Lollapalooza has announced the highly anticipated lineup for its 25th show. Below is the overall line up for the show, taking place at Grant Park in Chicago July 28-31.
Although the timing for each set has not been announced, this is how I would attack each day.
J. Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lana Del Rey, Cashmere Cat, Towkio and Kehlani: Thursday definitely has a Dreamville theme, with J. Cole, Bas, Cozz and Omen performing. I would check the whole team out. I’ve never really gotten into Lana Del Rey, but I do like some of her songs, so it would be interesting to see her live. I’ve seen Bastille live before and they are incredible (check out pictures from their show here) so I would definitely see them again. Cashmere Cat might have an incredible set, I love his production work, such as his song “Adore” with Ariana Grande. I would have to check out Chicago’s Towkio as well. Other than J. Cole, who I am most excited for is Kehlani. I love her mixtape “You Should Be Here” and hopefully she would have new music out by then.
Future, Alessia Cara and Saba for sure. I’ve seen both Future and Alessia Care live before (see pictures from Alessia’s show here) and they are great performers. By the rate that Future is putting out music, its anyone’s guess what his set list will be. I’m interested in seeing Saba, who has collaborated with Chance The Rapper before, perform solo.
Disclousure, Vic Mensa and Tory Lanez. I’m not too excited about anyone else from the lineup, but Disclosure’s “Caracal” album was great, Tory Lanez “Say It” was a favorite from last year, and Vic Mensa has been making waves in the industry for a while.
Haim, Bryson Tiller and Vince Staples. I’ve seen Bryson live before and its great. His mix of R&B and rap helps the show to continuously have momentum. I loved Haim’s “Days Will Come” and they recorded a lot songs live on that album, so it would be great to see them in person. Vince Staples was a very buzzy artist in 2015, so it would cool to see what he has to offer.
Below is a playlist featuring my picks from Lolla.