With 1 extra day on the roster this year, Lollapalooza will entertainment tens of thousands of festival goers and mark a monumental weekend. The 25th annual event will be hosted at Chicago’s very own Grant Park on July 28th through 31st – featuring artists from many different genres. J Cole, Future, Martin Garrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more acts will be accompanying the crowd for the weekend. We have gone through the entire list and concluded 5 electronic dance music acts that you most definitely should not miss (in no particular order).
When Zhu first started putting out quality work, the electronic dance music community were intrigued by his music and his identity. It was even rumored that Skrillex was behind this character at one point. With his identity no longer remaining a question, Steven Zhu has released chart topping tracks such as “Faded”, “Automatic”, and more recently “In the Morning”. His unique, deep house influenced beats has brought a breath of fresh air to the monotonous mainstream EDM. He will be playing on Sunday at 9pm.
#4 Louis The Child
Merely 18 -years old, Freddy Kennett and Robbie Hauldren hail from the city of Chicago. They rose to fame in the past 2 years with their remixes of “Blasé”, “Gengis Khan”, and a original track that was featured in the FIFA – “It’s Strange”. Their unique style of production has brought future bass back into the spotlight. Do not be fooled by their young age, they have performed in major festivals such as Ultra Miami, Coachella, Firefly and many more. We will definitely be seeing this duo a lot more in the years to come. Louis The Child will be playing on Sunday at 4pm.
Need I say more? Harley Edward Streten, aka Flume, rose to fame after his self-titled album back in 2012. His work revolves around experimental and down-tempo house. His achievements includes the #17 spot on UK dance chart on the remix of “You & Me” and the double platinum accreditation in Australia. On top of that, he released a brand new album last week, titled “Skin”. This album features many interesting artists including Vic Mensa, Tove Lo, AlunaGeorge, and many more. He will be playing on Sunday at 6:30 pm.
#2 Seven Lions
I am sure that most of you electronic dance music fans are more than familiar with Seven Lions. His captivating dubstep influenced house music conveys emotions like no other. His music is very recognizable and memorable, the intense ups and downs in his tracks leaves you craving more. Furthermore, Seven Lions always pours his heart and soul into the live shows, you can see that he really enjoys what he does on stage and that feeling echoes into the crowd – providing a incomparable energy that you won’t see at other performances. He will be playing on Sunday at 4:30 pm.
#1 Hayden James
Though this name may not ring a bell, you can be rest assured that Australian native Hayden James will put on one heck of a show. His chill electronic vibe will refresh your long weekend of dancing to heavy electro house and dubstep. His first single “Permission to Love” reached #1 on Hypemachine upon release and he soon rose to fame after that. One of his most iconic work “Something About You” has been remixed by Odesza and many others. Hayden James will be playing on Friday at 1:50 pm.