Lollapalooza Wraps Up Another Successful Festival

photo by Dorion Lewis.

 

Lollapalooza by the Numbers

4 days for the event

8 stages

170+ bands

55 official after shows

 

photo by Dorion Lewis.

 

J.I.D.’s flow is so fast it’ll make your head spin. The Chicago-based rapper, signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville, had the crowd going crazy on Sunday at Lollapalooza. “Imma say Lollapalooza as many times as possible,” he said in between songs.

He performed his hit song, “Wells Fargo,” then tried a new one out for the crowd, “Hasta Luego.”

Hundreds of thousands attended 2019 Lollapalooza throughout the four-day event, which took place from Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 1-4, in Grant Park.

H.E.R, Normani, Lil Baby and Saba were among the performers on the first night. Tierra Whack, 21 Savage, Janelle Monae and Childish Gambino were on stage on Friday, Aug. 2. Rich the Kid, 6Lack, Gary Clark, Jr., J Balvin and Lil Wayne performed on Saturday, Aug. 3. Shaquille O’Neal, Denzel Curry and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators entertained on Sunday.

Rapper Meek Mill graced the Bud Light stage on Sunday. The rapper, whose given name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, recently got off probation in July, and, is the subject of Amazon’s “Free Meek” docuseries which is set to debut on Aug. 9.

“I need the whole [expletive] world to hear this,” Mill said before he performed his song “Dreams and Nightmares.” In the song, which was released as part of the album, “Dreams and Nightmares” in 2012, Mill raps, “I used to pray for times like this, to rhyme like this, So I had to grind like that to shine like this.”

While Ariana Grande headlined the final night, just across the way Sheck Wes put on a light show as he performed his hit “Mo Bamba.”

As the performers finished their final sets, crowds spilled from Grant Park onto Michigan Avenue.  And, with that, another Lollapalooza was done.

 

 

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