Past Lollas: 1992, 2007 (South America 2013)
Pearl Jam is a touring machine. The road dogs hit Wrigley a couple summers ago, and they have a long relationship with Lolla. That being said, they prefer to do their own thing.
Who will headline Lollapalooza 2015? We have a good idea. Here are odds of who will play Grant Park, from long shots like Kanye to sure bets like Sam Smith.
UPDATE: The official Lollapalooza lineup can be found here.
Predicting who will play Lollapalooza is not an exact science, but it is more than mere guesswork. A wealth of clues is lying on the Internet. First, there are the umpteen other summer music festivals. For example, the Squamish Festival in Canada the following August weekend has already released its bill. You can bet a bunch of those acts will be on the road for Lolla, which falls July 31–August 2. Then, of course, there are the numerous tour itineraries with suspcious Chicago gaps. Oh, like Florence + The Machine are just going to skip the third-biggest city in the US? Based on our detective work, here are the percent chances you will see certain big-name acts this year in Grant Park.
Because we're playing the odds, let's look at the most Vegas of numbers, 21 potential acts for Lollapalooza 2015.
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Chance they'll be there: 49%
Past Lollas: 2010, 2013
After wrapping up a European jaunt in mid-July, the reunited banjo-pop act are heading to Squamish Festival in Vancouver (which they list as being in the "US" on their tour page) on August 7. Hey, Chicago is in between Portugal and British Columbia. But, Mumford was just at Lolla in 2013 and are also the big get of competitor Bonnaroo.
Chance they'll be there: 91%
Past Lolla: 2012
The British belter has a new record soon, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The last time Florence hit the stage in 2012, surfing the blast of her popularity explosion, she easily outdrew the headliners on the north field. She should have been headlining then; she will be this time. She has a gap in her tour schedule for Lolla weekend. The only thing keeping this from 100%? She's in Europe in July and August. Still, planes.
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