North Coast Music Festival, taking place in Chicago’s Union Park September 1-3, has announced its 2017 lineup. Friday acts include Deadmau5 & Eric Prydz, Gucci Mane, Bonobo, Lettuce, and Badbadnotgood. Saturday acts include Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, STS9, Big Boi, and Manic Focus. Sunday acts include Ween, The Cool Kids, Elephante, and Destructo. Five surprise acts, including a Sunday headliner, are to be announced in addition to a live graffiti area, silent disco, and house dome. Tickets are currently on sale for $149 for a 3-day pass or $59 per day. PHOTO BY JOSHUA TIMMERMANS
Riot Fest Chicago, taking place September 15-17 in Douglas Park, has announced its first wave lineup to include headliners Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens of the Stone Age (Saturday), and Jawbreaker (Sunday). Additional acts include New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Death From Above 1979, Bad Brains, FIDLAR, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, Saul Williams, and more, in addition to the Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue and 25+ more artists to be announced. Tickets go sale today, April 19, on noon.
Lollapalooza, taking place in Grant Park August 3-6, has announced its 2017 lineup. North America’s largest festival will retain its expanded 4-day format which was initiated last year. Thursday acts include Muse, Lorde, Cage the Elephant, Wiz Khalifa, Spoon, Porter Robinson, Liam Gallagher, A-Trak, Baauer, and Temples. Friday acts include The Killers, Blink-182, DJ Snake, Run the Jewels, Foster the People, Ryan Adams, Gramatik, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, Crystal Castles, Little Dragon, and Cloud Nothings. Saturday acts include Chance the Rapper, The xx, Alt-J, The Head & the Heart, Kaskade, Mac DeMarco, Glass Animals, Vance Joy, and Warpaint. Sunday acts include Arcade Fire, Justice, Big Sean, The Shins, Zeds Dead, Tove Lo, Grouplove, Charli XCX, and Milky Chance. 3-day passes sold out within hours of going on sale, but 1-day passes are currently available for $120 per day.
Ravinia Festival, North America’s oldest music festival taking place in Highland Park’s Ravinia Park, has announced its 2017 summer concert lineup to include John Legend (June 10), Seu Jorge Presents The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie (June 15), Willie Nelson & Family (June 16), Aretha Franklin (June 17), Sammy Hagar & the Circle (June 19), Common (June 24), The Beach Boys (July 2), Booker T. Jones (July 6), Sheryl Crow (July 7), Blondie and Garbage (July 22), Andrew Bird (July 23), Santana (August 11-12), Alanis Morissette (August 25), John Mellencamp (August 26-27), Steve Nicks (September 9-10), and Smokey Robinson (September 15). You may view the full schedule here.