Hooray for for the return of festivals in Chicago! Lollapalooza 2021 is happening and it’s happening THIS week. Thursday to be precise. With that, I’m sure everyone already knows the line-ups, but I wanted to go through 10 of the ones that I think are definitely worth seeing. I might not vibe with all of these, but I can concur that their performances will be ones you wont want to miss. So, below are 10 must see acts at Lollapalooza 2021 this year. They are broken down by the days they will be performing along with a relatively recent song from YouTube so you know what you’re signing up for.
No need to explain why she’s a must-see and who she is. It’s pretty obvious I think.
Nicholas D. Miller, known professionally as Illenium, is an American musician, DJ, and record producer. He has released four studio albums, his most recent being Fallen Embers, released in July 2021.
Cash Cash is an American electronic music group from Roseland, New Jersey. The group consists of three DJs: brothers Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch. They produce, record, mix and master all their music together as a trio.
Tyler, The Creator
Tyler Gregory Okonma, better known as Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, visual artist, designer, and comedian. I personally don’t vibe with his music, but I know a lot of people do and for a festival like Lolla, he’s a perfect fit.
Jacob Banks is a Nigerian-born English singer and songwriter from Birmingham. Banks won the 2012 MOBO UnSung regional competition in Birmingham and the Adidas “Are You In” music competition. His music is influenced by a range of genres including soul, R&B, and hip hop.
Again, this one is a no-brainer but he’s a definite must-see.
Megan Thee Stallion
I think we all know who she is, but here some fun background info on her. Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, yup thats her real name, is an American rapper and songwriter. Originally from Houston, Texas, she first garnered attention when videos of her freestyling became popular on social media platforms such as Instagram.
Foo Fighters is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. It was founded by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the suicide of Kurt Cobain.
Not going to lie, I always thought “she” was a band and it was called “Alice In Wonderland” just like the movie lol. Alexandra Margo Sholler, again her actual name, is an Australian electronic dance music producer, DJ, and singer. Her debut album, Run, was released on 20 March 2015, which peaked at No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold.
I absolutely love Yellow Claw. And I’ve only “seen” them live once (very short lived as the night didnt go as expected…aka alcohol). But, nonetheless I love them and you should too! Yellow Claw is a Dutch DJ and record production duo from Amsterdam consisting of Jim based in Bali and Nils based in Amsterdam. The duo’s music is a mix of a wide range of genres and often incorporates elements from trap, hip hop, dubstep, hardstyle and moombahton.
Lollapalooza 2021 Featured Image Credit: Newsweek