St. Vincent returns and hip hop prevails; from March 29 to 31, at the Hipódromo de San Isidro
Lollapalooza 2019 is already underway. Between March 29th and 31st, the sixth Argentine edition of the meeting of Perry Farrell will take place, which has spread throughout the world, beyond its headquarters, the North American city of Chicago.
After the wait and the anxiety, finally the local producer of the festival, DF Entertainment (that develops the event with Perry Farrell, C3 Presents and William Morris Endeavor)
announced yesterday who are the artists that will integrate the line-up next year. And the first reading shows a strong presence of artists of hip hop culture, something that confirms and accentuates the trend of the last edition. In addition, the local representatives of the trap will be of the game and in large numbers.
The headliners will be
American rapper Kendrick Lamar, this year's Pulitzer Prize winner for his excellent album DAMN; Arctic Monkeys, an English band based in Los Angeles that returned to the stage with a work celebrated by the international press and debuted among us in 2014; Twenty One Pilots, who has just released her fifth album, Trench, which definitely puts her in the pop and rock world elite (will be her return to Lolla Argento after her debut in 2016) and Lenny Kravitz, who returns to the country after seven years and in a great moment, hand in hand with his celebrated Raise Vibration.
The first line of the festival does not end there. The complete other very strong number of the hip hop scene: Post Malone, who arrives with his praised and successful album Beerbongs & Bentleys, which contains the irresistible and controversial hit "Rockstar." In addition, ballista Sam Smith, winner of a 2016 Oscar for his song "Writin 'on the Wall" and an "old sea lion" of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), the Dutch producer and DJ Tiësto.
What follows in the Lollapalooza grid is so varied and powerful that it will satisfy most (and several minorities). The 1975, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DJ Steve Aoki (animator, days ago, of the closing party of the Latin Grammy Awards), rapper Macklemore, Fito Páez (by the way, flaming winner of a Latin Grammy for Best Rock Song ), the Veloso family in its entirety (Caetano with Moreno, Zeca and Tom), the most recent Latin Grammy winner, Jorge Drexler; the Interpol New Yorkers (another return) and the electronics duo of Seattle Odesza.
The line-up of Lollapalooza Argentina is completed by Geta van Fleet, Vicentico, Years & Years, Rosalia (one of the revelations of the season), Mona Jiménez (to replicate the "Free Ladies effect" that occurred this year), Zhu, Patrol of the snow, Colts, St. Vincent (another long awaited return), Juana Molina, Kshmr, Don Diablo, Troye Sivan, Bring Me The Horizon, Lali, Jorja Smith, Cazzu, Khea, Portugal Man, Rufus du Sol, RL Brothers Grime, Fisher, Kungs, Valentino Khan, American saxophonist Kamasi Washington, Clairo, Lany, C. Tangana, Wos, Seven Kayne, CRO, Neo Pistea, Perota Chingo, Jain, Alex Anwandter, Escalandrum (the jazz combo that leads Pipi Piazzolla), Bad Gyal, plots, Gryffin, GTA, Bhavi, High Luxury, Ama Lou, Fever 333, Hippie Sabotage, Bambi, Bitches on the Beach, Omar Varela and Mykka, Dak1llah, Lelé, Screensavers, Lucho SSJ, Damage, Jetlag , Living Metrô, Knowing Russia, Barbi Recanati, Sita Abellán, La Grande, Catnaapp, Mexican Johad & Tayhana, Cairn or Color to the Casino, Telescopes, Julio Victoria, Tomi Morano, 1915, Gativideo, Candelaria Zamar, Naomi Preizler, Captain Grouping, Alfonsina, Yataians and, as in the previous edition of the festival, the free style contest Batalla de los Gallos.
The keys to a unique festival
The dates and place
The sixth Lollapalooza Argentina will have the same headquarters of its five predecessors, the Hipódromo de San Isidro. It is estimated at 100,000 the service each day.
All pre-sales are already sold out. The latest tickets are sold for the final price (three-day pass) at 6500 pesos, plus the service charge (7475 pesos) at lollapaloozaar.com/tickets and at authorized AllAccess points of sale.
From Hip Hop to Trap
Hip hop and electronic music are the two main protagonists of the festival's headquarters in Chicago, and most of its meetings in South America and Europe. If hip hop culture comes to fruition in 2018, next year it redoubles the bet with Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone and Maclemore in charge. On this side, the scene of the great trap, with Neo Pistea, Cazzu, Khea, Seven Kayne, Dakllllah and Omar Varela.
It is difficult to relate the festival to a musical style, trend or culture; Lollapalooza is rather an entertainment festival in which different musical currents are represented to a greater or lesser extent. Jazz, for example, that in 2019 will have the stellar presence of the American saxophonist Kamasi Washington and the local Escalandrum.
Tiësto and EDM
The historic Dutch DJ will be the headliner of the electronic scene that will have its own space inside the festival, on Perry's stage. In addition, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Odesza, among others.
Rosalía and Troye Sivan
The festival acts as a thermometer of the promises, phenomena and artists of the moment. The Spanish Rosalía, who added flamenco to her Flemish luggage and a very good taste for pop music, fulfills these conditions. The same goes for Troye Sivan, who left the strange pop scene to be among the firmer promises of global pop these days.
The local rock soloists
If in previous years they went through Lollapalooza consecrated of the local rock like Pedro Aznar and Leon Gieco, it was expected that in the grid of 2019 there would be some other representative. And there are two: Fito Páez and Vicentico, who after turning with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, retakes his solo profile.
Where rock also lives
It seems a minority, but it is very noisy. Rock will be very well represented by Annie Clark (St. Vincet), the obscure New Yorkers of Interpol, "our" Barbie Recanati and Greta Van Fleet, among others.
Sounds of the world
From the Veloso family (Caetano with Moreno, Zeca and Tom) to Jorge Drexler and La Mona Jiménez, sounds with local flavor will also be of the game.
Tickets are now available in the "Final Price", the last stage of sales,
in AllAccess and its enabled sales outlets.