Who we’d like to see at Lollapalooza 2016 25th Anniversary


Celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer Lollapalooza 2016 has the whole world waiting for it’s 2016 lineup. Adding an additional day making it a 4-day lineup of nonstop action. Lollapalooza is transforming Grant Park into the must go to places this summer.

The Lollapalooza 2016 rumors have been running wild with already rumored lineups being released. Last week Lollapalooza partnering up with BudLight announced the “25 days of Lollapalooza” where everyday for 25 days tickets will be giving away through their social media platforms.

Four-day general admission tickets will be available for $335 (including fees) and single day General Admission tickets will be available for $120 (including fees) later this month.

Below are our picks for who we would like to see rock the 25th anniversary for Lollapalooza.


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Jane Addiction at the Lollapalooza afterparty 2012. / janesaddiction.com

Jane’s Addiction

Lollapalooza is Perry Farrell’s proud and joy. A no-brainer will be Farrell’s Jane’s Addiction to headline with a stellar performance during one of the four days at Lollapalooza. The mega unforgettable music performances we’ve seen throughout the years are all thanks to Farrell’s musical dreams coming true. There’s no better way to celebrate than with Jane’s Addiction.

Supporting predictions that are widely suggested acts like Beck, LCD Soundsystem, Red Hot Chili Peppers. LCD Soundsystem is currently doing stops at other music festivals with their dates for Lollapalooza still wide open.


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Diplo of JackU / Photo: Jesus J. Montero

Jack Ü

Made up of electronic dance music juggernauts Skrillex and Diplo, JackÜ has had quite a year. They’ve done what many artists couldn’t have in their first year: racking up millions of views, a two time Grammy winner, and headlined their own concert at Madison Square Garden.

Other major electronic artists who we should be seeing during Lollapalooza weekend are Calvin Harris, Disclosure, and Deadmau5. In recent years Lollapalooza has gained popularity in electronic music. Deadmau5’s recent comeback will be a perfect fit for the EDM legend to make his way back to Chicago.


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Chance The Rapper at a local charity event for high schoolers. Photo: Jesus J. Montero

Chance The Rapper

This pick is a bit tricky but what better person than Chicago’s favorite Chance The Rapper. Headlining last years PitchFork Music Festival and performing at Lollapalooza in 2014 it’s Chance’s time to take the main stage. Hip-hop has always been a weak category for Lollapalooza, but what makes Chance the best pick for it is his incredible work, his collaborations this past year with other artist incredible artists like Kanye West and Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, and his involvement with Chicago’s youth with his Open Mike and funding winter jackets for Chicago’s homeless. On stage and off, Chance is the perfect pick for Lollapalooza’s 25th anniversary.

With a history of a weak hip-hop lineup we’ll need heavy hitters this year to make up for lost time. Our picks include: Frank Ocean, Ice Cube (N.W.A), Kanye West, and Drake. Drake has never appeared at Lollapalooza overseas or national, he would be a surprise but a welcomed one. The world needs new Frank Ocean so what better way then at Lollapalooza? This pick may be what Lollapalooza festival goers want but might not get. Kanye West is any interesting pick because it makes sense he just released “Life of Pablo”, announced a new album on the way, and has been making headlines almost everyday. But because it’s Kayne it might not happen.


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Phoebe Ryan – Halsey – Melanie Martinez. Photos: Jesus J. Montero

Tie: Phoebe Ryan – Halsey – Melanie Martinez

There’s so many strong contenders for in the pop category. Sia is a given as she’s currently on the festival current tour with open dates during Lolla weekend. What we can predict is a strong presents of the in your face style feminine indie pop. This section is a three way tie between raising artist Phoebe Ryan, “Crybaby” star Melanie Martinez, and the “Badlands” powerhouse Halsey. Halsey already performed at last year’s Lollapalooza but her performance was cut short due to the emergency evaluation. This time around after the release of her mega successful “Badlands”, Halsey needs a bigger stage.


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