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What’s to come at Lollapalooza 2018

While Lollapalooza seems to be shying away from its roots as an Alt-Rock festival, it is still bringing in many outstanding artists like The Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott and Bruno Mars.

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Each year the Windy City’s largest music festival brings together young, trendy artists and old favorites to flood the grounds of Grant Park. While ticket sales were lower than normal this year, the hype regarding the lineup and artists coming to Lollapalooza is still as strong as ever.

All the headliners have performed at Lollapalooza in previous years, with the exception of Bruno Mars, and while some of the headlining acts like The Weeknd, Arctic Monkeys and Travis Scott may not be surprising, they will most likely draw some of the largest crowds of the festival.

Over 150 other artists will fill the stages over the next four days and are what really makes this year's lineup exciting. Hip-hop artists seem to be gaining popularity at the festival, and this year Lolla is bringing in BROCKHAMPTON, Logic, Tyler the Creator and Chicago native Taylor Bennett, among many others.

While Lolla seems to be shying away from its roots as an alt-rock festival each year, it is still bringing in many outstanding alternative artists: St. Vincent and Billie Eilish are two female powerhouses that are sure to put on amazing shows.

Tash Sultana is another act I suspect will fit the vibe of Lollapalooza perfectly. Her set should begin right as the sun is setting over the Chicago skyline. That, combined with her magical vocals, will create a surreal music experience on an otherwise ordinary Saturday night.

Lolla has really stepped up its game bringing in some of the biggest pop superstars to the festival this year. The main stage will host The Weeknd on Friday night, but artists like Khalid, Quinn XCII, Daniel Caesar and Post Malone, playing on smaller stages, I imagine, will attract the most attention and people in their audiences.

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