Lollapalooza 2022 braces for headliners Metallica, J. Cole, Green Day, Dua Lipa

Get ready to lose Lollapa with this stellar musical lineup.

Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival is set to kick off Thursday through Sunday, and the big roster of performers is definitely something to shout about.

With some of the biggest names in music performing on the many stages of Grant Park, Illinois, there’s something for everyone to pull off their best dance moves.


Thursday’s lineup sets the tone for a few music-filled days, with none other than rapper Lil Baby and iconic heavy metal band Metallica headlining Day 1.

Electronic music king Zhu, known for his mega hits such as “Cold Blooded”, “Faded” and “Working For It”, will also join Thursday’s lineup.

Tove Lo and Jazmine Sullivan are also set to take to the main stage on Thursday.

Heavy metal band Metallica are set to top off the festival's opening night.
Heavy metal band Metallica are set to top off the festival’s opening night.
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And if you thought Thursday’s lineup was hard to top, Day 2 might have you doubting it.

Music fans can let off steam to the pumping tracks of Machine Gun Kelly on the main stage, as he and singer Dua Lipa headline Friday on their respective stages.

Other performers include rockers Royal Blood and rapper Don Toliver who will take to the main stage ahead of MGK.

Grammy Award-winning rapper J. Cole is Saturday's headliner.
Grammy Award-winning rapper J. Cole is Saturday’s headliner.
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R&B singer Tinashe will rock with the crowd during her hour-long set. “Heat Waves” hitmakers Glass Animals will also perform, taking the stage just before “New Rules” singer Dua Lipa.


Starting the weekend strong on Saturday is a host of musical acts that need no introduction.

With the one and only J. Cole headlining, fans are going to get their rap fix as the “No Role Modelz” hitmaker is sure to sing along to some of his classics.

“New Rules” hitmaker Dua Lipa will take the stage on Friday as a headliner.
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Rapper Big Sean is also set to take the stage for an hour-long set just before J. Cole wraps up the night.

On another stage, singer Willow – daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – will go wild during her 45-minute set.

The “Transparent Soul” and “Meet Me At Our Spot” singer is sure to set the mood with her catchy tunes.

The official programming of Lollapalooza 2022.
The official lineup of Lollapalooza 2022.

Kygo will end the evening on another stage during his one and a half hour DJ set. Rappers YG and Lil Durk will also perform at different times.


The final day of the iconic festival is set to see none other than Green Day crown the weekend.

The ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ hitmakers are set to take the stage right after Italian band Måneskin, who found global stardom after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021.

Green Day will headline the final music day of the festival on Sunday.
Green Day will headline the final music day of the festival on Sunday.
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“Boom Clap” singer Charli XCX is set to perform before The Kid LAROI, known for his hits “Stay” and “Not Sober,” takes the stage.

Dominic Fike is also on stage. Although he was initially known for his successful music career, the ‘3 Nights’ hitmaker rocketed to worldwide fame after landing the role of Elliot in season two of ‘Euphoria.’

According to officials, around 385,000 festival-goers attended Lollapalooza last year.

The festival will be available to stream exclusively through Hulu.

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