Festival season is in full force. With two months of great artists, events and tunes behind us, who’s to say we have to stop now? We’re packing our bags to spend a weekend filled with music and good vibes at Lollapalooza in the Windy City. Originally created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction, Lollapalooza has come a long way and has featured some of the biggest names in the music industry. Take a look at some of our favorite artists to hit the stage this time around.
Hot Chip: Originally from London, this electronic band spits out catchy tunes that will leave you wanting more. We recommend “Ready for the Floor” and “I Feel Better.”
Band of Horses: Formed in 2004, this rock band from Seattle is insanely talented. Check out “The Funeral” and “Slow Cruel Hands of Time.”
Lana Del Rey: Formally known as Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, Lana Del Rey is lyrically and vocally blessed. Check out hit songs like “Radio” and “Video Games.”
The Killers: This talented quartet has been rocking out to fans all over the planet. We recommend any song from the albums Sawdust and Battle Born.
Mumford and Sons: This British quartet has been creating a folk rock sound since 2007. We recommend checking out “Roll Away Your Stone” or their newest hit, “I Will Wait.”
Major Lazer: If you need a pick me up, head over to Major Lazer for an insanely fun time. Originally created by American DJ/Producer Diplo and British DJ/Producer, Switch, Major Lazer keeps the crowd jumping… literally. Check out videos from their performance at Coachella.
The Postal Service: The Postal Service has been pumping out romantically quirky songs since 2001. We recommend “Such Great Heights” and “Brand New Colony.”
Matt & Kim: This indie pop pair from Brooklyn is quite the duo. Their sound is so bright and funky that no matter how hard you try to resist dancing… your body will rebel and you will find yourself wiggling up a storm. Listen to “Daylight.” Another thing to note is that they make some killer playlists. Check out the one they created for us here.
Ellie Goulding: Not only is Ellie Goulding vocally talented, she’s multi-talented when it comes to playing instruments. The 26-year-old Brit has a unique voice that has landed her some awesome collaboration projects. Check out Skrillex’s “Summit” featuring Ellie, and “Starry Eyed.”
The Lumineers: Formed in Denver, this folk rock band writes insanely good lyrics and pairs them with their gifted musical skills. Dance the night away to “Flowers In Your Hair” and “Ho Hey.”
Phoenix: This alternative rock band has been around for more than a decade and they continue to put out catchy and high energy sound. Check out their newest album Bankrupt! Or, go for some of their older songs like “Run Run Run” and “Summer Days.”
Alt-J: One of the more—if not most!—buzzed about new bands. The unique blend of post-rock, folk and electronic elements doesn’t sound quite like anything else… and maybe that’s why it’s so addictive. Check out “Dissolve Me” and “Matilda.”
Two Door Cinema Club: This Irish powerhouse will have you dancing all night long to their new wave rock sound. Listen to “Something Good Can Work” and “Sleep Alone.”
Vampire Weekend: Formed in New York City, Vampire Weekend has a unique sound that is known to fans all over the world. We love “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” and their hit album, Contra.