Are you still hungover from Lollapalooza last weekend? Or even worse, did you not even get to go? Well have no fear, the #SunsetFam’s got your back with a superawesome playlist! Relive the sounds from this year’s best acts with the SoundCloud playlist below. Let’s make Lolla never end, sound good?
For the 11th straight year, Chicago’s Grant Park played host to Lollapalooza. 2015’s version certainly didn’t disappoint, though, it did have its usual share of ups and downs. So, here is your day-by-day recap of some of the Good, the Not So Good, plus the Weird, Crazy and Unexpected of Lollapalooza 2015…
By guest contributor Robert Sixsmith
For the first time in what seemed like years, a drop of rain didn’t hit the Lollapalooza grounds. Sure, a looming thunderstorm threat caused the festival organizers to evacuate concertgoers Sunday afternoon for a bit (and they even shut down headliners that night 30 minutes early), but Lollapalooza 2015 looked more Coachella than Tough Mudder competition for once. It was three days overflowing with underdressed teenagers melding and moshing to classic rock, new age hip hop, electronic dance, and blissful pop while the sun beamed down and set to a perfect Chicago skyline each evening.
Between A$AP Rocky, Kygo, Paul McCartney, and everybody in between, #SunsetFam was represented over the long Lollapalooza weekend. Below, enjoy a day by day recap of the most righteous sets, and be on the lookout for an official Sunset SoundCloud playlist to relive the sounds from the festival over and over again in the coming days!
With Lollapalooza about to hit Chicago like a fiery, musical comet this weekend, hundreds of thousands of concertgoers will flood Grant Park to witness the likes of Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd among others, rock the fuck out. Sure, the headlining acts typically prove to be the best sets. They’re polished, have an expensive stage design, and possess a catalog of hits that, in some cases (cough Sir Paul cough), stretches decades.
But what about the ‘little’ guys? The blog-certified up-and-comers. The indies about to boil to mainstream. The sub-headliners that could very well be taking the main stage in the not so distant future. Not to worry, we got your back. Here are the 10 Must-See Acts That Aren’t Headliners at Lollapalooza this year, conveniently broken down by day and set time.
Believe it or not, Garrett Borns (or simply BØRNS) earned his chops as a professional magician before he hit it big with jams like “10,000 Emerald Pools.” Don’t miss his groovy, psychedelic brand of pop at Lollapalooza this year. He’s sure to have a trick or two up his sleeve.
Young Thug (6:50-7:30)
Thugga Thugga has been a surefire hit machine between his own cuts and guest verses alike. His eccentric flow, fashion-forward style, and summer-friendly beats will make for a must-see set on Friday night. I know there’s gonna be good times.
Sylvan Esso (7:45-8:30)
If you’re searching for something that’s equal parts folky and electronic, look no further than the duo Sylvan Esso. Chilled out, synthesized beats will meet seductive female vocals at this set. Expect lots of eyes closed swaying and swooning.
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Indio, California must be beaming right about now. Coachella Music Festival, situated in the sunny SoCal desert, has just released it’s 2015 lineup. The three-day fest will anchor its setlist with top bills of AC/DC, Jack White, and Drake.
Other major acts include Tame Impala, The Weeknd, Alesso, Alabama Shakes, Nero, Axwel Ingrosso, alt-J, Ratatat, Hozier, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, David Guetta, and St. Vincent among others.
Weekend 1 takes place from April 10 – 12, and Weekend 2 wraps up the festival from April 17-19.
Ticket sales go live tomorrow.