Lollapalooza 2020 Lineup Predictions & Rumors

We’re baaaaaaaack.

Every time I share one of these posts, they end up being one of my most read of the entire year. I’m excited to get back to these speculations even though it’ll be TBD if I am attending next year’s festival all weekend long. After this year, I’m convinced I won’t ever do 4 days again. We’ll see.

This is very lax, I just like throwing out predictions and reading up on rumors. Per usual, I take a lot of insight from the Lollapalooza thread every year. You can check that out here.

Updated on 1/3 after the Coachella lineup dropped.
Updated on 1/7 after the Bonnaroo lineup dropped.
Updated on 1/16. 

Headliners

The 1975
Last performed: 2016
Where else are they performing? Bonnaroo. Edit on 1/16 – they just announced more tour dates with support from Phoebe Bridgers and Beadadoobee: Chicago is absent.

Billie Eilish – she’s headliner status at this point. Her Chicago show at the United Center is in March. She can easily come back for August.
Last performed: 2018

Disclosure
Last performed: 2016
Where else are they performing? Coachella

Coldplay – new album came out in November.
Last performed: 2011
Where else are they performing? N/A

Kanye West – we basically throw this out every year. Though it never sticks, his name is always thrown around.
Last performed: 2008
Where else are they performing? N/A

Lana Del Rey – could go to Pitchfork, though I think she’s above their pay grade since she’s headlined Lollapalooza before.
Last performed: 2016
Where else are they performing?

Lorde – I CAN DREAM!
Last performed: Had a headlining set in 2017 and got rained out four songs in.

No Doubt – could be for Riot Rest.
Last performed: Never (I think).

Rage Against The Machine – explanation here.
Last performed: 2008

Stevie Nicks – Okay, this is a random one for sure, but she’s playing Bottlerock in Napa, and there are lots of sources claiming she’s performing at Governor’s Ball in June. This has been a dream of mine for a long time, so I would love for this to happen.
Last performed: Pretty sure she never has.

Taylor Swift – hear me out. She’s playing in Massachusetts Friday and Saturday before Lolla. Could it be she flies to Chicago to close out the festival? While I think it’s unrealistic, nothing’s impossible: especially after Ariana closed this year.
Last performed: Never

Subheadliners

Anderson .Paak
Last performed: Working on this but I’m not sure he’s ever performed.
Where else are they performing?

BANKS
Last performed: 2017

Brittany Howard
Last performed: 2015 (with Alabama Shakes)

BROCKHAMPTON
Last performed: 2018

Dua Lipa
Last performed: 2018

HAIM:
Last performed: 2016

Halsey
Last performed: 2016

Lizzo – Based on her headlining status at Bonnaroo, it’s possible that Lolla books her as one, too. I can see this going either way, but I would bank on her performing.
Last performed: 2018

Tyler The Creator
Last performed: 2018

SZA
Last performed: Never

Young The Giant
Last performed: 2014

General lineup

Angel Olsen – can easily end up at Pitchfork.
Last performed: Never

Anna Of The North
Last performed: Never

Ashe
Last performed: Never

beadadoobee – already predicted this but now I think it, even more, since she’s touring w/ The 1975.
Last performed: Never

Best Coast
Last performed: 2011

Bleachers
Last performed: 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club
Last performed: 2014

Caamp
Last performed: never

Caroline Polachek
Last performed: 2016 (with Chairlift)

Charly Bliss – Pitchfork?
Last performed: Never

Charli XCX
Last performed: 2017

Clairo
Last performed: 2018

Cyn
Last performed: Never

DaBaby
Last performed: Never

DIIV
Last performed: 2013

Doja Cat
Last performed: Never

Dominic Fike
Last performed: Never

FKA Twigs – Big signs would guess that she goes to Pitchfork but it’s always a toss-up.
Last performed: 2015

Fletcher
Last performed: Never

flor
Last performed: 2018

girl in red
Last performed: Never

Grimes
Last performed: 2016

Joseph
Last performed: 2017

Kim Petras
Last performed: Never

Lil Tecca
Last performed: Never

Lewis Capaldi
Last performed: 2018

Local Natives – This one will be a toss-up since they’re playing with Foals at the Aragon in June.
Last performed: 2016

Lucy Dacus
Last performed: 2015

Megan Thee Stallion
Last performed: Never

Moon Taxi
Last performed: 2015

MUNA – had a good 2019, released their second album, lead singer is from Chicago.
Last performed: 2016

Nilufer Yanya
Last performed: Never

Phoebe Bridgers – would have predicted a potential Pitchfork appearance but now she’s touring with The 1975.
Last performed: Never

Pinegrove
Last performed: 2016

PVRIS
Last performed: 2016

Rex Orange County
Last performed: 2018

Sofi Tukker
Last performed: 2017

Sudan Archives
Last performed: Never

Tones and I
Last performed: Never

Vagabon
Last performed: Never

VÉRITÉ
Last performed: 2015

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Who’s excited?!

  • Kristin

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