BTS’ J-Hope has been added as the main lead for this year Lollapalooza The festival takes place at Chicago’s Grant Park July 28-31. J-Hope will wrap up the festival on Sunday, July 31, making history as the first South Korean artist to take the main stage at a major US music festival.
Lollapalooza also announced that K-pop group Tomorrow x Together has been added to the lineup on Saturday, July 30, to mark their US festival debut.
“I am delighted to welcome J-Hope and Tomorrow x together into the Lollapalooza family,” Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said in a statement. These artists have received great gifts in the field of communication. Their global audience speaks different languages but have a strong passion for their music. Lolla is where all kinds of music live in harmony. These are the leading stars of the global K-pop phenomenon, and we are very excited to host them at this year’s festival.”
J-Hope joins a stacked bill alongside co-leaders Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, and Green Day among others, as well as groups from Kygo, Big Sean, Jazmine Sullivan, Don Toliver, Charli XCX, Idles, Turnstile, and more. The festival also recently published a full list of the festival’s scheduled times on its website Twitter page.
The additions of J-Hope and Tomorrow x Together come as Doja Cat has canceled several summer festival shows, including Lollapalooza and her run with The Weeknd Tour, due to throat health complications. The singer uploaded a note to Twitter on May 20 explaining her absence and confirming that she will have tonsil surgery and will need time to recover.
Last year, Lollapalooza also took place in Grant Park and made its mark as one of the first big festivals to come back after the pandemic shutdown.
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