When: July 31st-August 2nd
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Why Go: Three generations headline Lollapalooza this year: a Beatle from the Sixties, metal masters from the Eighties, and the Kate Bush of the 21st century. That wide-ranging eclecticism runs through this year's edition of the venerated festival from top to bottom: Besides McCartney, Metallica and Florence and the Machine, there's new guitar god Gary Clark Jr., rock revivalists Alabama Shakes, bass music madman Flying Lotus, future-R&B diva FKA twigs, plus cosmic country upstarts like Father John Misty and Sturgill Simpson.
Must-See Acts: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence and the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Bassnectar, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, DJ Snake, Toro y Moi, the Weeknd, FKA Twigs, Sturgill Simpson
Official Site: lollapalooza.com