Summer Music Festivals in the U.S.

By Jennifer M. Wood - 2013-07-02T16:42:05Z

Photograph courtesy of Lollapalooza

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Lollapalooza

Chicago

Dates: August 2–4, 2013

Lineup: The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, The Lumineers, Steve Aoki, Lana Del Rey, Matt & Kim, Kendrick Lamar, Eric Church, Ellie Goulding, Knife Party

What began as a farewell concert for Jane’s Addiction has morphed into one of the world’s best-known annual concerts—and a brand name unto itself. Like any true artist, Lollapalooza has evolved over time, welcoming new genres and cutting-edge artists into the fold throughout its 22-year history. This year, more than 130 artists in a variety of genres—indie, rock, hip-hop, electronica, reggae, roots and beyond—will hit one of multiple stages in Chicago’s Grant Park to continue the tradition of “rocking responsibly.”

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