Lollapalooza 2022 Preview

These days, you gotta go big or go home, and going big in the best way has been Lollapalooza. It’s decades away from Perry Farrell’s nineties tour alt-fest, having...

These days, you gotta go big or go home, and going big in the best way has been Lollapalooza. It’s decades away from Perry Farrell’s nineties tour alt-fest, having found a home at Chicago’s central Grant Park. Yes, it’s gone mainstream, but it has the big artists you want to see, Thursday-Sunday, July 28th-31st:


Bud Light Seltzer Stage


Lil Baby, 8:45 PM – 10:00 PM

Apple Music Awards all-genre 2020 Artist of the Year, Atlanta’s Lil Baby brings his “Freestyle” back to Lollapalooza, behind hit records such as 2018’s Harder Than Ever and last year’s The Voice of the Heroes, his team-up with Chicago’s own Lil Durk (who’s playing Saturday – see below – so fingers crossed for a reunion at the Bud Light Seltzer Stage…).

Lil Baby

Jazmine Sullivan, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Check out the award-winning R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan, who recently was named one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’.

Jazmine Sullivan

Tove Lo, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Out of Stockholm, Ebba Tove Lesa Nilsson – a.k.a. Tove Lo (QRO photos at a festival) – has written for numerous other artists like Icona Pop, Ellie Goulding, and Hilary Duff, but 2013 hit single “Habits” has made her a leading lady all of her own (QRO live review). She comes back to Lollapalooza for a third time (QRO photos at Lollapalooza ’17QRO photos at Lollapalooza ’15) behind 2019’s Sunshine Kitty and her latest big tour (QRO summer of ’22 photos).

Tove Lo

Inhaler, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Out of the Joycean streets of Dublin strides Inhaler (QRO live review), a number one hit in their native Eire with last year’s debut full-length It Won’t Always Be Like This, now crossing the Atlantic like so many of their countrymen did.


Last Dinosaurs, 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM


Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage


COM3T, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Originally from Sirius B in Orion’s Belt, COM3T comes down to spin at Lollapalooza.


100 gecs, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Be sure to catch the kinetic & crazy hyperpop of duo 100 gecs (QRO live review), who pretty much defy description.

100 gecs

Role Model, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Moving from rap to bedroom pop, Tucker Pillsburg – a.k.a. Role Model – comes back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a ’22 festival) behind this year’s debut full-length, Rx.

Role Model

Sam Fender, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Combining traditional America folk music with classic British rock sensibility is Sam Fender (QRO photos in the U.K.), returning to Lollapalooza on the back of last year’s sophomore LP, Seventeen Going Under.


Redveil, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Sam Fender

Grove Stage


Caroline Polachek, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Late-2000s New York City had its own wave, including numerous dreamy acts, with one of the best in Chairlift (QRO photos at a festival) in records such as 2012’s Something (QRO review). Since they ended in 2016, singer Caroline Polachek has forged her own dreamy career, including 2019 debut Pang and coming on her own to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a 2021 festival).

Caroline Polachek

Maxo Kream, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Houston comes up the Mississippi to Chicago with streets rapper Maxo Kream (QRO photos at a festival).

Maxo Kream

Remi Wolf, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

From a contestant in high school on American Idol to major label debut I’m Allergic To Dogs! has been the tale of Remi Wolf (QRO photos at a festival), who comes to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival) behind last year’s We Love Dogs!.

Remi Wolf


Pi’erre Bourne, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Zach Bryan, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Petey, 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM

Midwxst, 1:50 PM – 2:30 PM

Niko Rubio, 12:50 PM – 1:30 PM

Tony Velour, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Pi’erre Bourne

BMI Stage


Lorna Shore, 6:50 PM – 7:30 PM

Rosie, 5:40 PM – 6:20 PM

Giovannie & The Hired Guns, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

Jesse Jo Stark, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Willie Jones, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

Mills, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Lorna Shore



Kyutch, 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM

special guest, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Cielito Lindo, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

School of Rock, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Suzi Shelton, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

School of Rock

Solana x Perry’s Tent


ZHU, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Electronic producer/musician Steve Zhu managed to stay anonymous until 2014, but has blown up as ZHU. He comes back to Lollapalooza, after last year’s Dreamland.



Black Coffee, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

MK, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Chris Lorenzo, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Tsha, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Bijou, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Jubilee, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Biicla, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Black Coffee

Chris Lorenzo


Coinbase Stage


Ashnikko, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Ashnikko (QRO photos at a festival) found popularity on TikTok with her 2019 single “Stupid” with Yung Baby Tate, and comes to Lollapalooza behind last year’s debut mixtape, Demidevil.


Manchester Orchestra, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

From Atlanta, not England New or Old, Manchester Orchestra (QRO live review) were more rock than alt- on debut I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child (QRO review), and moved firmly into the rock camp with 2009’s Mean Everything To Nothing (QRO review), 2011’s Simple Math (QRO review), 2014’s Cope (QRO review), 2017’s A Black Mile To the Surface (QRO review), and last year’s The Million Masks of God (QRO review). However, the outfit does it well (QRO live review) and big (QRO ’21 live review) as they come back to Lollapalooza for a fifth time (QRO photos at ’14 Lollapalooza) to rock (QRO live review).

Manchester Orchestra

The Wombats, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

There are some acts that you can’t help but enjoy, and Liverpool’s The Wombats (QRO spotlight on) are one. The infectious electric sound of 2007 debut A Guide To Love, Lose & Desperation and songs such as “Moving To New York” (QRO video) and “Here Comes the Anxiety” (QRO video) was followed-up nicely in 2011 with This Modern Glitch (QRO review), and songs like “Techno Fan” (QRO video) and “Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)” (QRO video). In 2015 The Wombats (QRO interview) returned with Glitterbug (QRO review) and pieces such as “This Is Not a Party” (QRO video) and “Emoticons” (QRO video), 2018’s the excellent titled Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (QRO review), and this year’s Fix Yourself, Not the World (QRO review). They return to Lollapalooza for a third time (QRO photos at ’18 Lollapalooza).

The Wombats


Sampa the Great, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Emmy Meli, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Sampa the Great

T-Mobile Stage


Metallica, 8:15 PM

The definition of heavy metal and the most successful band in the genre, Metallica (QRO live review) are pure headliner. The band (QRO photos) that has given us …And Justice For All, the blackest album cover since Spinal Tap, St. Anger documentary (and… LuluQRO review), and split ears worldwide (QRO photos). They (QRO photos) come to headline their third Lollapalooza behind 2016’s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, but don’t worry, they also play from classics like …And Justice For All (QRO remastered edition review). And while they can certainly do intimate events (QRO live review from intimate ’21 showQRO photos at an intimate show), you know you want them epic.


Billy Strings, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

From out of the traditional bluegrass scene in Michigan, Billy Strings (QRO photos) has worked with everyone in the jam scene (QRO photos with Molly Tuttle at a festival), but most recently won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for Home.

Billy Strings

Still Woozy, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Check out the genre-bending psychedelic bedroom-pop of Still Woozy (QRO photos), who comes back to Lollapalooza (QRO ’22 photos) behind last year’s debut full-length, If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is.

Still Woozy


Maude Latour, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Underscores, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Maude Latour

Toyota Music Den


Maude Latour, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

midwxst, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Emmy Meli, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Tony Velour, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Meet Me @ The Altar, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Meet Me @ The Altar

Bud Light Seltzer Sessions


Jordy, 6:30 PM

Maude Latour, 4:30 PM

Niko Rubio, 2:30 PM

Maude Latour


Bud Light Seltzer Stage


Machine Gun Kelly, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

While he came up with rapid machine gun fire rapping (QRO photos from over a decade ago), Machine Gun Kelly (QRO photos at a festival) has since blasted into being a full-fledged crossover star. 2020’s Tickets To My Downfall brought pop-punk to the top of the Billboard charts. He’s even acted, like in hit horror Bird Box and playing Tommy Lee in Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt. Last year (QRO photos at a ’21 festival), he ruffled some metal feathers at another Chicago festival (QRO photos at Chicago ’21 festival), but still hit it big (QRO live review) with this year’s Mainstream Sellout. Oh, and he’s engaged to none other than Megan Fox, so look for her in the wings like at his surprise Lollapalooza set last year (QRO recap) as he returns (QRO photos at ’17 Lollapalooza) on his giant tour, pink helicopter included (QRO photos in ’22)!

Machine Gun Kelly

Don Toliver, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Houston rapper Don Toliver boomed just in 2020 with his debut studio album, Heaven or Hell, particularly on TikTok, along with being featured in Travis Scott’s “Can’t Say”, and comes to Lollapalooza behind that year’s Heaven or Hell and last year’s Life of a Don.

Don Toliver

Royal Blood, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Embrace the fast-rising blues-garage of Manchester’s Royal Blood (QRO photos at a U.K. festival), as they come back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at Lollapalooza ’17) behind last year’s acclaimed Typhoons (QRO live review).

Royal Blood


Mahalia, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Jasiah, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM


Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage


David Solomon, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

So, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, David Solomon, is doing a DJ set at Lollapalooza (which hopefully he paid the fest for the slot – and probably got a tax write-off for it to boot…). Don’t go, don’t even bother to boo; let’s just pretend this isn’t happening.

David Solomon

King Princess, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

The one of the latest finds by big-name producer Mark Ronson is twenty-year-old Mikaela Straus, a.k.a. King Princess (QRO photos at a festival), so catch her on her king-sized couch as she returns to her second Lollapalooza (QRO photos at ’19 Lollapalooza) just after the release of sophomore full-length Hold On Baby.

King Princess

The Regrettes, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Chicago welcomes the throw-back & throw-forward garage-punk of Los Angeles’ The Regrettes, coming back to Lollapalooza behind this year’s Further Joy.

The Regrettes


Baby Tate, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Jackie Hayes, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Baby Tate

Grove Stage


Bob Moses, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

A duo, not a man, Jimmy Vallance & Tom Howe (QRO ’22 photos) form electronic act Bob Moses as they return to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a ’22 festival).

Bob Moses

SoFaygo, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Andre Dontrey Burt Jr. blew up as SoFaygo behind his Lil Tecca-produced 2019 mixtape Angelic 7, and comes to Lollapalooza as we wait for debut full-length, Pink Heartz.


glaive, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

The genre-hopping glaive has been delivering a slew of hit singles & EPs since 2020 – and he’s only 17!


MUNA, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

The electro-pop of MUNA (QRO photos) Saves the World, and this year hit it big signing to tour-mate Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory imprint with their self-titled record (QRO review), now returning to Lollapalooza (QRO photos).


Genesis Owusu, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Ghana-by-way-of-Australia, rapper Kofi Awusu-Ansah, a.k.a. Genesis Owusu, practically swept the ARIA Awards Down Under last year, so see him in this hemisphere.

Genesis Owusu

Wet Leg, 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM

THE buzz band of last year & this, the Isle of Wight’s Wet Leg (QRO live review) charmed everyone & their sister with “Chaise Lounge” (QRO review), “Too Late Now” (QRO review), “Angelica” (QRO review), selling out upgraded spaces (QRO live review) even before their awesome self-titled debut (QRO review) came out. So, you in the front row (QRO photos) should catch them at Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival), or it will worry your mother.

Wet Leg


Kaycyy, 1:50 PM – 2:30 PM

Flipturn, 12:50 PM – 1:30 PM

Aiida, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM


BMI Stage


Rawayana, 6:50 PM – 7:30 PM

From Caracas comes the Trippy Caribbean of Rawayana.



binki, 5:40 PM – 6:20 PM

Joey Valence & Brae, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

Gata, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Taipei Houston, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

Daisy the Great, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM




Pierce Freelon, 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM

special guest, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

School of Rock, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Fyutch, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Suzi Shelton, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Pierce Freelon

Solana x Perry’s Tent


REZZ, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Persian-Ukrainian by way of Canada DJ, Isabelle Rezazadeh, a.k.a. REZZ (QRO photos at a festival), comes back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival) behind 2018 sophomore full-length, Certain Kind of Magic.


Liquid Stranger, 7;15 PM – 8:15 PM

Sweden’s Liquid Stranger (QRO photos) brings dubstep from all over the world to Lollapalooza.

Liquid Stranger


Clozee, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

LP Giobbi, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Wreckno, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Whipped Cream, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Maddy O’Neal, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Fiin, 12:35 PM – 1:15 PM

Young Franco, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM


LP Giobbi


Coinbase Stage


girl in red, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Norway’s Marie Ulven Ringheim has been making waves around the world with her bedroom pop as girl in red (QRO photos at a festival), like hit single “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” and last year’s If I Could Make It Go.

girl in red

Coi Leray, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Lollapalooza welcomes back rapper & Trendsetter Coi Leray.

Coi Leray

Tinashe, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe (QRO photos at a festival) first came to notice for her acting, including motion capturing the female protagonist in Tom Hanks’ Polar Express, but has since broken out as a singer/songwriter (QRO photos at a festival), already up to fifth album last year with 333 (QRO photos at a ’22 festival) – and even performed “America the Beautiful” at WrestleMania 33!


Del Water Gap, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Brooklyn singer/songwriter Samuel Holden Jaffe comes to Lollapalooza as Del Water Gap (QRO photos) behind last year’s self-titled debut.


La Doña, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Del Water Gap

T-Mobile Stage


Dua Lipa, 8:45 PM

English singer Dua Lipa (QRO photos at a festival) started out by covering other people on YouTube, but was quickly snapped up by Warner Brothers for 2017’s self-titled debut album and #1 single “New Rules”. She’s since won the Grammy for Best New Artist, 2020’s “Don’t Start Now” was the most successful song by a female artist that year. She plays her third Lollapalooza (QRO photos at ’18 Lollapalooza).

Dua Lipa

Glass Animals, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Out of Oxford and discovered by Adele’s producer, Glass Animals (QRO live review) bring their more mixed indie (QRO photos outdoors) on 2020’s Dreamland back to the road (QRO 2021 live reviewQRO 2022 photos) and back to Lollapalooza for a third time (QRO photos at ’17 Lollapalooza).

Glass Animals

Cordae, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Formerly YBN Cordae of the YBN collective, ahead-of-his-time rapper Cordae comes to back to Lollapalooza behind this year’s From a Birds Eye View, his follow-up to 2019 debut studio album The Lost Boy.



Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Jordy, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Toyota Music Den


Mahalia, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

GaTa, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

La Doña, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Daisy the Great, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Last Dinosaurs, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Bud Light Seltzer Sessions


HINDS, 6:30 PM

Rawayana, 4:30 PM

La Doña, 2:30 PM



Bud Light Seltzer Stage


Kygo, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Norwegian DJ/producer Kygo (QRO photos at a festival) comes all the way to Chicago to headline the Bud Light Seltzer Stage, back at Lollapalooza.


IDLES, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Bristol’s young punks IDLES (QRO live review) – even if they don’t like that title – have had four widely acclaimed records, 2017’s Brutalism and 2018’s  Joy as an Act of Resistance, 2020’s Ultra Mono, and last year’s Crawler (QRO review), now returning to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a ’21 festival) for the second time in a row (QRO 2021 photos).


Blxst, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Los Angeles’ Matthew Dean Burdette, a.k.a. Blxst, hit it big in 2020 with single “Chosen” featuring Tyga & Ty Dolla $ign), and now comes to Lollapalooza behind this year’s debut album, Before You Go.


Griff, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Sarah Faith Griffiths has exploded in her native Britain last year as Griff after 2019’s “Mirror Talk”, winning the Brit Award for Best New Artist and putting out her mixtape, One Foot in Front of the Other.


Crawlers, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM


Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage


Charly Jordan, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Social media star turned DJ Charly Jordan closes out Saturday at Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage. As long as she’s not traveling to Rwanda at the height of a worldwide epidemic…

Charly Jordan

COIN, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Nashville indie-pop outfit COIN (QRO live review) back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos) behind this year’s Uncanny Valley for happy crowds (QRO photos at a festival the month prior).



Larry June, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Alexander 23, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Charm La’Donna, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Charm La'Donna

Grove Stage


Willow, 9:15 PM – 10:00 PM

While the name might make those of a certain age think of Warwick Davis or Alyson Hannigan, this Willow is Willow Smith (QRO photos at a festival), daughter of actors Will & Jada Pinkett, sister of fellow musician Jaden (QRO photos at ’18 Lollapalooza), who has found her own fame in music, like with last year’s Lately I Feel Everything.


Turnstile, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Baltimore hardcore punks Turnstile (QRO ’22 photos) head over to Chicago behind last year’s Glow On – just hopefully no one will shit in the pit this time…


Mariah the Scientist, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Atlanta’s alternative soul artist Mariah the Scientist (QRO photos at ’21 festival) comes to Chicago off of last year’s sophomore full-length Ry Ry World.

Mariah the Scientist

DUCKWRTH, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

South L.A. rapper DUCKWRTH (QRO photos at a festival) may think I’m Uugly, but he’s SuperGood as he returns to Lollapalooza.



Gracie Abrams, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Coco & Clair Clair, 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM

Pom Pom Squad, 1:50 PM – 2:30 PM

Calder Allen, 12:50 PM – 1:30 PM

Gracie Abrams


BMI Stage


Gayle, 6:50 PM – 7:30 PM

Gayle hit #1 across the pond with “ABCDEFU” before she turned 18, and now comes to Lollapalooza.



Babyjake, 5:40 PM – 6:20 PM

Prentiss, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

Dannylux, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Meet Me @ The Altar, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

Sam Austins, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Meet Me @ The Altar




Koo Koo Kanga Roo, 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM

special guest, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Q Brothers, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The Lucky Band, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Pierce Freelon, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

The Q Brothers

Solana x Perry’s Tent


Kaskade, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Ryan Raddon’s origins, which include a two-year mission in Japan for the Mormon Church, might sound more apropos for a country musician, but he’s become a top electronic performer worldwide (QRO photos at a festival), and plays his sixth Lollapalooza!


Tomorrow x Together, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

One of the K-pop scene’s fastest emerging bands as has been Tomorrow x Together.

Tomorrow x Together

Duke Dumont, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

English DJ & remixer Adam George Dyment, a.k.a. Duke Dumont, comes to Lollapalooza after finally releasing his debut full-length, Duality.

Duke Dumont


Sidepiece, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Lil Durk, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Surf Mesa, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Evan Giia, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Grabbitz, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Steller, 12:40 PM – 1:20 PM

Bucky Cheds, 12:00 PM – 12:35 PM

Surf Mesa

Coinbase Stage


Chelsea Cutler, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Chelsea Cutler’s career was just getting started with her debut studio album How to Be Human – at the start of 2020 (QRO photos in March ’20). She played Lollapalooza in 2019, and now returns, bigger than ever.

Chelsea Cutler

YG, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The young gangsta Keenon Dequan Ray Jackson, a.k.a. YG (QRO photos), comes straight out of Compton to Chicago behind a string of great rap records, most recently 2020’s My Life 4Hunnid.


Dashboard Confessional, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

One of the founders of today’s emo movement, Chris Carrabba’s Dashboard Confessional (QRO live review) evolved out of his solo acoustic work to a full band ensemble. He comes back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival) to after finishing last year’s anniversary tour, so expect the greatest hits (QRO photos at a festival).

Dashboard Confessional

HINDS, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

From all the way over in Madrid, female foursome HINDS (QRO photos at a festival) have been charming folks on both sides of the Atlantic with their cheery, if not very original, garage-rock, like on 2020’s The Prettiest Curse.


Ericdoa, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM


T-Mobile Stage


J. Cole, 9:00 PM

North Carolina’s J. Cole (QRO photos at a festival) got notice very quick with his first mixtape, The Come Up, signing to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. Two more mixtapes, The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights followed before 2011 debut Cole World: The Sideline Story, which came out at #1 (even if he did lose the Best New Artist Grammy to Bon Iver, prompting the “Who the fuck is ‘Bunny Bear’?” meme…). He’s only risen since then, with five platinum records, as well as 2020’s Grammy-nominated compilation Revenge of the Dreamers III, and plays his fourth Lollapalooza.

J. Cole

Big Sean, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The in-demand rapper Big Sean (QRO photos at a festival), from just over in Detroit, comes back down to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival) behind this 2020’s I Decided, his third number one album (QRO photos at a festival).

Big Sean

Wallows, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

After the L.A. bedroom pop of Wallows (QRO ’22 photos) finishes, you won’t want someone to Tell Me That It’s Over.


FLETCHER, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Get “Undrunk” with breakthrough pop singer/songwriter FLETCHER (QRO live review), who comes back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos) behind the raw break-up of 2020’s The S(ex) Tapes.


Cochise, 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM


Toyota Music Den


HINDS, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Sam Austins, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

redveil, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

GAYLE, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

ericdoa, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Bud Light Seltzer Sessions


Alexander 23, 6:30 PM

Evan Giia, 4:30 PM

De’Wayne, 2:30 PM



Bud Light Seltzer Stage


J-Hope, 8:50 PM – 10:00 PM

There’s really been no bigger band in the world than South Korea’s BTS, so it’s no wonder that they’re gonna do like boy bands have done since The Beatles, and explore their solo opportunities. Jung Ho-seok, a.k.a. J-Hope, explores that on the big Bud Light Seltzer Stage at Lollapalooza.


The Kid Laroi, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Also coming from across the Pacific to Lollapalooza is Australia’s The Kid Laroi, who just in 2020 became the youngest artist to ever reach the top of that country’s charts, with F*ck Love mixtape.

The Kid Laroi

Charli XCX, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Charlotte Aitchison, under the moniker Charli XCX (QRO photos at a festival), is one of Britain’s most elusive dark pop songstresses (QRO photos at a festival). Already after opening slots on big-name tours as well as festivals (QRO photos at a festival), not to mention co-writing the breakthrough song for Icona Pop, “I Love It”, she started to solidify her career as a pop songwriter to be reckoned with (QRO photos), with 2013 seeing her release her debut full-length, True Romance, and playing her own headlining gigs (QRO photos). In 2015 she achieved her own breakthrough single, “Break the Rules”, on sophomore full-length Sucker, along with 2019’s Charli, 2020’s made-in-six-COVID-weeks How I’m Feeling Now, and this year’s hit Crash, now coming back to Lollapalooza for a third time (QRO photos at ’17 LollapaloozaQRO photos at ’15 Lollapalooza).

Charli XCX

DJO, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

DJO is the musical moniker for Joe Keery, a.k.a. Steve Harrington of Stranger Things (and used to be in Post Animal), but we’d recognize that hair anywhere – even in The Upside-Down.


Erica Banks, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM


Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage


Lucille Croft, 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM

DJ Lucille Croft has gone from playing a techno party set at the NY Stock Exchange to closing out the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage at Lollapalooza.

Lucille Croft

Local Natives, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Silver Lake’s Local Natives (QRO photos at a festival) have been riding the alt-country/folk wave, but seem to be doing it better than most, charting in 2010 with debut Gorilla Manor and 2012’s Hummingbird (QRO review), moving up to headliner tours (QRO live review), and well-received on the festival circuit (QRO photos at a festival), including old England (QRO photos at an English festival). They come back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival) for a fourth time, after 2016’s Sunlit Youth (QRO review) and 2019’s Violet Street (QRO review).

Local Natives

The Marías, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Mixing English & Spanish, as well as jazz and pop, are Los Angeles’ The Marías (QRO photos at a festival), coming to Lollapalooza (QRO photos in Chicago) behind last year’s debut full-length, Cinema.

The Marías


Hot Milk, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Horsegirl, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM


Grove Stage


Polo & Pan, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Paris tropical house duo Polo & Pan spin under the trees to close out the Grove Stage.

Polo & Pan

Dominic Fike, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Dominic Fike initially came out of Florida thanks to some songs on SoundCloud, and since then has gone on to work with the likes of Halsey and Brockhampton, headlined a concert series in the video game Fortnite, and even contributed a cover of Paul McCartney’s “The Kiss of Venus” for this year’s McCartney III Imagined.

Dominic Fike

PinkPantheress, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Sampling the music of the nineties & aughts (which is ancient history to her) is London’s PinkPantheress.


Young Nudy, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Atlanta’s Young Nudy has worked with everyone from Saturday’s J. Cole (see above) to his cousin 21 Savage, but see him at Lollapalooza on his own.

Young Nudy

KennyHoopla, 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Cleveland rapper KennyHoopla (QRO photos at a festival) asks, How Will I Rest in Peace if I’m Buried by a Highway?



Claire Rosinkranz, 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM

Teezo Touchdown, 1:50 PM – 2:30 PM


Chicago Made Showcase, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM


BMI Stage


Dylan, 6:50 PM – 7:30 PM

India Shawn, 5:40 PM – 6:20 PM

Peter Cottontale, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

LØLØ, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Buffalo Nichols, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

Trella, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Buffalo Nichols



The Lucky Band, 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM

special guest, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Cielito Lindo, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Q Brothers, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Koo Koo Kanga Roo, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

The Q Brothers

Solana x Perry’s Tent


Denzel Curry, 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM

Florida’s Denzel Curry (QRO photos) first got attention from SpaceGhostPurrp, and since released some hit hip-hop records such as 2019’s Zuu and this year’s Melt My Eyez See Your Future. Now he comes back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival).

Denzel Curry


John Summit, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Gordo, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Atliens, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

James Hype, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Habstrakt, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Hannah Wants, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Zookëper, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Hannah Wants

Coinbase Stage


BANKS, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Los Angeles’ Jillian Rose Banks (QRO photos outdoors) brings her ethereal sonics to back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos from days before) for a third time (QRO photos at ’17 Lollapalooza), on the back of this year’s widely successful fourth record, Serpentina.


Beach Bunny, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Beach Bunny popped up on radars with their debut Honeymoon (QRO review) in 2020 – just before everything shut down. But we’re back, and they’re back at Lollapalooza (QRO photos), with great new record, Emotional Creature (QRO review).

Beach Bunny


Goth Babe, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Audrey Nuna, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Low Cut Connie, 1215 PM – 1:00 PM

Low Cut Connie


T-Mobile Stage


Green Day, 8:15 PM

Chicago welcomes one of the most successful punk bands ever, Green Day (QRO photos at a casino). Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool, and Mike Dirnt emerged out of the late eighties/early nineties Bay Area punk scene and burst onto the world with 1994’s Dookie and such earworm singles as “Longview”, “Welcome To Paradise”, and “When I Come Around”, bringing punk rock to the masses. Unlike many of their fellow early nineties alt-hits, Green Day (QRO live review) have stayed highly popular into the twenty-first century. They had their 2004 Bush era rock-opera American Idiot (that was later turned into an actual Tony-winning musical), 2009’s follow-up 21st Century Breakdown (QRO review), and even an honest-to-god triptych, ¡Uno! (QRO review), ¡Dos! (QRO review), and ¡Tré! (QRO review). They come to headline Lollapalooza for a third time (and there first was back in the fest’s touring nineties) behind 2016’s political Revolution Radio (QRO review) and 2020’s Father of All Motherfuckers (QRO review), not to mention last year’s massive ‘Hella Mega Tour’ (QRO live review) of actual baseball stadiums.

Green Day

Porno For Pyros, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

It’s a debated question whether, at this point, Perry Farrell (QRO solo album review) is best known for fronting Jane’s Addiction or founding Lollapalooza, but don’t forget about his great nineties post-Jane’s band, Porno For Pyros, who knew we’d make great “Pets”. The broke up back in the nineties (after playing two of that decades touring Lollapaloozas), but have reunited this year at – where else? – Lollapalooza.

Porno For Pyros

Måneskin, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

You may now know of Eurovision, but everyone else in the world does, and breaking through last year was the wild glam rock of Italy’s Måneskin, who now bring it across the Atlantic to Lollapalooza.



Zoe Wees, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

De’Wayne, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM


Toyota Music Den


LØLØ, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Claire Rosinkrantz, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Low Cut Connie, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Teezo Touchdown, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Dylan, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Low Cut Connie

Bud Light Seltzer Sessions


Emmy Meli, 6:30 PM

Charm La’Donna, 4:30 PM

Babyjake, 2:30 PM

Charm La'Donna

Tuesday, July 26th
Caroline Polachek, Niko Rubio, DJ Moonlanding @ Metro
The Wombats @ House of Blues

Wednesday, July 27th
Billy Strings @ Metro
Ashnikko @ House of Blues
Gecpalooza @ Radius
Role Model, Mills @ Bottom Lounge
Tove Lo, Buzz @ The Vic
Remi Wolf @ Park West
The Marías @ Thalia Hall
Pi’erre Bourne, Redveil @ Lincoln Hall
Sampa the Great @ Schubas Tavern
Petey, 81355 @ Reggies
Inhaler, Brigitte Calls Me Baby @ Subterranean
Bob Moses, Apollo XO, Nick Rockwell, Deep State Disco @ Tao

Meet Me @ the AltarThursday, July 28th
IDLES, Taipei Houston @ Metro
King Princess, Binki @ House of Blues
girl in red, Del Water Gap @ Bottom Lounge
Royal Blood @ The Vic
MUNA, Meet Me @ The Altar @ Thalia Hall
The Regrettes, Jackie Hayes @ Lincoln Hall
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever @ Schubas Tavern
Maxo Kream @ Reggies
Beach Bunny, Gal Gun @ Subterranean
Buffalo Nichols @ Buddy Guy’s Legends
HINDS, Jesse Jo Stark @ The Empty Bottle
Lorna Shore, Ocean, VCTMS @ Cobra Lounge
Jubilee, COM3T @ Sound Bar
Black Coffee, Apollo XO, Dioz @ Tao
Chris Lorenzo, Infinity @ Spybar

Pom Pom SquadFriday, July 29th
Green Day @ The Metro
Manchester Orchestra, Sincere Engineer @ House of Blues
Liquid Stranger @ Concord Music Hall
DUCKWRTH, Sam Austins @ Bottom Lounge
Wallows, Pom Pom Squad @ The Vic
Blxst, Genesis Owusu @ Park West
FLETCHER, Emmy Meli @ Thalia Hall
Gracie Abrams, Mia Joy @ Lincoln Hall
Coco & Clair Clair, Folie @ Schubas Tavern
Mariah the Scientist @ Reggies
Flipturn @ Subterranean
Wet Leg @ The Empty Bottle
Coi Leray @ Avondale
Whipped Cream @ Sound Bar
Machine Gun Kelly, ERock, Metro, Diox @ Tao
LP Giobbi, Meesh @ Spybar

Goth BabeSaturday, July 30th
Porno for Pyros, Crawlers @ Metro
BANKS, Trella @ House of Blues
ZHU, Bijou @ Aragon Ballroom
Sidepiece @ Concord Music Hall
DJO @ Bottom Lounge
Local Natives, Calder Allen @ Thalia Hall
Goth Babe, Worry Club @ Lincoln Hall
Alexander 23, Blake Rose @ Schubas Tavern
Young Nudy @ Reggies
KennyHoopla, Meet Me @ The Altar @ Subterranean
Dannylux @ Avondale
Surf Mesa @ Sound Bar
Kaskade, Nathan Scott, Nick Rockwell, Diox @ Tao
Duke Dumon, Charly Jordan @ Prysm (No.9)

Sunday, July 31st
John Summit @ Cermak
Atliens, Habstrakt @ Concord Music Hall
Turnstile, Teezo Touchdown @ Subterranean
Lucille Croft @ Sound Bar
Hannah Wants, Area @ Spybar
James Hype, Wendzday @ Prysm (No.9)


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