There are people who love Lollapalooza so much, the
three-day tickets sold out on Tuesday, long before the fest's lineup
announcement this morning. Now that we know who'll be playing, the rest of
us have a shot at single-day tickets to catch a typically eclectic mix of
artists. Paul McCartney, Florence and the Machine, Metallica, Sam Smith, and
the Alabama Shakes are among the headliners playing in Chicago from July
31 through August 2.
The Weeknd, Tyler, the Creator, Charli XCX, TV on the Radio,
Gary Clark Jr., alt-J, ASAP Rocky, Kid Cudi, and FKA twigs are also among the
acts announced. We know which days each act is scheduled to play, but not their set times. The real dilemma begins when you eventually discover that you'll be torn
between a huge nostalgia act and the next big thing (already, it looks like
McCartney and The Weeknd are going up opposite each other) — or two next big
things at the same time.
What we recommend is actually attending two festivals this summer. Many of the same acts are playing Bonnaroo, Coachella, Governor's Ball, or Firefly this year (Florence, you are tireless!) — though there's much less overlap than we've seen in years past. If
you are a regular human being with limited time and money, however, well, Chicago is a great town for partying.