My Lollapalooza Schedule – Saturday, Aug. 4th
Well, it’s the second day of Lollapalooza and chances are you’re pretty worn out. Well toughen up because it’s not even halfway over. Saturday’s lineup is just as great as Friday’s and also just as hectic. But you didn’t buy your Lolla tickets because you wanted to take it easy. No, that just isn’t what Lollapalooza is about.
Like I’ve said before, this is a festival unequal to any other festival in the world. This is music at its core. So would you really expect it to be a cakewalk? No, of course not. And that’s the reason why Lolla is cherished by the thousands who go every year. Because after listening to music endlessly for what feels like a week, dancing until your legs wobble with fatigue, and sweating buckets under the relentless August sun, you can’t wait to go back next year. The festival is far from over and with a brand new day ahead of you, its time to make some big decisions.
Check out my Lollapalooza schedule for Saturday, Aug 4th:
2:00-3:00 – Star Slinger – Perry’s Tent
Star Slinger is an electronic artist from Nottinghamshire, UK who first came into the public’s eye during the summer of 2010 with his self-released beat tape entitled Volume 1. Slinger’s trademark sound usually involves combining hip-hop beats and samples with electronic, spacey moments, coming together to create a mellow, soulful beat. He’s a great choice for the start of the day.
Visit Star Slinger’s official website here
3:15-4:15 – Paper Diamond – Perry’s Tent
Paper Diamond is much heavier than Star Slinger and has a sound that can only be described as raw energy. This Colorado-based producer released his debut EP Levitate in early 2011 and is known for his dynamic beats and deep bass tones that rumble under catchy melodies and vocals. This will be a high-energy performance that will help get your blood pumping.
Visit Paper Diamond’s official website here
4:30-5:30 – B.o.B. – Perry’s Tent
B.o.B. is a rapper from Decatur, Georgia who has gained major recognition for his two singles, “Airplane” and “Nothin’ on You”. MTV named B.o.B. the ninth Hottest MC of 2010 and he has been nominated for several awards. I liked B.o.B.’s collaboration with Lil Wayne on the song “Strange Clouds”, but he is far from my favorite rapper. Still, he provides a nice change of pace from the electronic facade.
Visit B.o.B.’s official website here
5:45-6:45 – Skream & Benga – Perry’s Tent
Entangled in the roots of dubstep, Skream & Benga are two of genre’s first producers. At ages 14 and 15, the two emerged from the dark, murky depths of London’s early dubstep scene to become some of the most prominent producers of the genre in the world. Now 21 and 22, the duo look to forever stray from the norm and create their own, unique realm in the world of electronic music. Benga’s second and latest album entitled Diary of an Afro Warrior was released in 2008 while Skream’s most recent album was Outside the Box in 2010. This is guaranteed to be high-energy, eardrum-numbing performance that any fan of electronic music can’t afford to miss.
Visit Skream & Benga’s official website here
7:00-7:45 – Calvin Harris – Perry’s Tent
Calvin Harris is one of the biggest and most successful DJs in the world. He has had eight Top 10 singles since his debut in 2007 and his most popular songs include “We Found Love”, “I’m Not Alone”, and “Dance Wiv Me”, all of them #1 singles. His last album entitled Ready for the Weekend went gold in 2009 and since then he has been touring all around the world and working on his third studio album. Calvin Harris is a prefect way to end a day full of electronic music: not to much energy but just enough to dance.
Visit Calvin Harris’ official website here
8:00-10:00 – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soundstage
No offense to the other headliners, but if you don’t see the RedHotChiliPeppers, then you messed up. I saw the Peppers at Lollapalooza in 2006 and though I was only a young lad, I still remember Anthony Kiedis’ soothing vocals to the backdrop of Flea’s funky bass tones like it was yesterday. This will be one of the biggest performances of the entire weekend and, in my opinion, probably the best too. Their tenth and latest album, I’m with You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 countries. This could possibly be their last appearance at Lollapalooza and it would be a crime to pass up this experience. If you were to take only one suggestion from my list, please, make it this one.
Visit the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s official website here
Like my picks? Check out my Lollapalooza Friday lineup here