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7 Lollapalooza Acts You Shouldn’t Miss

The lineup for the 2022 edition of Lollapalooza dropped and it’s stacked from top to bottom. There’s a little something for everyone with acts like Metallica, Dua Lipa, and Kygo all on the bill. What began as a farewell tour in 1991 for Jane’s Addiction has morphed into a yearly event that simply can’t be missed.

The weekend-long show takes place at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois July 28-31. The massive park has been home to the festival since 2005. While tickets start at $350, festival organizers offered up a layaway plan that starts at just $19.99. Expensive? Yes. But worth it.

For the purpose of our little article here, we wanted to focus less on the bands in big letters at the top of the bill and more on some of the deserving acts that appear a little further on down the poster. So, here’s a look at seven acts that we’d make sure we were right up in the pit for their set.

For the full lineup, you can visit the Lollapalooza website or follow along on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on the weekend-long live stream, link up with Hulu.

7. Bob Moses

Electronic duo Bob Moses broke out in 2015 with the Grammy-winning single “Tearing Me Up’. Consisting of Jim Vallance and Tom Howie, they’re back with new music for you to check out when you have a minute. Or nearly four minutes as the case may be.

6. Kennyhoopla

Indie pop-rocker Kennyhoopla burst onto the scene with 2020s “How Will I Rest in Peace if I’m Buried by a Highway. He’s gone on to collaborate with Travis Barker, grandson, and The Neighbourhood. His high-energy performances have become the stuff of legend. His new single Dirty White Vans was produced by Travis Barker x Dwilly.

5. Girl In Red

Norwegian singer/songwriter Girl in Red has a major hit on her hands with 2021s “Serotonin” and has been selling out shows ever since. Not afraid to address serious subject manners in her music, fans are drawn to her honesty and conviction. Don’t miss her at Lollapalooza, you can thank us later.

4. Maneskin

We’re a little embarrassed to say we were having a hard time pronouncing their name when we first heard of them. So we wrote an article about it so we sound smart when talking about Maneskin. You can confirm you’re saying it right here. These Italian rockers have taken the world by storm in the last 18 months and have a bright future ahead of them.

3. Manchester Orchestra

Formed out of Atlanta in 2004, Manchester Orchestra hasn’t had a lot of radio hits but bands like this don’t need the radio to be successful. They have a close connection with their fans and that’s what counts. Expect those fans to be out in force for their set at Lollapalooza.

2. Dashboard Confessional

Chris Carrabba is a national treasure. A prolific songwriter and emo king, Dashboard Confessional just released their latest studio album All The Truth That I Can Tell in February.

1. Billy Strings

Bluegrass? Really? Yes, really. Billy Strings is the real deal and will surely entertain the masses. His songs have a throwback vibe but with a modern sensibility. And he’s up for a couple of Grammy Awards. Not too shabby.

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