J Balvin Makes History As The First Latino Artist To Headline Lollapalooza
In the history of Lollapalooza’s 27-year history, the music festival has never (ever) had a Latin artist headline the concert. How insane is that? While Lollapalooza — which began as a touring festival and now takes place every summer in Chicago — has featured Latin musical artists in the past, none have been a primetime headliner until now.
J Balvin will take center stage at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival, making the first Latino to headline the show.
“SIEMPRE ELEVANDO ???? NUNCA INELEVANDO @lollapalooza,” J Balvin wrote on Instagram. “LATINO GANG Chicago, we’re coming to see you this summer at #Lolla!”
The festival, happening August 1-4, will also feature Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Flume and The Chainsmokers.
Here are more Latino artists performing at Lollapalooza this year:
Boombox Cartel will be there as will Rosalía, Sonia de Los Santos, Omar Apollo, 123 Andres, Boy Pablo, Malu Trevejo, Deorro, and more.
Speaking of Latinx representation at festivals. Because so many music festivals lack Latino music, more festivals have since launched in order to serve this community.
Ruido Fest, which also takes place in Chicago, launched to long ago as did the Los Dells festival, Afro-Latino Festival, LAMC (which has been around for a while), Nuevo Fest, LatiNxt, NYC Migra Punk Fest, and more. You should defintely check them out if you haven’t already.
Here’s how social media is handling that J Balvin will be a Lolla headliner.
Where’s the lie?
Seriously, what took them so long?
Festival organizers are finally paying attention to what audiences love: Latin music!
Just keeping it real.
J Balvin will draw the crowd in, no doubt.
If you’re at Lolla just for J Balvin, you won’t be alone.
Click here for more information on this year’s Lollapalooza.