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See the Best Photos from Lollapalooza 2017

From Chance’s epic hometown crowd to Machine Gun Kelly’s Chester Bennington tribute, all the best shots and moments from the Chicago music fest

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Twenty-six years since the very first Lollapalooza kicked off, the now-veteran music festival stretched out over four days in Chicago’s Grant Park from August 3rd to August 6th. And while very, very stormy weather spoiled planned sets from Lorde and Muse, headliners like local boy Chance the Rapper (bringing an old cohort onstage), Run the Jewels (rapping with a fan), Tegan and Sara, Machine Gun Kelly (paying tribute to Chester Bennington), Cage the Elephant and others made the 2017 fest as raucous, varied and satisfying as ever. Check out the best photos from the long weekend.

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Tegan and Sara

Acknowledging literally everyone during their August 4th show, the sisters (singing debut 2007 single “How Come You Don’t Want Me,” “Closer” and “Nineteen” among others) shouted out “This is going out to the VIP” and, later, “This verse is for the general population!”

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Cage The Elephant

The band’s 17-song set concentrated on their two most recent LPs, Melophobia and Tell Me I’m Pretty.

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The Killers

The Brandon Flowers-fronted band added a pair of surprise covers to their August 4th set as they performed both the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm” and Muse’s “Starlight.” 

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Rae Sremmurd

The brothers from Tupelo, Mississippi – famous for “Black Beatles” – played a scorching August 6th set.

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