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Lollapalooza, Taste Of Chicago, Air and Water Show canceled amid COVID-19

Lollapalooza in 2015

Rebecca Meluch, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

June 9, 2020

After weeks of speculation, Lollapalooza, the Air and Water Show and Taste of Chicago have been cancelled by city officials, according to Block Club Chicago. The article reported the city announced that all large permitted outdoor events have been cancelled through Labor Day, Sept. 7.  The recent...

Here’s what to expect this year at Lollapalooza

Here’s what to expect this year at Lollapalooza

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

February 24, 2020

It’s that time of the year again – Lollapalooza lineup speculation season. Convenient gaps in touring schedules, new releases and other festival lineups serve as the basis for the majority of fan predictions. With tickets and the lineup dropping in a month, social media is buzzing with fans’ hopes...

Yung Gravy on sampling, disco, M.I.L.F.s and more

Yung Gravy hops into the crowd at the BMI stage, surprising fans.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 7, 2019

The gravy train came to a screeching halt at Lollapalooza on Sunday when Yung Gravy, a rapper from Minnesota whose real name is Matthew Hauri, brought a bit of break-the-rules fun to the festival. The DePaulia had the opportunity to interview Hauri before his set. Here’s what he had to say:

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 4

Shaquille O'Neal performs on day four of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Chicago.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 5, 2019

And just like that, Lollapalooza 2019 is over. Here are some of the fourth day’s highlights.  Just Loud When Virginia-born artist Just Loud took the Toyota Music Den stage, a small crowd of 30-to-40-somethings gathered around the stage. But when he broke into the first falsetto notes of his...

Festival-goer dies at Lollapalooza for second year running

Festival-goer dies at Lollapalooza for second year running

Associated Press

August 5, 2019

Officials say that for the second year in a row, a festival-goer has died at Lollapalooza. Melissa Stratton, a spokeswoman for Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications, says the attendee was taken from the event in critical condition Saturday night and died at a hospital. She says...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 3

J Balvin performs on day three of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Chicago.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 4, 2019

The day three Lollapalooza lineup may not have seemed all that exciting at first glance, but with the big names starting later in the day, lesser-known artists were given an opportunity to break through. Here were some of the day’s highlights. Aaron Aye Aaron Aye walked onto the Bud Light Dive Bar stage ...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 2

Janelle Monae performs on day two of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Chicago.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 3, 2019

Just like that, Lollapalooza 2019 is already halfway over. Attendees were far from pessimistic, and whether it was the stronger lineup or simply second-day excitement, Friday’s energy was much higher than Thursday’s. But with higher energy brought greater risk-taking, and many of those risks cam...

Not all sunscreen allowed at Lollapalooza 2019 gates

Not all sunscreen allowed at Lollapalooza 2019 gates

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 2, 2019

Lollapalooza attendees are no longer allowed to bring in sunscreen, including rub-on sunscreen, which was originally allowed, into the festival grounds. "Some people are using the containers to bring in alcohol, so they're not letting anyone take it in," a staff member said at the north most general...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 1

Hozier performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Chicago.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 2, 2019

The first day of Lollapalooza 2019 couldn’t have been more perfect—large but contained crowds, minimal issues with the artists’ performances and not a cloud in the sky. In fact, for a festival which is notorious for poor (though predictable) Midwestern weather, a better Day One is hard to imagi...

Lollapalooza lineup leaves much to be desired

Lollapalooza lineup leaves much to be desired

Noah Festenstein, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

On the first four days of August, Chicago’s Grant Park looks to attract many in its 15th annual Lollapalooza music festival, but the majority of DePaul students are not attracted to it. With the lineup of acts now released, students have expressed diverse feelings toward deciding whether to go. This ...

Lollapalooza 2018 Recap: Saturday

DePaul student and local artist Femdot preforms at Lollapalooza. (Callie Craig / The DePaulia)

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

August 5, 2018

Going to three days of Lollapalooza in a row is an accomplishment in itself, but to do so in almost 100 degree weather? That’s something else entirely. But that’s what thousands of people did on Saturday, and I was among them. Under the blistering sun, most Lolla goers remained unfazed by the heat, b...

Five acts that will break out post-Lolla

The crowd endures the rain during Lollapalooza 2014. (Courtney Jacquin / The DePaulia)

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018

Lolla’s not just about the headliners. Aside from the big names that will be rocking Grant Park this summer, the iconic festival features a ton of lesser known artists that are often overlooked when lineup announcements come out. While all are talented, only a select few will climb the ladder of succes...

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