Lollapalooza 2013 Continues to Entertain on Second DayBy: Emily Greene - August 3, 2013
Thousands of people are enjoying the second day of the three-day music festival, Lollapalooza, in Grant Park, Chicago, Ill.
The annual music festival always offers an array of music including popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, and it seems this year they’ve even thrown country music into the mix. Fans already enjoyed the musical stylings of Emeli Sande, Imagine Dragons, Queens of the Stone Age, The Killers, Lana Del Rey, and Nine Inch Nails on Friday. Saturday’s performances include Matt & Kim, Ellie Goulding, Eric Church, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, and Mumford & Sons. For those who will be in attendance on Sunday, be expected to see Alex Clare, Alt-J, Vampire Weekend, 2 Chainz, and The Cure.
All performances end at 10 p.m. each night.
The festival also includes dance and comedy performances, craft booths, and entertainment for the kiddos. Kidzapalooza is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the festival, and kids 10 and under get in free.
Chicago officials want to remind anyone planning to go that no outside food or drinks are allowed except for two sealed plastic water bottles. They also recommend using the Chicago Transit Authority buses or trains because many downtown roads will be closed.
For those not able to go, YouTube is streaming the festival so fans don’t miss anything.
Lollapalooza was created in 1991 by Perry Farrell, the lead singer of Jane’s Addiction. It started as a farewell tour for the band, which went across the United States and Canada, and ran until 1997. The festival was revived in 2003, but the 2004 tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales. In 2005, it was reformatted as a weekend destination festival in Grant Park. Since 2010, the festival has expanded to Santiago, Chile, São Paulo, Brazil, and Tel Aviv, Israel. With the success of the festival in Chicago, a deal was signed in 2008, keeping it at Grant Park until 2018.