Metallica, J. Cole, Machine Gun Kelly Top Lollapalooza 2022 Line-Up

The US leg of the festival will return to Chicago in July

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Metallica Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Metallica, J. Cole, Machine Gun Kelly, and Lil Baby are among the acts set to headline Lollapalooza 2022, it has been announced today (March 22).

The US leg of the global festival series will return to Chicago’s Grant Park on July 28-31, bringing with it other headliners including Kygo, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, and Green Day. The Stateside event is the latest from the Lollapalooza family to confirm its 2022 bill, following announcements from sister events in Paris and Stockholm.

Elsewhere on the line-up, the likes of Glass Animals, Big Sean, The Kid Laroi, Tove Lo, FLETCHER, Remi Wolf, Gracie Abrams, and Sam Fender will also perform. The Chicago festival will also boast a special appearance by Jane’s Addiction, the legendary rock band fronted by Lollapalooza’s founder, Perry Farrell.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now and will be available to purchase from the festival’s official website, where you’ll also find more line-up info.

Lollapalooza US will take place after the European legs of the festival, which will see Post Malone, The Killers, and Pearl Jam top the bill in Stockholm between July 1-3. In Paris, Imagine Dragons, David Guetta, Pearl Jam, and A$AP Rocky will headline over the weekend of July 16-17.

The Illinois festival will also take place after the release of Machine Gun Kelly’s new album, mainstream sellout, which arrives on March 25. Earlier this month, the rapper-turned-pop-punk star ramped up anticipation for his sixth studio album, sharing its tracklist and official digital album artwork.

The record, which follows 2020’s Tickets To My Downfall, will feature a host of collaborations, including “maybe” with Bring Me The Horizon, “emo girl” with WILLOW, and “ay!” with Lil Wayne.

Previously in March, MGK celebrated his fans with the release of the lockdown sessions EP, which took three fan-favorite viral tracks and distributed them officially across all streaming services for the first time. For the drop, MGK also shot a music video for the standout tune “roll the windows up,” (previously released as “smoke and drive”), a no-frills clip in which he and his drummer, Rook, smoke in the car and capture the project’s homegrown vibe.

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