Here's proof that summer is almost here: Lollapalooza 2015 organizers have released the set times for this year’s three-day event of music, arts and more. Performances start as early as 11:30 a.m. on all three days of the festival, with sets scheduled until 10 p.m. With a total of more than 130 acts on the program on eight stages during the festival, you’ll likely want to know who’s performing on which stage. Here’s what you need to know about the festival.
Friday, July 31
Lollapalooza starts with a performance in Kidzapalooza at 11:30 a.m. with music geared to the festival’s youngest fans. Other performances begin at noon on various stages, with performances scheduled through 10 p.m. Some of the performance highlights of that day include Father John Misty at 3:30 p.m., Cold War Kids at 3:45 p.m., Alabama Shakes at 5:45 p.m., Young Thug at 6:50 p.m. and Flying Lotus at 9 p.m. Rock music legend Paul McCartney performs a set of more than two hours starting at 7:45 p.m. on the Samsung stage.
Saturday, August 1
The festival kicks it into high gear with a total of four performances getting underway at noon. Performances you can’t miss on Lollapalooza’s second day include Delta Spirit at 5:15 p.m., Tyler, The Creator at 5:45 p.m., Sam Smith at 8:45 p.m. and G-Eazy at 9 p.m. Metallica will rock the festival with their two-hour set starting at 8 p.m. Performances at Kidzapalooza are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 2
Festival-goers can keep the good times going on Lollapalooza’s third day. Sunday shows no sign of resting with about 11 performances scheduled to start before 1 p.m. that day. Highlights of the Sunday program include Marina and the Diamonds at 3:30 p.m., Gogol Bordello at 5:45 p.m., FKA twigs at 7:45 p.m. and Kygo at 9 p.m. Wind down the festival by catching Florence + the Machine perform a 90-minute set starting at 8:30 p.m. Kidzapalooza has performances scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Event organizers of Lollapalooza had previously announced the performance lineup by date, giving fans a chance to make their plans. The much-anticipated festival will be held July 31 through August 2 at Chicago’s Grant Park (337 E. Randolph St.). Three-day and single-day general admission passes are sold out to the festival. When planning when to arrive at Lollapalooza, keep in mind the gates open at 11 a.m.