BY TER STAFF
For another straight year, Lollapalooza did not disappoint for its sold out crowd. With fans traveling all over the world for the Windy City music festival, this year’s lineup had high expectations and Lolla met every one of them. Fans enjoyed headlining performances from artists like Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Arcade Fire and MUSE, while also catching sets from some of the most exciting newcomers in music today.
And from Thursday afternoon to Sunday night, we have compiled our list of some of the most memorable moments we will have to look back on from Lolla 2017.
Check out our favorite moments from Lollapalooza 2017 below.
Photos by Dan Garcia/The Source/The Early Registration
Liam Gallagher Walks Off Stage After 20-Minutes
In a very Liam Gallagher fashion, the English rocker walked off stage and ended his performance after just a few songs. While many speculate it was due to the lackluster crowd side or his 5 PM slot, Gallagher later tweeted that he was having voice issues which caused him to abruptly leave without an explanation to fans. This may be a “not so top movement”, but it’s one we won’t soon forget.
Ryan Adams Brings His Tour to Chicago
After killing it for a Chicago crowd at an official Lolla Afterparty, Ryan Adams returned to the stage to perform once again for his Windy City fans, this time at the big gig itself. Adams drew in a large crowd, and with his awesome backdrop of vintage televisions and amps, the stage was set for an amazing performance.
Arcade Fire Closes Things Out on Sunday Night
What better way to end Lollapalooza than with a headlining performance from Arcade Fire? But if you missed out, don’t worry, Win Butler and company will return to Chicago when they bring their headlining tour to the United Center in a few months.
Migos Make Up for Late Start
While travel issues caused the Migos to arrive to Lollapalooza nearly 20 minutes late, the ATL trio made up for it with an awesome performance. Performing cuts from their new LP, Culture, Quavo, Takeoff and Off-Set killed it this past weekend.
Sampha Blows Us Away
Sampha was in Chicago not long ago, when he was touring with fellow Lolla ’17 artists, The xx. But yet he still managed to blow us away with his beautiful voice. Fans at the Pepsi Stage Sunday night were in for a treat from the very beginning.
Cage The Elephant Comes Out Dress-ed To Impress
Matt Shultz is like no one else, and Cage The Elephant’s performance at Lollapalooza was further evidence of just that. Coming out in a sparkly purple dress, Shult’z Cage The Elephant still delivered a wild and energetic set, but just with a little more flare than usual.
Amine Goes From Fan to Performer
Amine is no stranger to Lollapalooza, as he attended the Chicago festival last year as a fan. But this year was a little more special for the ‘Caroline’ rapper as he performed for thousands at the Pepsi Stage. Performing tracks from his new album and brushing shoulder with Malia Obama, Amine definitely had an unforgettable weekend.
Lil Yachty Creates a Fire Hazard
Lollapalooza had a good problem on its hands when Lil Yachty was set to perform at the Tito’s Stage. Since releasing its full schedule many weeks ago, Lil Yachty has continued to blow up and he essentially became too big for the stage he performed on. The crowd at Tito’s was enormous and fans were packed together like a subway train in Japan, so much so that photographers stuck in the photo pit had to climb fences to escape backstage.
Of the many bands to put on epic supporting performances on the main stage were Glass Animals. David Bayley and his band gave praise to the city of Chicago, and rewarded the Lolla crowd with an amazing set.
Zara Larsson’s First U.S. Festival
Singer Zara Larsson was quick to show her excitement as the ‘Issues’ artist was performing her first ever festival date in the United States. Bringing a taste of Sweden to Chicago, Larsson’s set was an instant reminder of how many hit singles she has already worked on in the past couple years.
Vic Mensa Surprises Fans
Just hours before he stepped on stage at Perry’s, Vic Mensa announced that he would be delivering a short and sweet surprise set for his hometown festival. It was only a few years ago that Mensa risked his life trying to sneak into the festival, and now today he can draw in fans by the thousands for a surprise performance.
Big Sean Puts On a Big Performance
Perhaps our favorite performance of the entire weekend, Big Sean absolutely killed it. If you were there, than you need no other explanation, and if you weren’t then do yourself a favor and check out the GOOD Music rapper when he is in a city near you.