Lollapalooza Unveils Lineup Topped By Metallica, Dua Lipa, J.Cole & Green Day
Lollapalooza has announced its lineup today, bringing the start of festival season that much closer. Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole and Green Day top the 2022 poster, with Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby and Kygo following in the same size font.
Plus, special guest Jane’s Addiction will take the stage. As fans know, Lolla was co-founded by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell in 1991 as a traveling music festival that would serve as a farewell tour for the band.
The lineup also includes Glass Animals, Billy Strings, Big Sean, The Kid Laroi, Jazmine Sullivan, Don Toliver, Charli XCX, Idle, Turnstile, Kaskade, Rezz, Zhu, YG, Dominic Fike, King Princess, Wallows, Still Woozy, 100 Gecs, Girl In Red and many, many more.
The four-day extravaganza at Chicago’s Grant Park will feature more than 170 bands on nine stages.
The 2022 edition includes the return of Kidzapalooza, featuring family-friendly performances, activities, music, and dance workshops and more. Plus, the festival will once again host the Bonus Tracks stage: “a place to create connections, move your body, and open your mind in between musical performances,” with programming featuring dancing, mindfulness and inclusivity.
In addition to Jane’s Addiction launching Lolla in 1991 – with a tour of amphitheatre dates in July and August that also included Siouxsie and the Banshees, Living Colour, Nine Inch Nails and the Ice-T-fronted metal band Body Count – Perry Farrell & Co. hit the road with Lolla when it returned in 2003 for its first tour in six years.
Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Stephen Perkins reunited in August 2020 to take part in the Lolla2020 livestream that was held in place of the festival that was canceled because of COVID concerns.
Lolla’s successful 2021 return was seen as a bellwether moment for the concert industry as proof that an event of its magnitude in a major urban setting could be pulled off safely. Live Nation and C3 Presents developed a COVID protocol requiring fans to be vaccinated or show a negative test from within 72 hours before entering the venue. After the event local officials confirmed Lolla wasn’t a dreaded super-spreader event with only 203 cases of COVID-19 linked to the festival.
Lollapalooza has called Grant Park its U.S. home since 2005. International editions include Lollapalooza Brazil, Argentina and Chile, which just took place earlier in March. Lollapalooza Stockholm is set for July 1-3, Paris July 16-17 and Berlin Sept. 24-25.
Box office tallies from the Chicago Lolla festivals have been reported to Pollstar from 2005 through 2014 by C3 Presents, longtime producer of the event. The 2014 event, which was topped by Eminem, Outkast and Kings Of Leon, grossed $28.8 million (a value of $34.5 million in today’s dollars, adjusted for inflation). Later that year Live Nation completed its acquisition of a controlling stake in C3.
Tickets for Chicago’s 2022 Lollapalooza are on sale now at Lollapalooza.com, starting at $350 for four-day general admission passes.
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