Lollapalooza, taking place August 1-4 in Chicago’s Grant Park, has announced its 2019 lineup to include headliners Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, The Strokes, Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, Flume, The Chainsmokers, and J Balvin. With more than 170 bands performing on eight stages, additional acts include Lil Wayne, Janelle Monae, Death Cab For Cutie, Tenacious D, Gary Clark Jr., 21 Savage, Kacey Musgraves, Meek Mill, Hozier, Alesso, RL Grime, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Fitz & the Tantrums, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers, Shaquille O’Neill as Diesel, and many more. Tickets are currently on sale for $130 and up for single-day tickets or $340 and up for 4-day tickets.
Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place July 19-21 in Chicago’s Union Park, has announced its 2019 lineup to include headliners HAIM, Robyn, and The Isley Brothers (60th Anniversary Celebration). Additional acts include Belle & Sebastian, Mavis Staples, Charli XCX, Stereolab, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile, Low, Pusha T, Parquet Courts, Freddie Gibbs, Sky Ferreira, Whitney, Jeremih, Cate Le Bon, Julia Holter, Cairo, Soccer Mommy and more. Tickets are currently on sale for $75 and up for single-day tickets or $175 and up for a 3-day pass.
Spring Awakening Music Festival, taking place June 7-9, has announced its 2019 lineup as well as a new location as Chicago’s leading electronic music festival has moved from Addams/Medill Park to a new 27-acre site at Poplar Creek in suburban Hoffman Estates. This year’s lineup includes headliners DJ Snake, Griz, Martin Garrix, Zedd, Illenium, and Rezz, with additional acts including Benny Benassi, Dillon Francis, Rusko, Galantis, Audien, Excision, Flosstradamus X 4B, What So Not, Yellow Claw, Zomboy and more. Tickets are currently on sale for $59 and up per day or $179 and up for a 3-day pass.
After taking 2018 off, Chicago Open Air is back for its third year in 2019 at Bridgeview’s SeatGeek Stadium (formerly known as Toyota Park). Taking place May 18-19, the 2019 edition of the metal/hard rock-focused event will include Tool, System of a Down, The Prodigy, Ghost, Meshuggah, Gojira, The Fever 333, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more. The event, co-produced by Live Nation and Danny Wimmer Presents, will also include Chicago-centric food offerings and regional craft beers including Revolution Brewing. Tickets are now on sale for $100 and up.