From humble beginnings, Lollapalooza has grown into one of the most recognized music festival brands in North and South America.
The flagship Chicago fest took over Grant Park this weekend for the ninth annual event. The 200+ artists who perform are as diverse as the attendees, though dance music has always been well represented.
As EDM has exploded in popularity over the past few years, so has the size of the Lollapalooza stage exhibiting the sound. Perry’s Stage — named after Lollapalooza cofounder Perry Farrell — is dedicated to the dance loving crowd and is just as large as the other main stages.
Electronic artists of interest who performed included Steve Angello, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Flux Pavilion, Major Lazer, Dog Blood, Dada Life, Thievery Corporation, Crytsal Castles, Dillon Francis, Adventure Club, GRiZ, Disclosure, Modestep, Alex Clare, Baauer, Alvin Risk, Angel Haze, Lance Herbstrong, Art Department, Kill the Noise, Keys N Krates, Cherub, and more.
While we chose not to attend this year, you can read our thoughts on the festival as a whole in an article we published after attending last year’s event: Lollapalooza 2012: Highs and Lows.
Snaps: Lollapalooza 2013
Photos via Lollapalooza on Flickr