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Lollapalooza 2023 Lineup Predictions & Rumors

Can you believe it’s 2023?! We’re back for a brand new year all about our guesses and predictions for the 2023 Lollapalooza lineup predictions. As per usual, I come up with these guesses based on my own research as well as intense sifting through the Lollapalooza Reddit Thread: I will never take credit for everything listed below as the members of said thread do an incredible job sleuthing.

FIRST UPDATE MADE ON 1/27/2023
SECOND UPDATE ON 1/31/2023

HEADLINERS

The 1975 – The last time The 1975 was supposed to perform at Lollapalooza was in 2020, and we all know what happened that year. With their last appearance at the festival in 2018, they’re bound to make an appearance again soon, this time as a sub or headliner. 

Here’s another source

Above & Beyond – They are headlining VELD Festival in Toronto from August 4-6. Toronto is obviously a stone’s throw from Chicago.

Kendrick Lamar – Kendrick’s playing O’Sheaga the same weekend as Lollapalooza: this Canadian festival always shares a large percentage of acts as Lolla.

Lil Nas X

Odesza/Rufus Du Sol

Paramore – No Chicago date announced during their tour for next spring-summer, playing in Minnesota on August 3, right before Lolla. 

Here’s another source

SZA – Has never played Lolla, recently dropped a new album, is headlining Hangout Fest.

PRE-HEADLINERS:

Carly Rae Jepsen – Hasn’t played Lolla since 2018

Maggie Rogers – Chicago date in Feb, playing in Iowa for a festival during the same weekend as Lollapalooza – basically a lock.

Olivia Rodrigo – Buzz around a new album, rumors are swirling she’ll be at Coachella.

Omar Apollo – He’s touring with SZA, so I’d like to think they’d both end up on the lineup.

Phoebe Bridgers – Phoebe was supposed to hit Lolla for her debut in 2020, and with rumors of new music in 2023, this one would make sense. Side note: I do think it’s possible that Phoebe gets a headline spot on The Grove.

EDIT – I don’t see Phoebe headlining as it seems like she’ll be playing shows with boygenius this summer, who just announced a show in Chicago at the end of June.

Sylvan Esso

TIESTO – Also playing VELD Festival from August 4-6 and do not have any Chicago dates listed on their website this year.

GENERAL LINEUP:

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Backseat Lovers – Going on tour next spring and conveniently will not be hitting Chicago during the tour, also playing Hangout Fest

Blu DeTiger – Has never played Lollapalooza

Chappell Roan

Chloe George

Dora Jar

Ella Jane

Half Alive – Last played Lolla in 2019, doing a spring tour in ’23, hitting Chicago in May. Enough time to come back for August.

Jean Dawson – Has never played Lollapalooza

Lizzy McAlpine – Plays Chicago in April ’23, has never played Lolla, has no dates listed online past mid-June

Maisie Peters – Playing Lollapalooza Paris and does not have any dates clashing with Lollapalooza weekend (so far)

Montell Fish

Niall Horan – Just announced a new album and is playing Lollapalooza Paris

Nick Hakim – Just started a winter tour and is not coming to Chicago, has shows in Indianapolis and Madison at the end of July

Noah Cyrus

Noah KahanSource

Orville Peck

Rina Sawayama – Hit Chicago in April ’22, has never played Lolla, no tour dates past Feb listed on website. 

Sabrina Carpenter

Samia – Playing Chicago w/ Tommy Lefroy in Feb 2023, has never played Lolla

Sofi Tukker – They are also playing VELD Festival from August 4-6 and do not have any Chicago dates listed on their website this year. They’re also playing Coachella and Bonnaroo.

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Tomberlin

Tommy Lefroy – Has never played Lollapalooza

Wallice

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2 comments on “Lollapalooza 2023 Lineup Predictions & Rumors

  1. I dont see ant rock bands on this list?

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    • Definitely lots of rock omitted from my predictions list, I focus on primarily the genres I listen to, as you’ll notice not many rap or EDM acts are listed either! 🙂

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