Festivals are the best places to find new music. Here’s who we voted in as our Best Festival Lineup in 2019.
Best Festival Lineup: Lollapalooza 2019 – Dana Jacobs
Lollapalooza 2019 may have long since left Grant Park, but we’re still drooling over the lineup from Chicago’s iconic festival. The four-day fest brought an impressive combination of top acts, with powerhouses like Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Twenty One Pilots taking some of the top billing.
Lolla made sure that 2019 would be an unforgettable year further down the bill as well, with acts like Maggie Rogers, Kacey Musgraves and Janelle Monae bringing some truly stunning performances.
Of course, Lollapalooza made sure to include acts like The Band CAMINO, Conan Gray, Mitski and Alec Benjamin, all of whom are on an unstoppable upward trajectory. One of Lollapalooza’s strengths is its diversity of music genres. Acts like Flume, Lil Wayne, Tenacious D and Diesel (aka Shaq) kept that tradition alive and ensured that festival-goers could satisfy any musical craving they may have.
Lollapalooza set the bar high for 2020’s lineup!
Coachella 2019 – Marissa Sandoval
Due to Justin Timberlake having vocal cord issues and needing to reschedule shows he was no longer able to headline as originally planned. Then Coachella couldn’t provide a dome in the middle of the grounds as Kanye requested so he was out. Despite all this, Coachella was able to cultivate a lineup that more than satisfied its audience. With Ariana Grande, Tame Impala and Childish Gambino headlining, the festival had something for everyone on the main stage.
Weekend 2 festival-goers were able to attend Kanye’s Sunday Service on Easter, something that was new for 2019. For the festival’s 20th anniversary they provided more diversity than before with Latinx and K-Pop groups. Plus, more women were included in this lineup than previous lineups.
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