Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by ItsAndrew, Dec 20, 2018.
Who do we think is going to headline Lollapalooza in 2019?
While maybe not a top 4 headliner, I'm hoping The 1975 will be on this year.
The Raconteurs and The Strokes seem to be planning big reunions next year.
Foo Fighters / Childish Gambino / Twenty One Pilots / Imagine Dragons
??? / Kygo / Tame Impala / The 1975
I'd be surprised if Racs or The Strokes are on the bill. Lolla is doing it's best to distance itself more and more every year from traditional indie rock or any act who plays an instrument and was popular before 2005. With that, throw Foos on there as that lone act, albeit one that the kids seem to like.
I'll then throw Pearl Jam on the ACL bill, The Strokes on Pitchfork's as their #1 and maybe The Racs go Riot Fest OOOOOR maybe an awesome Aragon show followed by one of the big fests in 2020.
I really think and hope twenty one pilots will be on the top line. I also think Florence + the Machine is very likely.
I think they may book Kanye but who knows. Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and Frank Ocean all seem like a possibility. Kendrick in particular is way overdue for a Lolla appearance. I think we'll see Cardi B booked this year as well.
Tame Impala seems like a strong possibility for a Bud Light headliner. I'd be ecstatic if they booked Alabama Shakes, but I have no idea if they're looking at a comeback next year or not. I can't decide on The 1975 cus they have a Europe show August 6, and a Europe show July 26, but if they come over to do like Lolla and Osheaga it's not impossible. If LSD does festivals next year (the Labrinth, Sia, Diplo group), I could see them as a Bud Light headliner.
I wouldn't be shocked to see Panic! at the Disco play if they are on Bud Light, but I don't think they'd put Panic! and twenty one pilots both in the top 4. I also think one of these years we are due for a Fall Out Boy appearance.
Lana Del Rey could be back in play next year, but I'm not sure they'd have her back already since she played in 2016 and hasn't necessarily gotten more popular.
I'd love to see Lady Gaga play, but I don't know how likely it is. Ariana Grande or Rihanna also seem like possible pop stars they might go for.
Not necessarily headliners, but I'd love to see them add Janelle Monae or Kacey Musgraves (although either could also go to Pitchfork so who knows). I suspect we'll see both of them make strong festival pushes next year.
My best guess at a top 8:
Kanye West / Foo Fighters (or other rock act) / twenty one pilots / Florence + the Machine
Panic! at the Disco / Cardi B / Tame Impala / LSD
Tame Impala headlined Pitchfork this year, no way they headline Lollapalooza. The others I can see though.
Headlining Bud Light is possible. Bud Light often has smaller headliners. LCD Soundsystem went from headlining top 4 Lolla to headlining Pitchfork the next year (granted they had more hype from the reunion at Lolla). Also Tame headlined Pitchfork at the tale end of what has been a very long album cycle. Presumably, they will be releasing a new album this summer which will have a ton of hype and push them to the top 8.
Yeah, Tame Impala headlined Panorama in 2017, a bigger festival than P4K. They could def do it
Not being snarky I promise! But, does the Coachella lineup drop change your mind on Tame?
foo fighters eminem
Late reply, but it does because I did not think they were THAT popular.
Ariana Grande to Headline Lollapalooza 2019 (EXCLUSIVE)
Ok so if true, that's really exciting, but also kind of makes me mad she's at Coachella now cus that would've been a sick exclusive headliner and now she'll probably do something special for the Coachella show and Lolla will just be business as usual.
That being said this will be legendary.
It’s true. Lollapalooza had her booked before Coachella but then when Kanye backed out of Coachella she was the replacement.