Lollapalooza has finally announced their 2018 lineup, and in keeping with the festival’s reputation, it boasts an incredible collection of headliners, as well as a vast variety of smaller artists.
The lineup was announced Wednesday, with some of the biggest names including RnB hitmakers the Weeknd and Bruno Mars, New York indie beloveds the National and Vampire Weekend, one of the biggest names in hip hop right now Travis Scott, electronic pop duo Odesza, and representing the more fundamentalist rockists Jack White and Arctic Monkeys.
The festival, which will be held in Chicago’s Grant Park between August 2 to 5, makes sure to bring a strong hip-hop presence, including Logic, Tyler, the Creator, Brockhampton, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert and Lizzo. But it doesn’t drop the ball on other featuring slightly alternative artists such as St. Vincent, Lykke Li, Greta Van Fleet, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Daniel Caesar and Billie Eilish.
Veteran acts include L.L. Cool J, Gucci Mane, Franz Ferdinand and Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell, who will be debuting material from a forthcoming solo album with “an all-star lineup of guest musicians.”
The interesting mix of artists could guarantee even more of a diverse crowd as well, with Camila Cabello, Khalid and Tyler, the Creator adding different styles to the well-rounded festival. Lollapalooza is also reportedly a money maker and key tourism driver for the city. The Chicago Park District, where the festival is held, says it has received up to nearly $6 million from festival owner C3 for usage of park land, which includes replanting grass and the like. The city says that the event proceeds fund a number of local projects.
Four-day passes ($335 plus fees) remain on sale. Single-day tickets will become available once the four-day passes have sold out. You can purchase tickets here.
It’s the first time in years that the festival had not sold out of weekend passes before announcing its lineup. The slower ticket sales could be attributed to a number of factors: the relatively high ticket price (fees push the four-day pass closer to $400), the glut of summer music festivals, or concerns over safety and security exacerbated by the mass killings at a concert in Las Vegas last year.
Check out the festival flyer below.