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Lollapalooza 2017


Photo courtesy of Sydney Gawlik / Lollapalooza 2017  About a month before Lollapalooza 2017 would begin, indie-folk outfit Mt. Joy found out they would be playing in Grant Park on the final day of the festival. “It has been an incredibly strange year,” said Sam Cooper, the guitarist for Mt. Joy and one of the …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Not many 18-year-olds have the bragging rights English songwriter Declan McKenna has. He played Glastonbury this summer, having won the festival’s Emerging Talent Competition the previous year. He played at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, and his hit single “Brazil” reached number 16 on Billboard’s alternative songs …

Photo courtesy of Cambria Harkey / Lollapalooza 2017 The final moments of a music festival are always some of the most important, leaving attendees with those final memories before everything gets taken down. On the billing for Sunday was no room for mediocrity; anthem-rock group Arcade Fire, disco-house artist Justice, EDM duo Zeds Dead and …

Photo courtesy of Greg Noire / Lollapalooza 2017 Riding on the shoulders of established headliners the night before, the third day of Lollapalooza 2017 kicked off with another round of rising artists taking stages across Grant Park. Crowning the night in an emotion-filled performance was Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper. He took center stage at …

Photo courtesy of Cambria Harkey / Lollapalooza 2017 The second day of Lollapalooza 2017 brought a wide variety of artists to the numerous stages strewn across Grant Park. From mega-alternative acts like Blink-182 and The Killers to hip-hop acts, such as Brooklyn-based SAINt JHN, “Classic Man” artist Jidenna and Run the Jewels, day two accommodated …