Lollapalooza 2019 Preview

The best city music festival in the country, Chicago’s Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park for the first four days of August, Thursday-Sunday....

Lollapalooza 2019 Preview

The best city music festival in the country, Chicago’s Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park for the first four days of August, Thursday-Sunday:



Bud Light Stage

The Chainsmokers, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

New York electro-house duo The Chainsmokers (QRO photos at a festival) road high with 2014 hit, “#Selfie”. They’ve since become a huge crossover hit with 2017’s debut full-length, Memories…Do Not Open, loved by the EDM bangers & the mainstream, and play Lollapalooza for a second time, now headlining (QRO photos headlining a festival).
The Chainsmokers
RÜFÜS DU SOL, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Sydney’s RÜFÜS DU SOL – a group, not a person – come back over to Lollapalooza behind last year’s Solace, which ‘only’ hit #2 in their native Australia, unlike prior Aussie chart-toppers 2016’s Bloom and 2013’s Atlas.
Fitz & The Tantrums, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

While acts from Brooklyn revived the soul sound, Los Angeles’ Fitz & The Tantrums (QRO photos) are reinventing it with an indie-pop twist (QRO photos at a festival) – and their own amazing live show (QRO live review), including outdoors (QRO photos outdoors) and at festivals like Lollapalooza (QRO photos at Lollapalooza ‘14).
Fitz & The Tantrums

Lennon Stella, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

YBN Cordae, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

YBN Cordae

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage

Win and Woo, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Chicago’s own Nick Winholt and Austin Woo form electronic pop production duo Winn and Woo.
Win and Woo
Lauren Daigle, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Successfully crossing over from contemporary Christian music to pop has be Lafayette’s Grammy-winning Lauren Daigle, who’s risen from American Idol also-ran to hit artist.
Lauren Daigle
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

After getting kicked out of his house at age nineteen, Frank Lopez lived in his car – and became Hobo Johnson.
Hobo Johnson
Emily King, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

R&B singer Emily King (QRO photos at a festival) comes to Lollapalooza behind her third record, this year’s Scenery.
Emily King
Cousin Stizz, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

From Dorchester, Massachusetts comes Cousin Stizz, who last year won ‘Artist of the Year’ at the Boston Music Awards, the first hip-hop artist to receive that award.

Cousin Stizz

American Eagle Stage

Lil Baby, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

“My Dawg” Lil Baby brings it “Freestyle” to Lollapalooza, now Harder Than Ever.
Lil Baby
FKJ, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Vincent Fenton, a.k.a. French Kiwi Juice, a.k.a. FKJ, is one of the pioneers of the New French House genre.
Saba, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Chicago’s Saba (QRO photos at a festival) first got notice with his verse in Chance the Rapper’s Acid Rap mixtape, as well as collaborating together on “Angels”, he’s (QRO photos) since put out two studio full-lengths, most recently last year’s Care for Me.
Cautious Clay, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

The newest breakout hip-hop/R&B star – with the greatest name since Nipsey Hussle – is Cautious Clay (QRO photos at a festival).
Cautious Clay

Jeremy Zucker, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

half•alive, 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM

shallou, 1:50 PM – 2:30 PM

Beach Bunny, 12:50 PM – 1:30 PM

Jackie Foster, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Beach Bunny

BMI Stage

Des Rocs, 6:50 PM – 7:30 PM

GothBoiClique, 5:40 PM – 6:20 PM

BAD CHILD, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

Harry Hudson, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Ama Lou, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

Alexander 23, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Harry Hudson

Perry’s Stage

Gud Vibrations vs. Slugz Music, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Perry’s Stage is topped by an old school label battler, Gud Vibes (NGHTMRE, SLANDER) vs. Slugz (Snails).
Gud Vibrations vs. Slugz Music
Deorro, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Formerly TON!C, Mexican-American DJ Erick Orrosqueta comes to Lollapalooza under his new name, Deorro.

FISHER, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Elephante, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PMQRO photos at a festival

CloZee, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

SVDDEN DEATH, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Ducky, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Willaris. K, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM


Kidzapalooza presented by Lifeway

Sonia De Los Santos, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, 3:30 PM – 3:30 PM

School of Rock Allstars, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Falu’s Bazaar, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

School of Rock

Lake Shore Stage

King Princess, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

The latest find by big-name producer Mark Ronson is twenty-year-old Mikaela Straus, a.k.a. King Princess (QRO photos at a festival).
King Princess
Hayley Kiyoko, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

While she started off as a dancer in the likes for the likes of Justin Bieber, Hayley Kiyoko (QRO photos) has become a dream pop singer, including performing with none other than Taylor Swift (QRO photos together), not to mention acting on likes of CSI: Cyber and Five Points. She even did a comic book!
Hayley Kiyoko

Normani, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

KILLY, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Evan Konrad, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM


T-Mobile Stage

The Strokes, 8:45 PM – 10:00 PM

Back in 2001, The Strokes’ Is This It and “Hard To Explain” basically launched the alternative music revival, starting in Lower East Side before going to Brooklyn, Canada, Sweden, and everywhere else (not to mention drummer Fabrizio Moretti dating Drew Barrymore). However, follow-ups Room On Fire and First Impressions of Earth were way too similar to what the band had broken through with, while countless indie acts had taken advantage of the opening & the internet to make The Strokes feel like old hat, and fans say, “Is This It?”. Various members did their own thing, such as solo records from guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. (QRO solo photos at a festival) and singer Julian Casablancas (QRO solo live review), but didn’t light the world on fire (QRO review of Casablancas solo record), and Barrymore & Moretti broke up, leaving the band something of a forgotten caricature (or, as The Onion so excellently put it in a side headline, ‘Guy from The Strokes accused of looking like guy from The Strokes’).

But maybe that’s what the band needed – no follow-up or solo record could live up to Is This It, and there was enough time that them getting back together for 2011’s Angles (QRO review) practically counted as the first ‘twenty-first century reunion’ (on the lines of the popular eighties & nineties alt-reunions – we need a name for the last decade…). However, 2014 saw them release Comedown Machine (QRO review), which seemed like a ‘last record’, from the chosen name to the band not doing any promotion to it being the final one on their RCA contract. Yet after another round of solo side releases, The Strokes (QRO photos at a festival) have been coming back yet again, with work on a new record, so look for new music as they headline Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival).
The Strokes
Hozier, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Ireland’s Andrew Hozier-Byrne (QRO live review in England) comes back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival) off of Wasteland, Baby!, this year’s follow-up to 2014’s massive breakthrough single “Take Me To the Church” – which had seen him being impersonated by Kate McKinnon on Saturday Night Live!
H.E.R., 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

H.E.R. may stand for “Having Everything Revealed,” but Gabi Wilson has kept pretty anonymous under her musical alter ego, before compiling her EPs under 2017’s Grammy-nominated H.E.R.

Ghostemane, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Max Frost, 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Max Frost

VIP Lolla Lounge

Max Frost, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Mixing classic and modern, blues and hip-hop, is Austin’s Max Frost, who plays an intimate second set at the VIP Lolla Lounge.
Max Frost

Emily King, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Music from the cast of Hamilton, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Emily King
Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions

Kid Quill, 5:30 PM

Win and Woo, 3:30 PM

Des Rocs, 1:45 PM
Win and Woo




Bud Light Stage

Tame Impala, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

From Perth (QRO photos at a home) in Western Australia (QRO photos at a hometown festival), comes the psychedelic rock of Tame Impala (QRO live review), touring off of 2011’s Innerspeaker (QRO review), 2012’s Lonerism, and 2015’s Currents, whose critical acclaim has won them fans across the world (QRO photos at a festival), and spots headlining a ton of 2019 festivals (QRO photos headlining a recent festival), including returning to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at Lollapalooza ’15).
Tame Impala
Death Cab for Cutie, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

When Pacific Northwest alternative favorite Death Cab for Cutie (QRO photos at a festival) left long-time indie imprint Barsuk for major Label Atlantic in 2005 with Plans, fans thought the sky might be falling. But instead, Death Cab (QRO photos) has released some of their best records to-date, following up Plans in 2010 with the excellent Narrow Stairs (QRO review), 2011’s Codes and Keys (QRO review), 2015’s Kintsugi (QRO review), and last year’s Thank You for Today (QRO review).

Singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard may have gone from dork to looking like a Cascadian beefcake (QRO photos at a festival) – he was married to Zooey Deschanel of She & Him/The New Girl (meanwhile, his side project, The Postal Service, went on a reunion tour– QRO photos – behind the tenth anniversary deluxe edition of the one-and-only album, Give UpQRO deluxe edition review), and guitarist Chris Walla may have left for solo projects (QRO solo album review), with over a decade’s worth of strong material (QRO photos), their well is deep for a wide performance (QRO photos at a festival).
Death Cab for Cutie
Maggie Rogers, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Maryland’s Maggie Rogers (QRO photos at a festival) broke out when her single “Alaska” was played to Pharrell Williams at an NYU master class. She’s since become a big name in her own right (QRO photos) with this year’s full-length debut Heard It In a Past Life, and has been playing bigger & bigger stages (QRO photos at a festival). Rogers returns to Lollapalooza for her second time in three years (QRO photos at Lollapalooza ’17).
Maggie Rogers

Conan Grey, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Omar Apollo, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Omar Apollo

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage

BAYNK, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

New Zealand’s BAYNK found surprise success when his “Sundae” went viral right after all of his musical equipment was stolen.
Chevelle, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

From just north in Grayslake, Illinois comes the hard rock nu metal of Chevelle.
Japanese Breakfast, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

The solo project of Michelle Zauner (QRO photos at a festival), Japanese Breakfast (QRO photos outdoors) brings Soft Sounds from Another Planet (QRO review).
Japanese Breakfast

Boy Pablo, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Dreamers, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM


American Eagle Stage

Bring Me the Horizon, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sheffield lies at the heart of northern England’s manufacturing belt (or what’s left of it) – and brings the world the metal core of Bring Me the Horizon (QRO photos at an English festival), who come to Lollapalooza behind this year’s Amo.
Bring Me the Horizon
Bishop Briggs, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Born in London to Scottish parents from Bishopbriggs, Sarah Grace McLaughlin (QRO photos) comes back to Lollapalooza for her second time in three years (QRO photos at Lollapalooza ‘17), now after the release last year of her highly anticipated debut full-length, Church of Scars.
Bishop Briggs
Whethan, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Chicago DJ/producer Whethan (QRO spotlight on) got recognition when his remix of “XE3” garnered over eight million plays on SoundCloud. He plays his second Lollapalooza in three years (QRO photos at a festival).
HONNE, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Bow, London electronic duo HONNE (QRO photos) come back to Lollapalooza for their second time in three years, behind last year’s sophomore release, Love Me / Love Me Not.

Tierra Whack, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Alec Benjamin, 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM

Tyla Yaweh, 1:50 PM – 2:30 PM

Calboy, 12:50 PM – 1:30 PM

Yoshi Flower, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Alec Benjamin

BMI Stage

nothing, nowhere, 6:50 PM – 7:30 PM

Upsahl, 5:40 PM – 6:20 PM

Roy Blair, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

Tessa Violet, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Against the Current, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

The New Rejects, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Against the Current

Perry’s Stage

Alesso, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Swedish DJ Alesso (QRO photos at a festival) is one of the biggest in the progressive house scene, and headlines Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza for a second time.
Snails, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Check out the “vomitstep” of Quebec’s Snails. Or don’t.
Matoma, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Norwegian DJ & producer Tom Stræte Lagergren comes to Chicago as Matoma (QRO photos at a festival).
Party Favor, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Park City, Utah bred DJ Dylan Ragland, a.k.a. Party Favor (QRO photos at a festival), comes to Lollapalooza behind his debut full-length, this year’s Layers.
Party Favor

Said the Sky, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Yultron, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

CRAY, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

CharlestheFirst, 12:35 PM – 1:15 PM

Shlump, 12:00 PM – 12:35 PM

Said the Sky

Kidzapalooza presented by Lifeway

Falu’s Bazaar, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

School of Rock Allstars, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Sonia De Lo Santos, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

School of Rock

Lake Shore Stage

NF, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Nathan Feuerstein is the rare Christian hip-hop artist, but also the most successful, thanks to chart-toppers like 2017’s Perception. He plays his second Lollapalooza in three years just after the release of follow-up The Search.
Rich the Kid, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

The World Is Yours for rapper Rich the Kid (despite, or perhaps because of, his feud with Lil Uzi Vert).
Rich the Kid
Sigrid, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Barely old enough to drink in the States, Norway’s Sigrid (QRO photos at a festival) found international success in 2017 with single “Don’t Kill My Vibe”.

The Nude Party, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM QRO photos at a festival

SHAED, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PMQRO photos

The Nude Party

T-Mobile Stage

Childish Gambino, 8:45 PM – 10:00 PM

The world is littered with rappers trying their hand at acting, and actors trying their hand at rapping (to say nothing of sports stars trying both) – with usually poor results. Standing out from that crowd is Childish Gambino (QRO photos), a.k.a. Donald Glover (QRO photos at a festival) of NBC’s great (but sadly cancelled) Community and now his own much acclaimed creation, FX’s Atlanta (plus young Lando Calrissian in Solo).

While initial responses were lukewarm, 2016’s “Awaked, My Love!” became a commercial & critical hit, including winning a Grammy. Most recently, Glover Gambino’s (QRO photos at a festival) “This Is America” put him on the top ranks of political rappers. He returns to Lollapalooza, where it “Feels Like Summer”.
Childish Gambino
Janelle Monáe, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter (QRO photos at a festival) nicely crosses between the urban and alternative genres, from signing to Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Bad Boy Record to opening on tour with of Montreal (QRO live review with of Montreal) to much, much more. She has since risen to amazing heights (QRO photos) with 2013’s The Electric Lady and last year’s Dirty Computer, from festivals (QRO photos at a festival) to guest singing on mega-hit single “We Are Young” by fun. to starring as an electric lady in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and even becoming a face for CoverGirl (QRO photos at a festival).
Janelle Monae
21 Savage, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Atlanta’s 21 Savage became known off the back of two mixtapes, The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King, and his EPs with Metro Boomin, Free Guwop and Savage Mode. He plays his second Lollapalooza in three years (QRO photo at Lollapalooza ’17).
21 Savage
IDLES, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bristol’s young punks IDLES (QRO live review) – even if they don’t like that title – have had two widely acclaimed records, 2017’s Brutalism and last year’s Joy as an Act of Resistance.


Picture This, 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM


VIP Lolla Lounge

Japanese Breakfast, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Bishop Briggs, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Japanese Breakfast
Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions

Tyla Yaweh, 5:45 PM

SHAED, 3:45 PM

Dreamers, 2:14 PM




Bud Light Stage

J Balvin, 8:45 PM – 10:00 PM

The first Latin artist to headline Lollapalooza in the States (and Coachella before that), Colombia reggaeton sensation J Balvin is a true crossover hit. Like his number one single says, “I Like It”.
J Balvin
Tenacious D, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

It’s Tenacious D time (QRO photos) – muthafuckin’ D! Jack Black and Kyle Gass – JB & KG – began their epic journey when they got a handful of shorts got on HBO (making up only three half-hour episodes), and then Black’s movie career took off and ‘The D’ took off. Making & playing heavy metal music with only their voices (including “Inward Singing”) and acoustic guitars (including “One Note Song”), they became the greatest – and funniest – band in rock ‘n’ roll thanks to songs like “Tribute” and “Wonderboy”.

It all culminated in their life story coming to the silver screen in Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny in 2006 – and the passion project bombed in the theaters. The D were not ashamed, even their second tour DVD, The Complete Masterworks Part 2, where they talked about the film’s lack of success (“This is film Tenacious D doesn’t want you to see” – Black), but it seemed like the group had had their run (and their drummer Dave Grohl something returned to his side-project, The Foo Fighters).

But no one can keep The D down, and Kage & Jabels returned in 2012 with Rise of the Fenix (QRO review)! So they hit “The Road” (QRO live review outdoors), did their “Cock Push-Ups”, got their “Low Hanging Fruit” and “Roadie” – get ready for them to “Rock Your Socks” off with “Exploding Brains” (QRO live review)! Most recently, last year they put out their awesome series of shorts & album Post-Apocalypto (QRO review), with a live show that sees them rock the wasteland (QRO live review).

Hollywood Jack and Rage Cage (QRO photos) may have declared that “Rock Is Dead” – and even embraced “The Jazz” (QRO photos of The D playing a jazz club) before winning the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for their tribute to Ronny James Dio – but there isn’t a better act (QRO live review) to combines rock & comedy as Tenacious D (QRO photos at a festival), who come to play Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival).
Tenacious D
6LACK, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

In 2016, Ricardo Valdez Valentine, a.k.a. Atlanta’s 6LACK, broke out in a big way with single “PRBLMS”, and was named one of Rolling Stone’s ten new artists to watch. Last year he followed that up with his second album, East Atlanta Love Letter, and now plays his second Lollapalooza in three years.

Bad Suns, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sam Fender, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMQRO photos at a festival

Sam Fender

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage

Crizzly, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Spinning everything from crunk to hyphy to trap is Texas’ Crizzly (QRO photos at a festival), who returns to Lollapalooza.
AJR, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Adam, Jack, and Ryan form the Manhattan DIY indie-pop trio AJR.
Smino, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

St. Louis rapper Smino crosses the state border to Lollapalooza behind 2017’s blkswn and last year’s NØIR.

Fantastic Negrito, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMQRO photos at a festival

Magic City Hippies, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Fantastic Negrito

American Eagle Stage

Madeon, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Big house synths, and disco dance grooves with a pop friendly structure is what Madeon uses to describe his music. Barely by hitting drinking age (QRO photos at a festival), this precocious youngster had already played at Coachella, SXSW and many other festivals. Check out his dubstep song, “Finale,” as well as his pop mash-up, “Pop Culture”. Not too shabby for starting off in his garage, right?
Gunna, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Best known for his collaborations with Young Thug and fellow Lollapalooza ’19 performer Lil Baby (see above), Gunna comes on his own to Chicago.
Yaeji, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Blending hip-hop & house, English & Korean, is Queens’ Yaeji.

Chelsea Cutler, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Pink Sweat$, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Jade Bird, 2:50 PM – 3:30 PMQRO photos at a festival

Bea Miller, 1:50 PM – 2:30 PMQRO photos

Slow Hollows, 12:50 PM – 1:30 PM

Age.Sex.Location, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Jade Bird

Bea Miller

BMI Stage

Ruston Kelly, 6:50 PM – 7:30 PM

ROLE MODEL, 5:40 PM – 6:20 PM

Will Lowry, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

RUSSO, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Coi Leray, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

Liily, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM


Perry’s Stage

RL Grime, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Henry Steinway, a.k.a. RL Grime (QRO photos at a festival), is a Los Angeles producer of hip-hop, trap, bass, and yes, grime. He returns to Lollapalooza.
RL Grime
Gryffin, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Remix master Dan Griffith comes back to Lollapalooza for his second time in three years as Gryffin.
Boombox Cartel, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

From Mexico to Minnesota, Americo Garcia and Jorge Medina have become a big name in big dance as Boombox Cartel (QRO photos at a festival). They play their second Lollapalooza.
Boombox Cartel

Loud Luxury, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Jonas Blue, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

WHIPPED CREAM, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Diablo, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

WAVEDASH, 12:40 PM – 1:20 PM

Luca Dell’Abate, 12:00 PM – 12:35 PM

Loud Luxury

Kidzapalooza presented by Lifeway

123 Andrés, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Q Brothers, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

DJs Amira & Kayla, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

The Pop Ups, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

The Q Brothers

Lake Shore Stage

Judah & The Lion, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

The “Banjo-booty-poppin music” of Judah & The Lion (QRO photos) come to Lollapalooza.
Judah & The Lion
Lil Skies, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Do we really need another mumble-trap rapper with face tattoos named ‘Lil something’? Well, here’s Lil Skies.
Lil Skies

Scarypoolparty, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Men I Trust, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Houses, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Men I Trust

T-Mobile Stage

Twenty One Pilots, 8:45 PM – 10:00 PM

The somewhat uninspired pop of Twenty One Pilots (QRO photos at a festival) comes back to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival), now behind last year’s Trench, and 2015’s Blurryface. That record was somehow a hit, including single “Heathens”, which was in the soundtrack to the similarly inexplicably successful Suicide Squad. But people seem to love ‘em, and they return to headline Lollapalooza (QRO photos at Lollapalooza ’15).
Twenty One Pilots
Lil Wayne, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

New Orleans’ Lil Wayne (QRO photos at his own festival) joined Cash Money Records at the age of nine, and has never looked back. First as part of the southern hip-hop group Hot Boys, and later solo, Wayne has made a massive impact on music & the charts. In 2010 he released I Am Not a Human Being while serving time in jail, and in 2012 he passed Elvis Presley as the male with most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (QRO photos at a Billboard festival). After finally delivering the long-delayed Tha Carter V last year, he comes to Lollapalooza.
Lil Wayne
Gary Clark Jr., 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. (QRO photos at a festival in Austin) is the latest artist to be said to be ‘bringing blues back’ – when did it ever leave? And if it did, it’s surely come back many times since then (just look at Jack White…) – but Clark (QRO live review) is certainly keeping it going, like on Austin City Limits (QRO live review on ACL) and previously at Lollapalooza (QRO photos at Lollapalooza ’15).
Gary Clark Jr.
Mondo Cozmo, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

In the 2017 festival season, one of the most ubiquitous performers was Josh Ostrander, a.k.a. Mondo Cozmo (QRO photos at a 2017 festival). He’d previously run in acts Laguardia and Eastern Conference Champions, but now is operating solo (QRO photos), and returns to Lollapalooza for the first time since 2017.
Mondo Cozmo

The Band Camino, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PMQRO photos

The Band Camino

VIP Lolla Lounge

Bad Suns, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Ruston Kelly, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Bad Suns
Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions

BJ the Chicago Kid, 6:30 PM

Magic City Hippies, 4:30 PM

Aaron Aye, 2:30 PM
BJ the Chicago Kid





Bud Light Stage

Flume, 8:45 PM – 10:00 PM

Bringing electronics from the other side of the world is Sydney’s Harley Streten – a.k.a. Flume (QRO photos at a festival). He’s coming off winning the 2017 Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skin, and more recently this year’s mixtape Hi This Is Flume. He plays his third Lollapalooza.
Meek Mill, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Philly rapper Meek Mill recently has been more famous for his legal troubles than songs like “Going Bad” (featuring Drake), but not in the usual rapper way. Investigations into the arresting officer of his original 2007 case, as well as the judge who has overseen his legal issues, led to the Philadelphia District Attorney securing his release last year (and getting flown out to see the 76ers hours after getting out of prison), shining a light on criminal justice issues.
Meek Mill
Louis the Child, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

While their name & electronica might make you think of France, duo Louis the Child (QRO photos at a festival) actually hails from a high school in suburban Chicago – so expect their teen buds to come out for their hometown show.
Louis the Child

Dean Lewis, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ryan Beatty, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Dean Lewis

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage

ilo ilo, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Translated in Chinese, “The Parents Are Not Home” – they’re certainly not at Lollapalooza for ilo ilo.
ilo ilo
Rosalía, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Bringing a modern interpretation of flamenco music to Lollapalooza in Barcelona’s Rosalía.
Francis & The Lights, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Francis Farewell Starlite brings ‘The Lights’ (both on computer & on stage – QRO photos at a festival) to Illinois. His debut, Farewell, Starlite!, finally came out in 2016 – oh, and he’s previously worked with Chicago local & Lollapalooza ’17 headliner Chance The Rapper (QRO photos together at a festival).
Francis & The Lights

Still Woozy, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Malu Trevejo, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Still Woozy

American Eagle Stage

Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The iconic frontman of alt-eighties icons Jane’s Addiction (QRO live review), Perry Farrell (QRO photos) conceived the first Lollapalooza as the group’s farewell tour – back in 1991! Farrell has since performed under many guises, including Porno For Pyros and Satellite Party, split with Lollapalooza, got back together with Lollapalooza, and most recently put out his solo record Kind Heaven (QRO review). After planning to last year then cancelling, Farrell headlines the American Eagle Stage with his Kind Heaven Orchestra (though not ‘Perry’s Stage’ – sort of shows what he thinks of that EDM arena…).
Perry Farrell
Mitski, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Gotta love anyone who names an album after a Milhouse Simpsons quote, like Mitski’s 2014 Bury Me at Makeout Creek. She comes (QRO photos) to Lollapalooza behind last year’s Be the Cowboy.
Lane 8, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Deep House Denver DJ Daniel Goldstein is Lane 8.
Lane 8
Denzel Curry, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Florida’s Denzel Curry (QRO photos) first got attention from SpaceGhostPurrp, and comes to Lollapalooza behind last year’s Ta13oo.
Denzel Curry

Masego, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

G Flip, 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM

Slenderbodies, 1:50 PM – 2:30 PM

Bayonne, 12:50 PM – 1:30 PMQRO photos at an festival

99 Neighbors, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM


BMI Stage

bülow, 6:50 PM – 7:30 PM

Yung Gravy, 5:40 PM – 6:20 PM

Tayla Parx, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

Illiterate Light, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Yeek, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

Just Loud, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM


Perry’s Stage

Sheck Wes, 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM

Closing out Perry’s Stage for Lollapalooza ’19 is Senegalese-American rapper Sheck Wes.
Sheck Wes
San Holo, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

2017’s Electronic Music Awards winner for New Artist of the Year, Dutch DJ San Holo first got notice for his remix of Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode”.
San Holo
Manic Focus, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

John ‘JmaC’ McCarten has gone from being trained in classical at an early age to ultra-modern EDM beats today.
Manic Focus
Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

One of, if not the, most-loved personalities in basketball is Shaquille O’Neal. The giant known worldwide as just Shaq is a celebrity even outside of sports, including movies & music, and at Lollapalooza DJs as ‘Diesel.’
Shaquille O’Neal

CamelPhat, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Opiuo, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

GG Magree, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Born Dirty, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM


Kidzapalooza presented by Lifeway

The Pop Ups, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Special Guest, 4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

DJs Amira & Kayla, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Q Brothers, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

123 Andrés, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

The Q Brothers

Lake Shore Stage

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Oh, you know Slash (QRO live review). The iconic guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, with his trademark top hat, sunglasses, and long hair (to go with a name so well known Conan O’Brien uses it when showing urls), with the epic solo in “November Rain” and seminal riff in “Sweet Child O’ Mine”. He’s done lots else, including supergroup Velvet Revolver, solo records with a murder’s row of contributors, and even burying the hatchet with GNR singer Axl Rose for their legendary reunion.

Slash (QRO photos) comes to Lollapalooza with his band The Conspirators and lead singer Myles Kennedy, behind solo albums like last year’s Living the Dream, 2014’s World on Fire (QRO review), and 2012’s Apocalyptic Love (QRO review).
Sharon Van Etten, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

While there’s a ton of stripped songstresses out there, one of the nicer ones is Sharon Van Etten (QRO photos at a festival), who evoked the sad strains of Appalachia on her debut, Because I Was In Love (QRO review), while 2011’s Epic (QRO review) made her the Brooklyn ‘it girl’ (QRO photos in New York), and 2012’s Tramp (QRO review) got her get even more acclaim – and attention (QRO photos). She even had a star-studded show in NYC (QRO photos), where she had special guests like Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth & Aaron Dessner of The National (QRO photos at Lollapalooza ’18).

Van Etten comes to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival) behind 2014’s Are We There (QRO review), last year’s remastered & remixed (it was) because i was in love (QRO review), and this year’s powerful Remind Me Tomorrow (QRO review) – and appearing in Netflix’s trippy, fascinating The OA.
Sharon Van Etten
Joji, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Absurdist YouTube star George Miller became world famous for starting the Harlem Shake viral dance, but in 2017 stepped away from such antics to focus on his music career, as Joji.
(Sandy) Alex G, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

When he’s not playing guitar for Frank Ocean, Alexander Giannascoli both shorts & lengthens his name as (Sandy) Alex G (QRO photos at a festival).
Alex G
Arkells, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Explosive rock band, Arkells, have been ensuing in chaos amongst all their shows on tour. They come back to Lollapalooza behind last year’s Rally Cry.


T-Mobile Stage

Ariana Grande, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Music is littered with the child stars heading into adult territory, but Ariana Grande is the rare one to do it well. From getting her break in the Broadway music 13 to Nickelodeon series Victorious and starring in spin-off Sam & Cat, Grande has since graduated to pop stardom with hit records Yours Truly, My Everything, Dangerous Woman, and this year’s hugely acclaimed – both critically and commercially – Thank U, Next. She endured the tragic bombing at her Manchester concert in 2017, delivered the amazing “Thank U, Next”, was Billboard’s ‘Woman of the Year’ last year, and one of Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People In the World’ this year. Whatever you think of a mega-pop star headlining Lollapalooza, you can’t be disappointed with Ariana Grande.
Ariana Grande
Kacey Musgraves, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

There’s always room for country, when you’ve got a country singer like Kacey Musgraves (QRO photos at a festival), who has received acclaim across the spectrum. She comes to Lollapalooza (QRO photos at a festival) behind last year’s Golden Hour, which managed to win ‘Album of the Year’ at the Grammys, Academy of Country Music, and Country Music Association.
Kacey Musgraves
The Revivalists, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

New Orleans seven-piece Americana rock band The Revivalists (QRO photos at a festival) were in 2016 named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Bands You Need To Know,” and come to Lollapalooza behind last year’s Take Good Care.
The Revivalists

J.I.D., 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Wilderado, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

VIP Lolla Lounge

Music from the cast of Hamilton, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions

Illiliterate Light, 6:30 PM

Just Loud, 4:30 PM

Nombe, 2:30 PM



Tuesday, July 30th
Kali Uchis, with Tatiana Hazel & Iris Temple @ Metro

Wednesday, July 31st
RÜFÜS DU SOL, with Willaris K @ Vic Theatre
FKJ, with ((( O ))) @ Concord
King Princess, with Cautious Clay @ Thalia Hall
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers @ Bottom Lounge
Yellow DaysLennon Stella @ Lincoln Hall
Jeremy Zucker, with Alexander 23 @ Reggie’s
Yellow Days, with Elton @ Subterranean *shakyknees19
half•alive, with Bad Child @ Schubas
Shallou, with Upsahl @ Chop Shop
GothBoiClique @ Logan Square
Matoma @ Prysm
Deorro @ Soundbar

Thursday, August 1st
Bring Me the Horizon, with Des Rocs @ House of Blues
Death Cab for Cutie, with Beach Bunny @ Metro
Gud Vibrations, with SVDDEN DEATH & Wavedash @ Concord
Bishop Briggs, with SHAED @ Park West
Sigrid, with Houses @ Thalia Hall
HONNE, with Role Model @ Bottom Lounge
IDLES, with A Place To Bury Strangers @ Lincoln Hall
Ghostemane, with Ozzuario @ Reggie’s
Alec Benjamin, with bülow @ Schubas
BAYNK, with ilo ilo @ Chop Shop
King Princess (DJ set) @ East Room
Elephante, with Win and Woo @ Prysm
Fisher @ Soundbar
RÜFÜS DU SOL (DJ set) @ Spybar
Party Favor @ Tao

Friday, August 2nd
AJR, with Josie Dunne @ House of Blues
Lauren Daigle, with Devon Gilfillian @ Vic Theatre
RL Grime, with 99 Neighbors @ Concord
Judah & The Lion, with The Band Camino @ Thalia Hall
Chelsea Cutler, with G Flip @ Bottom Lounge
Japanese Breakfast, with Tasha @ Lincoln Hall
Bad Suns, with Russo @ Reggie’s
Mondo Cozmo, with Liily @ Subterranean
Magic City Hippies @ Empty Bottle
Boy Pablo, with Manwolves @ Schubas
A Place To Bury StrangersOmar Apollo, with Yoshi Flower @ Chop Shop
Men I Trust, with Slow Pulp @ Sleeping Village
Whethan, with Cray & Diablo @ Logan Square
Alesso @ Prysm
Snails @ Soundbar
Gryffin (DJ set) @ Tao

Saturday, August 3rd
Rich the Kid, with Calboy @ House of Blues
The Revivalists, with Ruston Kelly @ Vic Theatre
J.I.D @ Concord
Francis & The Lights @ Park West
Dean Lewis, with James TW @ Thalia Hall
Masego, with Bri Steves @ Bottom Lounge
Sharon Van Etten, with Dehd @ Lincoln Hall
Denzel Curry, with Joseph Chilliam @ Reggie’s
Yung Gravy @ Subterranean
(Sandy) Alex G, with The Funs @ Empty Bottle
Jade Bird, with Wilderado @ Schubas
Brownies & Lemonade @ Chop Shop
Arkells, with Michigander @ Sleeping Village
Gryffin (DJ set), with Win and Woo @ Logan Square
Jonas Blue @ Roof On The Wit
Loud Luxury @ Soundbar

Sunday, August 4th
Joji, with Yeek @ House of Blues
Louis the Child’s Playground @ Metro
San Holo (DJ set), with Sober Rob @ Concord
Still Woozy, with Slenderbodies @ Lincoln Hall
Diesel b2b Valentino Khan @ Prysm
Madeon (DJ set) @ Soundbar
Sheck Wes (hosting) @ Tao