Artists to Watch at Lollapalooza
The annual Lollapalooza music festival takes place August 2-4 in Chicago, IL. Major headliners like Vampire Weekend, Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar and The Cure make the lineup certifiably stacked, but there are over a hundred acts set to take the stage. One of the coolest things about Lollapalooza is the fine balance of talent across so many different genres. Whether you’re attending or not, checking the lineups for festivals like this is a great way to make some new discoveries.
We dug through the scheduled performers to stake out five that are definitely worth a listen. Click through the list above and catch them at Lollapalooza!
If you missed it, check out the list of our favorite acts that played Lollapalooza Brazil in March.
These LA-based sisters recently covered The Fader’s Summer Music Issue and have been picking up speed pretty heavily for their crisp, folk-inspired sound. They're perfect for summer listening and their girlish charm is just an added bonus.
Disclosure is arguably the hottest duo in alternative house music right now. The Dutch brothers recently released their sophomore EP Settle and are known for breaking out a full ensemble of music instruments for live sets. Not to be missed!Check them out as our Artist of the Week.
It seems apt to call Wavves the princes of surf rock. The San Diego-bred band released their latest album Afraid of Heights in March and serve up a reckless and hyper-fun vibe that’ll have the Lollapalooza crowd jumping in seconds flat.
4. Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey’s deep and sultry vocals and glamourous style will add a much needed punch of glitz to the garage rock-heavy lineup at Lolla. It’s the perfect chance to hear her latest single, “Beautiful Player,” that leaked earlier this month. In the meantime, check out “Young & Beautiful,” from Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby film. We get it Lana, there’s a lot of "beautiful" going on.
5. Charles Bradley
Charles Bradley’s rise to success is enough of a reason to put him on your must-see list at Lollapalooza. In fact, even if you’re not going it’s probably in your interest to make it a point of seeing him in action at some point. Bradley released his debut album No Time For Dreaming with Daptone Records in 2011 when he was over the age of 60. Jay-Z happens to be one of his biggest fans.Watch the video for Charles Bradley’s, “Strictly Reserved For You,” on YouTube.