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GV students react to 2024 Lollapalooza lineup

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The 2024 lineup for Lollapalooza, a music festival that takes place from Aug. 1-4 in Chicago, has finally arrived. The list of performers was revealed on March 19 at 10 a.m. Central Time. Many festivalgoers were looking forward to the announcement, as the event will be celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Many students waited in anticipation for the announcement of the headliners this year: R&B singer SZA, rapper Tyler, the Creator, pop-punk band Blink-182, rock band The Killers, hip hop duo Future and Metro Boomin, blues/folk singer Hoozier, K-pop group Stray Kids, pop singer Melanie Martinez and dubstep DJ Skrillex.

As always, social media was divided by the lineup. Many felt this was the best lineup since 2019, with supporting acts including alternative metal band Deftones, pop artists Tate McRae and Conan Gray, trap artist Sexxy Red, electro-pop act Kesha and even actress-turned singer McKenna Grace, who has starred in the TV show “Young Sheldon” and the “Ghostbusters” franchise.

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GVSU student Analie Tumminaro said she was excited about the event because of the headliners and some of the supporting performers.

“I like SZA, I like Tyler (the Creator) and I like Blink-182, not really the rap performers,” Tumminaro said. “But I also like the undercard because of Renee Rapp and Dominik Fike, so I’m going one or two days for sure.”

Student Aidan Loveday said the lineup had a lot of variety in their artists, which would appeal to attendees.

“It’s pretty sick, there are a lot of popular names on there and it definitely seems like a little bit of something for everybody,” Loveday said.

GVSU student Landon Busch agreed with Loveday’s opinion.

Busch thinks that this year’s lineup is an improvement from last year’s. He stated there are many big and little artists that caught his attention on the lineup.

However, some students felt that the lineup isn’t worth the $413 four-day pass. 

“I think SZA and Tyler, the Creator would be really cool to see, but other than that, I don’t really see that many people that I would really want to see and spend all that money,” said student Sarah Meyer. “I’ve never even heard some of these names on the undercard, so if I’m spending all this money I should recognize the names.”

GVSU student Will Walker felt that the lineup was really good, but wasn’t worth the investment as a student.

“I think the lineup is overall pretty good and there are a lot of artists that I would enjoy seeing myself like Tyler, Vince Staples, Killer Mike and Blink-182, but I can’t bring myself to spend that kind of money,” Walker said.

Walker questioned if other students would be able to afford the festival as well.

Blake Ellis felt the overall price for four days was saving students money if they are fans of multiple artists in the lineup.

“I mean if you enjoy the event, why wouldn’t you go?” Ellis said. “If you can go, I think you should go cause the price is definitely worth it.”

Student Emily Wojciechowski felt the idea of the festival was good for students.

“Because you pay more or around the same for one artist and you could potentially see 60-70 artists in four days, so it’s definitely worth the money,” Wojciechowski said.

GVSU student Aisha Jones said the event will be worth it for the fun memories.

“I mean they got Sexyy Red on, do you know how expensive she is to get?” Jones said. “Same with Victoria Monet, and Labyrinth, all very expensive, so you are getting your money’s worth, so I think other students need to go.”

With buzz surrounding the festival, the road to Lollapalooza officially starts now. Many students say they are looking forward to attending.

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