In the middle of his set at Lollapalooza Friday night, Childish Gambino a. Donald Glover went down into the security pit and took a moment to admire the crowd and the downtown Chicago skyline. Lollapalooza is one of the most popular, and certainly one of the most recognized, festivals in the world, and Glover is right that its setting makes it special. But the country, and the Midwest specifically, is overrun with festivals that have followed in its footsteps. Milwaukee's Summerfest, the world's largest music festival, reported its lowest attendance since this year. And Lollapalooza sales were the slowest in recent memory.
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Performances include but are not limited to alternative rock , heavy metal , punk rock , hip hop , and electronic music. Lollapalooza has also provided a platform for non-profit and political groups and various visual artists. The four-day music festival in Chicago's Grant Park hosts an estimated , people each year [ when? Conceived and created in by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until , and was revived in From its inception through and its revival in , the festival toured North America. In , the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, but poor ticket sales forced the tour to be cancelled. In it was announced that Lollapalooza would remain in Chicago while also debuting outside the United States, with a branch of the festival staged in Chile 's capital Santiago on April 2—3, where they partnered up with Santiago-based company Lotus. The word—sometimes alternatively spelled and pronounced as lollapalootza or lalapaloosa  —or "lallapaloosa" P. The word has also caused a slang suffix to appear in event-planning circles as well as in news and opinion shows that is used synonymously with other suffixes like "a-go-go", "o-rama", etc. The suffix " a palooza" is often used to imply often in hyperbolic language that an entire event or crowd was made over that term, e.
The Lollapalooza daily lineup is here, and the Chicago mega-festival is saving the best for last. Top-of-the-bill headliner Ariana Grande will be closing out the four-day festival in Grant Park, running Aug. The fest's opening night headliner lineup is less enticing — the Strokes and Chainsmokers — with recent Coachella headliners Childish Gambino and Tame Impala going head-to-head on Friday, Aug. Saturday's headliners include J. Balvin — the first Lollapalooza headliner whose songs are almost exclusively in Spanish — and Twenty One Pilots, who had a crowd size that rivaled Paul McCartney the last time they played Lolla in