The Midwest’s premier music festival, Lollapalooza, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park August 1–4 with a newly announced lineup for the behemoth, 4-day affair. Topping the 2018 bill are Ariana Grande, who was already confirmed as a headliner via a previous Coachella-related leak, recent Grammy winner Childish Gambino, nostalgic act Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Flume, The Chainsmokers, and reggaeton crossover artist J Balvin.
Other high-profile acts include Kacey Musgraves, who took home the most coveted of all Grammys recently, Lil Wayne, Deathcab for Cutie, 21 Savage, H.E.R., Maggie Rogers, and more. While the formerly metal/punk/rock festival has gained a recent reputation for being more a more drowned-out, pop-oriented, multi-genre affair, organizers have been heavily leaning on dance music for its massive attendance turnout.
The festival’s electronic and dance music bookings are just as thrilling, with a comprehensive roster of veteran and rising acts: RÜFÜS DU SOL, Alesso, Louis The Child, RL Grime, Madeon, San Holo, Gryffin, Fisher, FKJ, Boombox Cartel, Deorro, Manic Focus, Hometown hero Whethan, Lane 8, Party Favor, Shaq’s DJ Diesel project, Shallou, Said The Sky, Camelphat, CloZee, SVDDEN DEATH, Opiuo, DUCKY (LIVE), WHIPPED CREAM, Yultron, and more. Additionally, a very interesting showing from Slander, NGHTMRE, and Snails will be taking place in a back-to-back “Gud Vibrations vs. Slugz Music” set.
View the complete Lollapalooza 2019 lineup, with 181 bands and artists, below.