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Lollapalooza 2024 is bringing SZA and Killer Mike to Chicago’s Grant Park

Lollapalooza will be the epicenter of music this August based on the lineup that was just released
Lollapalooza 2023 (Photo credit: Eddy "Precise" Lamarre)

From Aug. 1-4, 2024, Lollapalooza is set to unveil an electrifying lineup that emphasizes the best in R&B, rap, and pop music. This year’s roster is especially notable for its inclusion of some of the most influential artists in these genres, promising festival-goers an unparalleled experience of sound, culture, and artistry.

In the world of R&B, SZA stands out as a beacon of soulful melodies and profound lyrics, offering festival-goers a deep dive into her award-winning catalog. SZA’s unique blend of R&B with contemporary sounds and themes has both earned critical acclaim and resonates deeply with fans.

The rap lineup is stellar, featuring giants such as Tyler, The Creator, Future, Metro Boomin, and Vince Staples. Tyler, The Creator is expected to bring his unique skills to the live stage, combining high energy with lush production. The powerhouse duo of Future and Metro Boomin promises a dynamic performance, showcasing their chart-topping hits. Vince Staples, known for his sharp social commentary and deft lyricism, is set to deliver a performance that’s as engaging as his interviews that have taken over the internet recently.

Fresh off a Grammy sweep, Killer Mike, another titan of the rap world known for his activism and potent lyrical prowess, is also on the bill, ensuring fans of hard-hitting rap have plenty to look forward to. Sexyy Redd, Tyla, and Veeze bring fresh energy and perspective to the lineup, highlighting Lollapalooza’s commitment to showcasing the next wave of musical innovators.

Melanie Martinez, Conan Gray, and Tate McRae are set to dazzle with their distinct musical styles on the pop front. From Martinez’s darkly whimsical narratives to Gray’s introspective anthems and McRae’s infectious energy, the pop stage at Lollapalooza is primed for memorable moments.

A special highlight of this year’s festival is the “Chicago Made Showcase,” a celebration of local talent that underscores the vibrant musical heritage and contemporary scene of Chicago. This segment promises to introduce attendees to the rich diversity and creativity of the city’s homegrown artists, offering a unique blend of sounds and stories from Chicago’s own backyard.

With tickets going on sale on March 21, excitement is building for one of the summer’s most anticipated music festivals. Lollapalooza 2024 stands as a testament to the power of live music to unite diverse audiences, offering something for fans of R&B, rap, pop, and beyond. Set against the backdrop of Grant Park’s (Chicago) stunning vistas, this year’s festival is poised to be an unforgettable celebration of music, culture, and community.

See Lollapalooza’s full lineup here.

Lollapalooza 2024 is bringing SZA and Killer Mike to Chicago's Grant Park
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