Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: List of Confirmed, Rumored and Expected Acts

Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup Rumors
The Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup will likely be announced the first week of April (last year the lineup was released on April 1st) but we’ve compiled this list of confirmed and rumored artists to keep you satisfied while you eagerly wait.

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To compile this list, we read hundreds of tweets from potential Lollapalooza artists, scoured  through the Lolla forums, picked apart touring schedules of hundreds of bands, monitored the Lollapalooza sub-Reddit, and finally, by receiving insider tips from fans like you! (Contact us, if you have insider info on the Lollapalooza 2014 lineup).

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Lollapalooza 2014 Headliners

Last year, Lollapalooza fans were treated to an awesome lineup which included headliners The Cure, Mumford & Sons, and The Killers. Will the 2014 lineup be able to top that?

Kings of Leon Live Lolla 2014

Lollapalooza veterans Kings of Leon are rumored to make their 4th appearance. The Chicago Tribune reports that KOL are set to headline the festival, along with Skrillex, Eminem and the Arctic Monkeys.

Reinforcing this rumor, a TravelGrom reader tipped us off early in March and said “Justin Timberlake and KOL will definitely be at Lolla. I spoke with KOL’s manager at their Kansas City show, and he confirmed their appearance.”

Only time will tell if the rumors are true, but so far it looks promising.




OutKast made headlines when the Coachella lineup was announced back in January. Fans across southern California rejoiced; April will be the first time anyone has seen OutKast play live in 10 years. But when the Bonnaroo lineup was announced two months later, many were shocked to see OutKast missing from the poster.

Will Chicago be graced by the presence of the ATLiens in August? One good indicator that points to Outkast playing Lollapalooza 2014 is their scheduled appearance at Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto on Sunday August 3rd, the last day of Lolla. Theoretically, they’ll play Lollapalooza Friday, fly out to Toronto, and then finish their summer tour in Europe.


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Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys last played Lolla in 2011, meaning they’re just about due for another appearance. The band is currently touring the US promoting their 5th album AM and a Chicago date is mysteriously absent.

The Arctic Monkeys are on the festival circuit and have already committed to playing Bonnaroo in June and the Squamish Valley Music Festival the weekend following Lolla, so a spot on the Lolla 2014 lineup is very likely!


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Kanye West or Justin Timberlake

Kanye hasn’t played his hometown festival since 2008 when he was the closing night headliner, and JT has long been rumored, but never played. Although the Yeezus tour came through Chicago’s United Center back in December, and JT played two shows at United in February, either of these superstars’ names have been buzzing around internet forums as a Lolla 2014 headliner.

JT’s tour has a gap between his July 31st show in Kansas City and August 3rd show in New Orleans, which means he theoretically could be a Friday or Saturday night headliner.

Likewise, Kanye is playing the Fuji Rock festival in Japan the weekend prior to Lolla, and has nothing scheduled the weekend following Lollapalooza.


Lollapalooza 2014: Full Lineup Prediction

Acts in bold are confirmed or strongly expected

  • A$AP Ferg
  • AFI
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alesso
  • AlunaGeorge
  • Amos Lee
  • Arctic MonkeysSource
  • Band of Skulls
  • Banks
  • Black Joe Lewis
  • Blood Orange

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  • Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Bonobo
  • Broken BellsSource
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Capital Cities
  • Caribou
  • Chance the RapperSource
  • Charlie XCX
  • Childish Gambino
  • ChromeoSource
  • City & Colour
  • Classixx
  • Cloud Nothings
  • Conor Oberst
  • Crosses
  • Cults
  • Cut CopySource
  • Damon Albarn
  • Danny Brown
  • Duck Sauce
  • Duke Dumont – Source
  • Empire Of The Sun
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fitz & the Tantrums
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Flosstradamus
  • FlumeSource
  • Flying Lotus
  • Foster the People
  • Frank OceanSource
  • Frank Turner
  • Fuck Buttons
  • Gesaffelstein
  • Girl Talk
  • Goat

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  • Gogol Bordello
  • Gramatik
  • Holy Ghost!
  • I Break Horses
  • Interpol
  • Iron & Wine
  • J Roddy Walston & The Business
  • Jagwar Ma
  • James Blake

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  • Janelle Monae
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Jhene Aiko
  • John Newman
  • Julian Casablancas
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Kid Cudi
  • Krewella
  • La Roux
  • Little Dragon
  • London GrammarSource
  • Lord Huron
  • Lorde
  • Los Campesinos!
  • Lucius
  • Lykke LiSource
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Mac DemarcoSource
  • Martin Garrix
  • Mastodon
  • Mayer HawthorneSource
  • MGMT
  • Modest MouseSource
  • Mogwai
  • Motorhead
  • Neko Case
  • Neon Trees
  • Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSource
  • Okkervil River
  • OutKastSource
  • Parquet Courts
  • Passenger
  • Phantogram
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Phosphorescent
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Real Estate
  • Rudimental
  • Run the Jewels
  • Sam Smith
  • Savages
  • Schoolboy Q


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  • Silversun Pickups
  • Skrillex
  • Sky Ferreira
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Spoon
  • St. Vincent
  • Temples
  • The 1975Source
  • The Airborne Toxic Event
  • The Avett Brothers
  • The Fratellis
  • The Glitch Mob
  • The Hold Steady
  • The Kills
  • The Lone Bellow
  • The Naked & Famous
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • Tool
  • TV on the Radio
  • Vintage Trouble
  • Volcano Choir
  • Warpaint
  • Washed Out
  • White Denim
  • Wolfgang Gartner
  • Wye Oak
  • Young the Giant
  • Zedd
  • ZZ Ward


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    1. says: Evan Thomas

      Montreal is an overnight drive from Chicago. It’s very common for bands to play two festivals or shows in the same weekend. In fact, if a band is playing Osheaga, then it’s likely they’re playing Lolla as well.

  1. says: Carlos

    terrible lineup of commercial formulaic Lames ( Speaking about the “EDM”) , No DnB is a joke, yep Hell with the roots man! HAHA, but the Metal is great 🙂

  2. says: Mike

    I’ve heard some rumors of Pearl Jam being a possibility as well. It makes sense….they haven’t played Lolla since 2007, new album, and it gives Lolla that “older” group to throw into the lineup. I know they played in Chicago last summer but do you think they would be a possibility?

    1. says: Evan Thomas

      I’ve heard the same rumors, and someone emailed me saying the same thing, but I don’t want to say anything until I see more proof. Definitely a possibility though considering their European tour ends in late July.

  3. says: Josh

    A lot of these artists can’t play at Lolla because of other festivals they’re already playing at this summer. The Glitch Mob can’t play, for example, because they are already at Electric Forest. Lollapalooza’s proximity clause this year states that an artist playing at Lolla cannot play within 300 miles of the festival grounds less than 6 months before or 3 months after. Expect the artists that can’t play at North Coast. Meanwhile, unless there’s a source I can’t believe anything else.

    1. says: Ryan

      RHCP played Allstate Arena on 5/28 and still headlined Lolla in 2012 so this clearly is not the law of the land anymore.

  4. says: Daniel

    In the case of the proximity clause, then OutKast WILL NOT be at Lollapalooza due to the fact they are at Summerfest.

  5. says: Tony D

    Lolla has not to date enforced the proximity clause in any case. It only exists to guard against malicious scheduling that attempts to capitalize on the “lolla brand”.

  6. says: Gracious

    Hi. I’ve read of the possibility of Daft Punk, Lana del Rey, Emely Sandé, Of Monsters & Men, Kings of Leon performing this year… Any word on them?

    My wishful thinking is that Grace Potter perform this year. I’ve read nothing on that, but I think it’d rock…

    Thanks for the info!!! 😉

    1. says: Evan Thomas

      A reader wrote to me and said that KOL Manager told him that Kings of Leon would be at Lolla. Daft Punk is not going to happen. Neither is Of Monsters and Men, they played two years ago haven’t released any new songs since.

      KOL is a possibility!

    2. says: Josh

      Daft Punk have only toured twice in their career, in 1997 and 2007, so there is literally zero chance they will perform anywhere time soon. And once they do announce something, good luck buying the $2000-plus tix

  7. says: Josh

    By the way Evan, your “sources” re-navigate to a fake ticket website, not a news source of any kind. Who exactly are you trying to fool here?

  8. says: Zach

    You should take out the artists that were just announced (as the second round of artists) for Pitchfork – Cloud Nothings, St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, etc. no longer eligible for Lolla.

  9. says: Ryan Tell

    @Gracious. Emili Sandi and Lana Del Rey both played Lolla in 2013, Lana actually headlined. They are not going to be at Lolla 2014.

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