It is that time of the year again where Spring has started and that means not only warm weather and Summer is right around the corner. But Summer festival season is also not far behind. So of course like they always do around this time, Lollapalooza organizers here in Chicago. Have announced the lineup for Lollapalooza 2023. Which is going to be headlined by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Billie Eilish, Lana Del Ray and The 1975. The lineup for the festival, which will run from Aug. 3rd-6th. Was announced earlier today and will have pre-sale tickets available starting tomorrow, March 23rd. Before tickets go on-sale to the public for what is always one of the most anticipated summer festivals of the summer festival season and especially here in Chicago.
This year’s lineup like last year is a somewhat actually pretty solid one again too. With such greats as Jessie Reyez (who could’ve possibly been a headliner herself), Pusha T, J.I.D, Tems, UMI, Joey Bada$$ and Diplo. Also part of the just earlier today revealed lineup.
Besides those already mentioned headliners above and the other ones noted above. Some other notable names include rising and/or on the verge stars such as A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Rina Sawayama and Jean Dawson.
Also somewhat noticeably absent for a second straight year. Is the lack of hometown Chicago representation. As the festival is known for featuring several or at least a few hometown Chicago acts over the years. Especially on the Hip-Hop side of things. Where there has been a huge representation in years past from the likes of such homegrown Chicago Hip-Hop acts as Chance The Rapper, G Herbo, Valee, Chance’s brother Taylor Bennett and a few others. This year the first time in I don’t know how long I don’t see not even one hometown Chicago Hip-Hop act on the lineup. This year would have been a perfect year for at the very least Chance to be back as a headliner again. As within the coming next month or so, it is coming up on the 10-year anniversary of his breakthrough mixtape, Acid Rap.