Music Festivals 2017: Lollapalooza In Chicago
Summertime is a magical time in the vibrant Windy City. At the center of the frenzy each year is Lollapalooza: four full days of music on eight stages and tons of after-parties — all right downtown in Grant Park. Check out our exclusive Lollapalooza coverage from on the ground in Chicago.
Sunday Aug. 6
Arcade Fire closed out Lollapalooza with a set mixing favorites such as "Reflektor" and "The Suburbs" (which the group dedicated to David Bowie) with a cover mash-up of John Lennon's "Mind Games" and Radiohead's "Karma Police." It was a celebratory performance, no doubt, as earlier in the day Billboard reported that the group's new album, Everything Now, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. "We played [Lollapalooza] on The Suburbs. We played here on Funeral," said Win Butler, before referencing Everything Now.
(Photo: Arcade Fire's Régine Chassagne performs at 2017 Lollapalooza; Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage.com)
We caught up with Kaskade backstage at Lollapalooza and the GRAMMY nominee updated us on everything from his take on the current state of pop music, collaborating with Imagine Dragons, his new studio in Santa Monica, Calif., and more.
Saturday, Aug. 5
In between the amazing performances on the various Lollapalooza stages, fans are treated to a diverse menu of after-party shows. Get a taste of the types of artists and experiences you'll find at an epic Lolla after-show.
(Photo: Tegan And Sara perform at Park West on Aug. 3; Photo: Jacklyn Krol/The Recording Academy)
Friday, Aug. 4
New York-based singer/songwriter Jesse Malin not only gave us the scoop on life on tour and his primary influences, but he provided an exclusive track-by-track commentary on his new EP, Meet Me At The End Of The World.
Inspiration, psychics, songs, and the Alabama Shakes? Find out what each of these topics has to do with Bishop Briggs during our interview with the London-born singer/songwriter backstage at Lollapalooza.
Foster The People have returned to Lollapalooza, this time in support of their just-released album, Sacred Hearts Club. Mark Foster sat down to walk us through how the trio approached the LP.
Thursday, Aug. 3
Mondo Cozmo — aka Josh Ostrander — took us through the "outside-of-the-box" approach he took on his debut solo album, Plastic Soul.
We caught up with Atlas Genius on the first day of Lollapalooza. Check out our interview with Keith and Michael Jeffery on touring and their new single, "63 Days."
(Photo: Chance The Rapper performs at 2017 Lollapalooza; Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage.com)