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August 11, 2018

Photo Essay: Lollapalooza 2018


Lollapalooza attracted more than 100,000 each day to the music festival in Grant Park on August 2-5.

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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The Regrettes played an acoustic preshow in River North on Wednesday, August 1.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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English singer Nick Mulvey performs on Thursday, August 2.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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Cuco performs at the Bud Light stage on Thursday.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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A crowd at Perry's stage, where electronica acts play.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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Travis Scott headlined Thursday night, debuting the song 5% Tint from his new album Astroworld, which was released that night.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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At one point Travis Scott complained about his V.I.P. section, saying, "One thing I do hate is a privileged section." If they didn't show more energy, he said, "I'll have to remove y'all and fill it up."

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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Still, he hardly performed any music from his new album for the large festival crowd, instead debuting most of it later in the evening at a private show for V.I.P.s.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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His Thursday night performance drew one of the largest crowds.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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Cuco plays an aftershow Thursday night at Subterranean in Wicker Park.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon
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Tyler, the Creator performed on Friday at the Grant Park stage.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon

 

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St. Vincent performed decked in neon (as were her guitars, of which she had many of the same design but different colors)

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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St. Vincent steps away from her guitar to close the show with a version of her song "New York" but replaced with Chicago references

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Artist Daya on the Lake Shore stage

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Indie, dream pop singer Lykke Li

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Singer-songerwriter Amy Shark

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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John Splithoff steps into the crowd

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Festival goers about to pose for pictures

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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The Weeknd closed out Saturday night on Grant Park stage

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Fire exploded from the stage during The Weeknd's set

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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People dance in the streets to Zedd as they head towards the exit

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Zedd lights up the night

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Kali Uchis sprays the crowd

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Gucci Mane attracts a massive crowd

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Goldlink performs on the American Eagle stage

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Carly Rae Jepsen, a bit before an audience member gave her a sword

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Indie rock band The Vaccines

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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LL Cool J

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Lil Uzi Vert, before his (semi) mic drop

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Madison Beer, who performed earlier in the festival, watches Medasin's set from the side of the stage

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Electronic DJ Medasin

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Odesza closes out the last night of Lollapalooza on Bud Light stage

Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon
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Brooke Nagler / The Chicago Maroon

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