August is still a few months away, but the organizers of Lollapalooza are giving you plenty of time to plan out each day you spend at the festival this year. This morning, Lollapalooza's daily schedule was posted, confirming the lineup of headlining acts and giving you an idea of how much running around Grant Park you'll need to do to catch all of your favorite bands. Surely we're not the only ones who love to anticipate the beginning of summer music festival by debating the merits of seeing the Shins or Sampha.
Take a look at the complete Lollapalooza 2017 schedule and read through a few observations about each day's schedule below.
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Thursday, August 3
• For some reason, Lolla organizers have placed Lorde on the north end of the park and Muse on the much larger south field. Judging by the massive crowd that gathered at the New Zealand singer's 2014 set, this arrangement probably should have been reversed.
• There's a pretty incredible hip-hop block on the Bud Light stage in the afternoon ($UICIDEBOY$, Migos and Wiz Khalifa) followed by Lil Uzi Vert headlining the Pepsi stage. This also means that you'll almost certainly see "Bad and Boujee" performed at least twice.
Friday, August 4
• Friday night presents this classic conundrum: Are you human, are you dancer or are you going to sit through a modern Blink-182 set?
• It's an afternoon of premature nostalgia on the Bud Light stage, with Cloud Nothings, Tegan and Sara and Foster the People scheduled to perform.
Saturday, August 5
• Chance the Rapper is going to be the main draw on Sunday night (he sold out a 45,000-seat Chicago ballpark last summer, after all), so headlining festival sets from The xx, Mac Demarco and Kaskade will probably be unusually intimate.
• The south end of Grant Park hosts a British invasion on Saturday afternoon, with UK acts Glass Animals, Royal Blood and Alt-J performing one after the other.
Sunday, August 6
• Sunday afternoon offers up another killer block of hip-hop, with back-to-back sets from Lil Yachty, Beg Sean, Joey Bada$$ and Rae Sremmurd.
• Returning headliners Justice and Arcade Fire separate the Francophiles from the indie rock devotees with dueling closing sets.
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