An estimated 300,000 people are expected to show up to Lollapalooza 2014 this weekend in Grant Park, Chicago, to watch a superstar lineup that includes Lorde, Kings of Leon, Chance the Rapper, Skrillex and dozens of others. While all those fans paid hundreds of dollars for a ticket, fans stuck at home can still watch (and listen) to much of the festival free online via livestream.
Lollapalooza.com has made it possible to livestream more than 50 acts through the weekend. With a packed park, and a lineup of A-list headliners that also includes Eminem, OutKast and Arctic Monkeys, it might even be possible to enjoy more of the acts by watching from your own home.
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Potential highlights later in the weekend include Jenny Lewis, riding high on the critical love for her latest album “The Voyager.” Formerly the lead singer of Rilo Kiley, Lewis reminded fans that she is still the queen of Fleetwood Mac-inspired indie rock with the video for her song “Just One of the Guys,” starring Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathway in drag.
Also slated for a big weekend is White Denim. The Texas quartet has released a string of albums adored by fans of jazzy, funk-inspired prog rock but, perhaps not surprisingly based on that description, has yet to find a strong footing in the popular lexicon.
“It’s the danger and surprise, the element of the unknown, that keeps it exciting,” guitarist Austin Jenkins told the Guardian of performing at Lollapalooza last year. “Not just for us but for people watching, too. I like seeing musicians communicating with each other rather than replicating exactly what’s on their records.”
The full schedule, which Lollapalooza organizers have advised is subject to change, is attached below (all times are in Central Standard Time).
FRIDAY CHANNEL 1: 2:15: Wrestlers 3:00: Bombay Bicycle Club 4:00: Kodaline 5:00: Interpol 6:00: Chvrches 7:00: Lorde 8:30: Arctic Monkeys
CHANNEL 2: 2:15: Courtney Barnett 3:00: J. Roddy Walston & The Destroyers 4:00: Jagwar Ma 5:00: Portugal. The Man 6:00: Above & Beyond 7:15: The Glitch Mob 8:30: Zedd
CHANNEL 3: 2:00: Into It. Over It. 3:00: Brillz 4:00: Perry/Etty Vs. Joachim Gerraud 5:00: Blood Orange 6:00: Rudimental 7:00: Broken Bells 8:00: Lykke Li 9:00: Phantogram
SATURDAY CHANNEL 1: 2:15: Wildcat! Wildcat! 3:00: Kate Nash 4:00: Vance Joy 5:00: Fitz & The Tantrums 6:00: Grouplove 7:00: Foster The People 8:15: OutKast
CHANNEL 2: 2:15: Jungle 3:00: Meg Myers 3:45: The Tender Trap 4:45: Warpaint 5:45: The Manchester Orchestra 6:45: Spoon 8:00: Jenny Lewis 8:45: Calvin Harris
CHANNEL 3: 2:15: Ratking 3:15: Duke DuMont 4:15: Phosphorescent 5:15: Smallpools 6:00: Gramatik 7:00: Martin Garrix 8:00: The Head And The Heart 8:45: Krewella
SUNDAY CHANNEL 1: 2:05: Shy Girls 2:35: Jemini Club 3:15: Bleachers 4:00: Cage The Elephant 5:00: Chromeo 6:00: The Avett Brothers 7:15: Childish Gambino 8:30: Kings Of Leon
CHANNEL 2: 2:05: Bear Hands 2:45: White Denim 3:30: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 4:30: London Grammar 5:30: The 1975 6:15: Flosstradamus 7:15: Young The Giant 8:30: Skrillex
CHANNEL 3: 2:15: Lindsey Lowend 3:00: GTA 4:00: RAC 5:00: Glen Hansard 6:00: The Airborne Toxic Event 6:45: Cut Copy 7:45: Flume 8:45: Chance The Rapper