25 Years Ago, Rage Against the Machine Whipped Their Dicks Out in Protest

At Lollapalooza '93, the outspoken rock band hung dong for 15 straight minutes to combat music censorship.
Cam Lindsay
festivals 2016

Lollapalooza's Chicago Performers Proved Just How Vital the City's Music Is Right Now

Vic Mensa, Towkio, Joey Purp, Saba, Smino, and other Chicago artists connected the city's various threads and offered a strong argument that it has the most exciting rap scene anywhere.
Britt Julious
festivals 2016

Lollapalooza Will Never Stop Being Fun, Even on the Fourth Dang Day

We saw sets from D.R.A.M., Third Eye Blind, and Ellie Goulding while everyone had an extremely good time.
Petya Shalamanova
festivals 2016

Festival Anti-Fashion Is the Best Fashion

Lollapalooza isn't fashionable; it's practical. And these were the hottest non-looks of the season.
Britt Julious
festivals 2016

Double Vision: Lollapalooza Style Is All About Matching Outfits Now

At this year's festival, standing out is about strength in numbers.
Britt Julious
festivals 2016

Neon Shoes and Nuggets Jerseys: Scenes of Lollapalooza 2016, Day Three

Red Hot Chili Peppers , Vic Mensa, and Jane's Addiction topped the bill, oddly attired people made it special.
VICE Staff
festivals 2016

The World is Mostly Water: Scenes of Lollapalooza 2016, Day Two

The rain came down in Chicago and everyone kept on festivaling.
VICE Staff
festivals 2016

Live Music Is so Rad! Scenes of Lollapalooza 2016, Day One

The festival's 25th year in Chicago's Grant Park stretches out over four days, with day one kicking off with sets from Kehlani, Danny Brown, Towkio, The 1975, Lana Del Rey, and more.
Noisey Staff

Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza Founder, Hates EDM, Wants a New Festival Without the Darned Thing

"I hate EDM. I want to vomit it out of my nostrils."
Alex Robert Ross

How a 20-Year-Old Punk Kid and the Minutemen Pioneered Mainstream Music Festival Culture

Stuart Swezey's Desolation Center shows were illicit desert festivals—drug-addled parties for LA punks which would influence Coachella and Lollapalooza and then disappear as quickly as they came.
Joseph Bien-Kahn

Never Thirsty: A Week in Chicago with Mick Jenkins

The Chicago-via-Huntsville rapper prides himself on his coded yet deliberate message. With his new project 'Wave[s]', the 24-year-old makes a statement, whether he wants to or not.
Dan Hyman

How to Find Your Friends at a Festival

We've compiled a list of the most efficient search strategies with the help of rescuers, robots, and sharks.
Joost Mollen