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6 Storied Sets From 25 Years Of Lollapalooza

When Perry Farrell reinvented the rock roadshow with his underground-friendly Lollapalooza 25 years ago this month, he was trying to amp up the appeal of…
Scott Lapatine | July 29, 2016 - 12:53 pm

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Sponsored: 10 Fashion Trends That Ruled Lollapalooza 2013 + Win A $150 Converse Gift Card

Lolla fest style, in some ways, mirrors other fest styles: ill-advised headdresses, giant circle hats, teeny-tiny shorts, all variances of neon. In other ways, though,…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | August 6, 2013 - 1:39 pm

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The 10 Best Things At Lollapalooza 2013

It's hard to remember a time when Lollapalooza, the festival, was not part of American pop culture, and since the last time it landed stateside,…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | August 5, 2013 - 3:41 pm

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15 Memorable Sets From Lollapalooza 2016

This year at Lollapalooza was a big one, with the festival adding an extra day for its 25th anniversary. It wasn't the 25th Lolla --…
Ryan Leas | August 1, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Stream Radiohead’s Entire Lollapalooza Set

Radiohead headlined the second day of Lollapalooza on Friday, closing out the night's festivities with a stunning two-hour set. Although their performance sadly wasn't included…
Peter Helman | July 31, 2016 - 7:22 pm

Watch Frightened Rabbit Cover The National In Chicago

Scottish sad-rockers Frightened Rabbit are in Chicago for Lollapalooza this weekend. They performed on Friday (including a bonus acoustic set at Stereogum's tent) and did…
Peter Helman | July 31, 2016 - 11:29 am

Watch Jane’s Addiction Bring Tom Morello, Jimmy Chamberlin, & Body Suspension Artists To Lollapalooza25

Lollapalooza, the festival started by Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Last night, the band…
Peter Helman | July 31, 2016 - 10:55 am

Watch Future Bring Out Chance The Rapper At Lollapalooza

Chance The Rapper made a surprise appearance during Future's set at Lollapalooza last night. But because "Smoke Break," the Future collab from Chance's recent album…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Chance The Rapper, Dwyane Wade, Malia Obama Among Lollapalooza’s First Day Surprises

Lollapalooza kicked off in Chicago yesterday, and the first day of the festival brought some surprise guests to Grant Park. Chance The Rapper made an…
James Rettig | July 29, 2016 - 3:15 pm

Livestream Lollapalooza 2016

Lollapalooza is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend, featuring this year for the first time an additional fourth day of music in Chicago's Grant Park.
Pranav Trewn | July 28, 2016 - 6:56 pm

Lollapalooza Founder Perry Farrell: “I Hate EDM … I Sometimes Cringe At My Own Festival”

Perry Farrell started Lollapalooza in 1991 as a farewell tour for his Jane's Addiction, but in the years since, it's turned into one of the…
Peter Helman | July 23, 2016 - 4:37 pm

Skepta Pulls Out Of Lollapalooza Due To Visa Issues

Skepta has not had a lot of luck with US travel visas lately. Back in April, his visa was denied dangerously close to his scheduled…
Peter Helman | July 18, 2016 - 7:55 pm

Lollapalooza Colombia Cancelled After Rihanna Pulls Out Over Zika Concerns

Lollapalooza's inaugural Colombian festival has been cancelled after a headlining artist pulled out of the event, Pollstar reports. Although the organizers stated only that a…
Peter Helman | July 2, 2016 - 6:02 pm

Lollapalooza 2016 Lineup

Lollapalooza's 2016 lineup is stacked with icons past, present, and future, but this year is a bit different as the festival is expanding to four
Collin Robinson | March 23, 2016 - 7:01 am

Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining Lollapalooza 2016

This is Lollapalooza's 25th year of existence, and the festival is going big to celebrate its silver jubilee. There have been rumors floating around for…
Peter Helman | March 19, 2016 - 10:29 am

Travis Scott Pleads Guilty To Lollapalooza Stampede

During his Lollapalooza set in August, Travis Scott only made it through one song before encouraging the crowd to climb over the security barricade and…
Peter Helman | December 22, 2015 - 6:38 pm

Lollapalooza Expanding To 4 Days Next Year In Honor Of 25th Anniversary

Music festivals, as a rule, do not need to last four days. Three days is the perfect length, although even that can sometimes feel like…
Chris DeVille | December 3, 2015 - 11:48 am

Lollapalooza ’95 Had No Shortage Of Courtney Love Drama

Perry Farrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival-tour launched in the summer of 1991, and it returned every year till 1997, after which it went on hiatus for…
Michael Nelson | August 11, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Generation X Ages Out Of Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is one of the longest-running music festivals of its nature, and the original touring iteration was one of the defining events of Generation X.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 3, 2015 - 6:08 pm

Watch A$AP Rocky & Vic Mensa Wild Out To Nirvana At Lollapalooza

Yesterday evening was the final day of Chicago's Lollapalooza festival, and it featured A$AP Rocky, performing near the top of the bill, paying tribute to…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 8:55 am

Travi$ Scott Arrested Five Minutes Into His Set At Lollapalooza

After reportedly showing up half an hour late, rapper Travi$ Scott got his Lollapalooza set shut down after only 5 minutes by encouraging fans to…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Watch Paul McCartney Play “Get Back” With Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard And “FourFiveSeconds” At Lollapalooza

During the encore of his headlining set at Lollapalooza last night, Sir Paul McCartney brought out Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard to assist on "Get…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 10:36 am
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