In commemoration of the venerable Chicago music festival's 25th anniversary, Lollapalooza is doing 2016 differently. Instead of a three-day fest, Lolla 2016 will be a sprawling four-day affair in Grant Park featuring more than 170 performances.
"It's our 25th Anniversary and we wanted to do something really special and different for our fans," founder Perry Farrell said in a press release. "There's a lot of really great music coming out in 2016; with the abundance of talent that wanted to help us celebrate 25 years we got to thinking... 'How are we going to fit all those great artists in one weekend?' Then we thought about what a special day Thursday has become. When the party can't wait for the weekend, the movers and shakers make it happen on Thursday! So, we've put together an entire additional day of music to celebrate our milestone year. It's going to be a fantastic party!"