks, Left Hand Free, Every Other Freckle and more. The Head and The Heart performed a great setlist as well that included City of Angels, Shake, River and Roads and many more. Chance the Rapper, by far, had the most people attend his set. Chance performed a lot of his amazing hits and a cover of Kanye West and DJ Khaled, and Francis and the Lights. Some hits he performed included Mixtape, Blessings, Sunday Candy, Cocoa Butter Kisses, All We Got,and so many more. Fireworks also shot up during his performance to engage the huge crowd that showed up.


Sunday, August 6:

All good things must come to an end. On Sunday, headliners included Arcade Fire, Justice, Big Sean and Zeds Dead. Arcade Fire had an amazing set including, Creature Comfort, Electric Blue, Afterlife and many more. Self-described electronic duo Justice performed many songs. Big Sean, one of the most anticipated artists, performed songs like Bounce Back, Blessings and No Favors. Finally, Zeds Dead, another electronic duo, performed songs from their forthcoming album Northern Lights, and also hosted a Lollapalooza after party.


Since you missed Lollapalooza this year, next year take a CHANCE and have an amazing four days in the lovely city of Chicago.