Lollapalooza, We’re Yours

It’s time. That time. The one when three hundred thousand human beings congregate in a park in Chicago, IL to stand, and soak, and sweat, and kiss, and drink, and smoke, and puke, and love, and cheer, and fight, and fuck. It’s the most raucous, unwieldy collection of strange and disfigured people: small, tall, oblong, stocky, elderly, infantile. And they’re all together to listen to some other folks make glorious, glorious sounds from metal boxes. They’ll hit things, shake things, strum things, blow things, crash things, smash things, and vibrate their throats until we’ve had enough and then they’ll do it some more. That’s the human transaction. That’s the state of music. That’s Lollapalooza.

From tomorrow to Sunday Grant Park is Eden and all the sacred fruit will be ruined. And The Airspace will be on the grounds and as you gorge on sight and sound we will be screaming “Ye shall not surely die!”

Or perhaps a less biblical version will occur, but we cannot say; that’s tomorrow not today.

If you’re attending, we hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it that’s okay. The Airspace will be delivering dispatches back from the front line so you can sit at home and still taste the sweat on Anthony Kiedis’s back, and feel the bass as Lorin Ashton reverberates sound through your skull. These reports will be frantic, messy, incoherent, and magnificent—the raw pulse of the festival. We will save the high-brow thinking for later. Right now we just want you to feel like you’re there.

While you’re waiting in anticipation of the palooza, we’ve made you a track-list for the events greatest acts. Listen to it as you attempt to curb the excitement, sip gallons of water, and rock yourself to sleep. Let Frank Ocean, M83, SBTRKT, At The Drive-In, Neon Indian, Washed Out, The Black Keys, Jack White, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Tune-Yards, Metric, Kevine Devine, Sigur Ros and more sing you to sleep.

It’s all Lollas Eve. Rest.

Select events from the show will be live-streamed to YouTube. The streaming schedule is listed below. All times are Central Standard.

Friday, August 3

1:30 PM Yellow Ostrich
1:30 PM Michael Kiwanuka
2:15 PM The Black Angels
2:15 PM Dr. Dog
3:00 PM The War on Drugs
3:30 PM Blind Pilot
4:00 PM Metric
4:15 PM The Afghan Whigs
5:15 PM The Head & The Heart
5:15 PM Tame Impala
6:15 PM The Shins
6:15 PM Band of Skulls
7:00 PM Sharon Van Etten
7:30 PM Dawes
8:00 PM Die Antwoord
8:30 PM The Black Keys

Saturday, August 4

1:30 PM JEFF the Brotherhood
1:30 PM Los Jaivas
2:15 PM Delta Spirit
3:00 PM Neon Indian
3:15 PM Aloe Blacc
4:00 PM The Temper Trap
4:15 PM Alabama Shakes
5:15 PM FUN.
5:15 PM First Aid Kit
6:00 PM The Weeknd
6:00 PM Washed Out
6:45 PM tUnE-yArDs
7:00 PM Bloc Party
8:00 PM Red Hot Chili Peppers
8:30 PM Avicii

Sunday, August 5

1:30 PM Oberhofer
1:30 PM Bombay Bicycle Club
2:15 PM Trampled By Turtles
2:30 PM White Rabbits
3:00 PM The Walkmen
3:15 PM Gary Clark Jr.
4:15 PM Franz Ferdinand
4:15 PM J. Cole
5:15 PM The Gaslight Anthem
5:15 PM Toro Y Moi
6:00 PM At The Drive-In
6:15 PM Of Monsters & Men
7:15 PM Florence + the Machine
7:15 PM The Big Pink
8:15 PM Miike Snow
8:30 PM Jack White
9:15 PM Childish Gambino

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