I was fortunate enough to cover Lollapalooza for the antiMUSIC Network once again this past weekend. It was an extraordinary weekend that expands beyond the music, but is a true festival experience, albeit right in the heart of Chicago making it a one-of-a-kind festival experience. What I adore most about Lollapalooza is the musical discoveries I find each year. Since starting to cover the festival a few years back, I’ve come to the conclusion that the festival isn’t about the headliners, but the smaller stages where bands are trying to make their mark, share a piece of their soul and if they’re lucky, the experience will inspire them to continue to create and evolve.
You can read my coverage at the following links:
I set a new record this year with seeing sixty-nine different artists over the three days and the coverage swelled to 11,807 words for the three days. I’ve had a few days to digest the festival and my coverage and I’m really pleased with it because I was able to discover some truly imaginative and talented performers that I otherwise never would have sought out. I am hoping you seek them out and consider a trip to Chicago for this one-of-a-kind music festival.
Here are the acts I covered at Lollapalooza 2014: Highly Suspect, Roadkill Ghost Choir, San Fermin, Temples, Into It. Over It., of Verona, Lucius, Courtney Barnett, Dugas, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Johnnyswim, Warpaint, Iggy Azalea, CHVRCHES, Cash Cash, AFI, Lorde, Lykke Li, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Anna Lunoe, The Districts, Jungle, heRobust, Benjamin Booker, Vance Joy, Charlie Hirsch, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Desert Noises, Parquet Courts, Kate Nash, The Last Internationale, The Temper Trap, Fitz & the Tantrums, Manchester Orchestra, Nas, Typhoon, Vic Mensa, Jenny Lewis, Outkast, cut/copy, Calvin Harris, Kidzapalooza- The School of Rock, The Q Brothers, Lindsay Lowend, Jhené Aiko, Bleachers, Fly Golden Eagle, Delta Rae, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, London Grammar, GTA, RAC, Run the Jewels, Cage the Elephant, Cardiknox, Chromeo, Glen Hansard, Avett Brothers, Betty Who, Airborne Toxic Event, Childish Gambino, Bronze Radio Return, Flume, Ethan Kath (of Crystal Castles), Kings of Leon, Skrillex, DARKSIDE