We’re less than two months away from Lollapalooza…which is wild to think about. The official list of aftershows were released this week (with more to come) and though I’m always interested in the artists that are performing and could easily find more than one show to attend, there are always only a handful that I think are truly worth attending.
The Lollapalooza 2019 schedule is finally here after what seems to feel like a chaotic mess of a rollout for this year’s festival. Tickets have still not completely sold out and the promotors waited nearly a month to release 1-day tickets after 4-day passes took extremely slow to sell (they have not sold out yet).
Another Lollapalooza is (almost) here and I can’t believe I’m saying that I’m attending all four days AGAIN! I definitely thought it would be the end of going all weekend last year but I mean it this time when I say it’s probably the last of the four days for me. Although Lolla and music festivals in general are definitely a splurge, I can rationalize spending $395 on four days of music over $160 on one day. It’s so wild to me that going for two days (purchasing two one day passes) costs $320 and paying $75 more gets you in for TWO MORE DAYS! So I will either continue to go for four or only go to one…maybe I can convince Lollapalooza to start selling 2-day passes?
Hey guys! Thanks so much for visiting this post. It’s been a busy week on the blog and it’s going to be an even busier April. This podcast covers the Lollapalooza 2019 lineup, including my initial thoughts & reactions, letdowns, what I’m excited about and more.
Surprise! It’s never too early to start throwing out predictions for Lollapalooza. Last year I started my list in November – this year I’m coming in hot even earlier.
As usual, these predictions are based off of my own research and buzz on the Lollapalooza Reddit thread. I don’t and will never take all credit for these predictions on my own. I read a lot and form predictions based on who I listen to on my own.
I’ll let readers know every time this post is updated, but it has officially started on October 2, 2018.
UPDATED on March 19 with confirmed artists that Lollapalooza shared on their YouTube page at 2pm CST.
Another Lollapalooza has come and go in the blink of an eye. This year brought even more 14-year-olds, a ridiculous amount of body glitter and a whole lot of chaos. While it’s easy to argue that the demographic has absolutely shifted into the more annoying direction (in my humble opinion), I also think it’s important to note that C3 did a great job nabbing some of the most interesting rising acts (if you dig deep into the lineup enough – not many people do) – and managed to get some of the biggest names in alternative/indie music to help balance out the Top 40 mania that swept through Grant Park over the weekend. Was it an even split? Probably not.
If you’re no stranger to my blog, you know that I focus a lot of my free time on Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival. I’ve written countless posts on my experiences at the festival as well as numerous posts predicting the lineup.
After attending the festival for the fifth time in 2017, I found myself wondering if I would come back for another 4 days. I was beyond exhausted and ready to head back to the real world where I could make my own meal and go to the bathroom in anything but a port-a-potty. But who am I kidding? I knew the second that rumors started flying, I would be back for the sixth year.