Chicago’s Lollapalooza is set to return to Grant Park this summer, and the annual music festival will host a headlining lineup of The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White and the Arctic Monkeys. Fans who plan on attending the four-day festival should hope that mother nature is in a better mood this time around following an early cancellation of the event's first day last summer thanks to an onslaught of rain during both Muse and Lorde’s headlining sets.
This year’s Lollapalooza, which is scheduled to take place on Aug. 2-5, also boasts a loaded lineup that includes hip-hop’s rising stars Travis Scott, Khalid, Post Malone and Tyler, The Creator, along with some of the more well-known contemporary rock outfits like St. Vincent, The National, Vampire Weekend, All Time Low and Portugal, The Man. Other popular names who appear on this year’s Lolla poster include LL Cool J, CHVRCHES, Camila Cabello, James Bay, Franz Ferdinand and west coast reggae rockers Rebelution, just to name a few. Strangely enough, the first female name doesn’t appear until the fourth line of the poster, but this year’s Lolla lineup still features a handful of great women-fronted acts including Lizzo, Kali Uchis, Bebe Rexha and indie R&B powerhouse Sabrina Claudio.
Bruno Mars’ name on top of this year’s Lolla poster is somewhat of a nice surprise for fans, as the 24K Magic singer hasn’t really been one to appear at North American festivals throughout his pop-focused career. This is also the second U.S. festival which will welcome the Arctic Monkeys, who also announced the upcoming vinyl reissue of their 2006 debut album on Tuesday. They’re also scheduled to headline Delaware’s Firefly Festival in mid-June as part of their North American summer tour, so fans in the midwest will now have a closer option to catch the rock band when they make their highly anticipated return to the States.
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