Lollapalooza Closes Out Another Edition In Chicago
August 4, 2014


Eminem
Another edition of Lollapalooza is in the books, after numerous artists descended upon Chicago over the past weekend. The eclectic annual festival began on Friday with Eminem topping the bill. Slim Shady brought out surprise guest Rihanna to duet on their hits "Love The Way You Lie" and "The Monster." Then the Pop singer stuck around to fill Dido's shoes on the Eminem classic "Stan." U.K. rockers Arctic Monkeys are riding on their biggest wave of U.S. success right now, and closed out one of the two main stages on Friday as well. Lorde continued her victory lap behind her breakthrough debut album with a prime slot on Friday, while Iggy Azalea drew a huge crowd for her late afternoon performance. Alt-rockers Broken Bells, CHVRCHES, Interpol, Phantogram and The Kooks were all among Friday's big names as well.

Day two of Lollapalooza was topped by this summer's music festival mainstays, Outkast, while EDM superstar Calvin Harris closed out the night across Grant Park. Both Spoon and Jenny Lewis have brand new albums and played well-received sets as the sun went down over the Windy City. The varied nature of the Lollapalooza lineup was on display as Rapper Nas performed opposite catchy Pop/Rock group Foster The People, following sets from the likes of Grouplove, Fitz & The Tantrums, Kate Nash and many others.

Childish Gambino rocks the crowd.

The third and final day of Lollapalooza was a rainy, muddy affair, but that did not dampen the music. Fans were treated to Hip-Hop sets from Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper, who brought out hometown hero R. Kelly during his set to sing a little "Bump 'n Grind" and "Ignition (Remix)." Gambino's crowd-pleasing performance was intense as he offered free-style rhymes as well as songs like "3005," "Crawl," "Worldstar" and "The Worst Guys."

Cage The Elephant played an energetic early evening set despite the foul weather, and the torrential downpour continued for The Avett Brothers. However, that didn't stop people from dancing in the giant mud pit during songs like "Laundry Room" and their cover of George Jones' "And the Race Is On." After sets from Young The Giant and Crystal Castles came the final headliners of night three: Skrillex and Kings of Leon. Skrillex dropped a barrage of a beats from inside a booth designed to look like a space jet, while a huge crowd of kids screamed with joy. Meanwhile, Kings of Leon was across the park delivering their brand of Rock & Roll with hits like "Sex On Fire," "Supersoaker," "Use Somebody" and a cover of Robyn's "Dancing On My Own."

Lollapalooza organizers have already announced that next year's festival will be held from July 31 to August 2, 2015 in the usual venue of Chicago's Grant Park.




 
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