Lollapalooza has announced its full line-up – the four-day festival will feature more than 170 bands on eight stages.
Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, the Strokes, Flume, the Chainsmokers and J Balvin will be joining previously announced headliners Ariana Grande and Tame Impala.
Other performers to watch out for are Lil Wayne, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Meek Mill, Hozier, 21 Savage and Death Cab for Cutie, as well as artists from a wide-array of genres – including pop (Maggie Rogers, Hayley Kiyoko, Rüfüs Du Sol), hip-hop (6lack, Gunna, Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack), indie (Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Sharon Van Etten), rock (the Revivalists, Gary Clark, Jr., Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) and R&B (H.E.R., Normani).
Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell will also be playing new music, together with his Kind Heaven Orchestra. The lineup also features local Chicago acts like DJ/production duo Louis the Child and rapper Saba. There will even be a set from cult favorite Nineties MC, Diesel – a.k.a. NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.
The festival announces the line-up for the whole four days of the music fest, so there’s no word yet on who’ll be playing on what day – the daily line-up to be announced at a later date.
This year’s Lolla line-up is also making history – with J Balvin as the first Latin music artist to headline the festival. According to Billboard, “there has never been a Latin music artist placed nearly as high on the Lolla lineup as Balvin appears on the 2019 edition.”
J Balvin has been making waves in the music scene with his album Vibras, with tracks like “Ay Vamos,” “Ginza,” “6 AM” and “X.” He’s worked with Liam Payne, Future, Pitbull and Camila Cabello and has released smash collabs like “Mi Gente” with Willy William, “I Like It” with Cardi B and Bad Bunny, and is featured in Benny Blanco’s new single, alongside Selena Gomez and Tainy, “I Can’t Get Enough.”
Forbes hailed that Lolla 2019 “might well be the year where the diversity in the lineup is reflected in the diversity of the crowd.”
Lollapalooza 2019 is happening from August 1-4 at Grant Park in Chicago. For ticket info and the full line-up of performers, check out the Lollapalooza website: www.lollapalooza.com