Radiohead, LCD Soundsytem, RHCP Come Back via Chicago: Lollapalooza 2016 Lineup Announced
Rumbling the walls of the Art Institute of Chicago for four days and nights this summer.
For Lollapalooza‘s twenty-fifth anniversary, the former traveling carnival/current lynchpin of the festival season added an extra day to its already bursting schedule. Following weeks of speculation that saw everyone from Kendrick Lamar and Kanye to Macklemore and Guns N’ Roses being suggested as possible headliners, we finally have our lineup.
Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LCD Soundsystem are your top-line names for Lolla 2016, followed closely by J. Cole and Lana Del Rey. They’re joined by radio heavies Future and Ellie Goulding, and, in a nod to Lolla’s sway as an electronic festival, Major Lazer, Disclosure, and Flume are all near the top of the bill. Festival founder Perry Farrell will also be playing with Jane’s Addiction, for whom the first-ever version of Lolla was conceived.
While much of the lineup will look familiar to Coachella and Governor’s Ball watchers, there are a few intriguing outliers. Outlaw country star Chris Stapleton, who was nominated for Album of the Year at this year’s Grammys, will be making an appearance. Nineties graduates Third Eye Blind will also be performing, and while they’ll be at Bonnaroo, too, that doesn’t make seeing their name on a festival bill in 2016 any less flummoxing. Also included are FLOOD 2 cover stars Big Grams, as well as Vince Staples, HÆLOS, and Muna, all of whom are fresh off of last week’s FLOODfest. And while Chance the Rapper‘s much-hoped-for headlining set appears to be a no-go, the Chicago scene that birthed him is well represented by Sir the Baptist, Saba, and Towkio. Get ready for some footwork.
While Lollapalooza doesn’t kick off until July 28, it’ll probably take you at least that long to make your way through the lineup, so you should start reading below now.