Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza music festival is back this weekend with a stacked multi-genre lineup for its 25th anniversary. The 4-day affair started by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell is taking over Grant Park again this year with 8 stages and over 170 artists throughout the weekend including Radiohead, Disclosure, Major Lazer and more.
Besides music, the Lollapalooza grounds include an art market where guests can shop for organic apparel, fair trade food, and souvenirs. For the festival family, there’s the Kidzapalooza area where children are invited to play instruments, participate in music related activities, and watch family-friendly performances on the Kidzapalooza Stage. If that’s not enough, attendees can also look forward to interactive installations hosted by Samsung with virtual reality rides and activities along with complimentary food and beverages. Since the Lollapalooza lineup is so insane this year, we have decided to share two installments of our top 5 acts you can’t miss this weekend. Keep reading to see round one of who we are excited about…
Mr. Carmack is a trap producer and DJ from Hawaii who now lives in LA. He is well respected in the electronic music scene for his production skills and is known for breaking down his tracks and answering Q&A questions from his fans. His music is a fusion of dynamic, futuristic elements and hard hitting bass. He’s heavily associated with TeamSupreme and has been featured on Soulection with official releases on Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint, so you know this will be a solid bet for your Thursday afternoon.
When / Where: Thursday, July 28 at 2:30pm – Perry’s Stage
Bob Moses is a deep house duo from Canada. Since coming on the scene is 2012, they have performed their live show around the world at festivals such as Coachella, TomorrowWorld, Ultra, Governors Ball, and Bonnaroo. They were also featured on the Resident Advisor’s Top 20 Live Acts of 2014. If you haven’t heard Bob Moses, their sound is a sexy deep house vibe similar to Massive Attack. After checking out Mr. Carmack, you should definitely make your way to this afternoon set.
When / Where: Thursday, July 28 at 2:50pm – Pepsi Stage
The 1975 is an English pop / rock band whose sound is heavily influenced by 80’s synth pop. Their second album came out this year and they have been touring extensively, performing at top festivals around the world. The band’s frontman Matt Healy is wildly entertaining when he performs and their music is extremely catchy so make sure to catch their set this weekend. If you don’t make it, they will be touring across the US starting in October.
When / Where: Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm – Bud Light Stage
Cashmere Cat is a Norwegian producer and DJ who has produced for superstar artists such as Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and Wiz Khalifa, with remixes for Lana Del Ray, Miguel, and more under his belt. His sound can be described as a mix of R&B, futuristic hip hop and bass – definitely a must see on the first night. He will be touring for the rest of the summer though and if you miss him at Lollapalooza you can still catch his festival set at CRSSD in San Diego.
When / Where: Thursday, July 28 at 7:45pm – Pepsi Stage
St. Lucia is an indie / synth pop musician from South Africa who released his debut album When The Night in 2013. He has spent the last few years touring and playing top festivals such as Coachella, with his sophomore album Matters released this past January. If you can’t make it to Lollapalooza, you can catch St. Lucia on his current US tour through October. His set is sure to entertain this weekend so make sure to get a good spot to watch.
When / Where: Saturday, July 30 at 7:45pm – Pepsi Stage