Lollapalooza 2022 is on the calendar and Metallica and Green Day are amongst the headliners for the July event. Returning to Chicago for 2022, Lollapalooza has quite the variety with more than 170 artists and eight stages.
Joining Metallica and Green Day will be Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby and Kygo. Jane’s Addiction will be a special guest, plus Glass Animals, Big Sean, The Kid Laroi, Charli XCX, Kaskade, Willow, Royal Blood, Tove Lo and many others will be performing.
Metallica first appeared at Lollapalooza in 1996 and caused a bit of an uproar as alt music fans thought the “heavy” mainstream rock band would kill the format. Thankfully, they did not, and now Lolla has a variety of acts for all fans. I mean, who only likes ONE kind of music anyway? It could also get interesting as some of the artists who covered Metallica for the monster “Blacklist” album will be at Lollapalooza; Royal Blood for instance, who recorded “Sad But True.” We can expect originals from the band themselves, such as “Enter Sandman,” “Fade to Black,” “Wherever I May Roam,” and “Seek & Destroy.”
We just saw Green Day as part of the Super Bowl weekend festivities and we know they will destroy the Lolla stage! “When I Come Around,” “Basket Case,” “American Idiot,” and “Welcome to Paradise” in person with thousands of your closest fans!
As we know, Lollapalooza was created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction front-man Perry Farrell. What we don’t know is just what he will do on stage with the band at this year’s Lolla…
Since it is 2022, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) will be available for fans to purchase.
Lollapalooza happens July 28th through 31st at Chicago’s Grant Park. In addition to the music, there will be 35 chefs and restaurants, plus a ton of vendors and band merch. Four-day tickets start at $350 and are on sale now, so snap them up! One-day passes will go on sale at a later date.