Another year and another four days of music at Chicago’s Grant Park for Lollapalooza. What would be the key word to describe this entire lineup? Diversity. If you look at every corner of it, there was something that satisfied every part of the musical market. If it was if Lollapalooza took a look and decided that the personal festival identity would be a cosmopolitan one.
The first ever Lollapalooza lineup in 1991 when it was a touring festival consisted of acts like Ice T and Nine Inch Nails. Now, you see Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White, and others. There was a huge sense of youth among the more established artists like Greta Van Fleet, Billie Eilish, Brockhampton, and Jaden Smith. There’s a fine line between revisiting music and discovering it.
In the streaming era and where playlists have become a more prominent role in the listening experience, it’s important for festivals to adapt to that. While it seems that everybody is drawing from the same talent pool and to keep a festival expansion to four days may be a daunting task. However, it a place so large that you can literally hang out at one stage to hear the genre of your choosing, Lollapalooza may have found their niche in a perfect area, both logistically and music wise.
Substream Magazine captured photographs from many artists over the long weekend such as Travis Scott, Tyler, The Creator, Post Malone, Carly Rae Jepsen and more. Take a look below.