Lollapalooza 2023: Day Four Recap
The final day of Lollapalooza 2023 at Grant Park in Chicago was marked by persistent rain, turning the grounds into a muddy playground. However, the weather did little to dampen the spirits of the performers and the Grant Park crowd, as the festival concluded with a series of memorable performances.
The day started with an energetic performance by The Happy Fits on the Coinbase stage. Despite the early hour and the rain, they managed to draw a large crowd, setting a high-energy tone for the day.
On the other side of the park, Bakar was winning over some new fans with his performance on the Tito’s Stage. His set concluded with what seemed like an unplanned moment when he jumped into the crowd and performed his hit “Hell N Back” from the edge of the Tito’s Stage VIP section. Unable to get back down, he made a brisk exit through the VIP perch.
As the day progressed, Holly Humberstone charmed the audience at the Bacardi Stage. She seemed genuinely taken back by the number of fans at her set, but showed immense potential and seems destined to grace even bigger stages in the future.
The Bud Light Stage saw a predictably massive turnout for Lil Yachty’s set. With psychedelic visuals enhancing the atmosphere, Yachty leaned less on rap and more on some heavily autotuned melodies. His recent hit “Poland” was a crowd-pleaser, although he only performed it once, unlike his recent back-to-back overkill of the song in Warsaw.
The festival’s final hours were dominated by hip hop, with Joey Bada$$ delivering a powerful set at the Tito’s stage. Just after that on the other side of the fountain, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie had fans jumping and dancing in the mud at the T-Mobile Stage, creating one of the most energetic scenes of the day.
The night culminated with a trio of headliners, each with something different to offer. Lana Del Ray drew a large, younger crowed on the Bud Light Stage, Louis The Child kept people moving on the Perry’s Stage, and the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out the festival on the T-Mobile Stage. The Chili Peppers’ hour-and-a-half set was a fitting end to four days of music, with a nod back to the roots of the fest in alternative rock. Despite frontman Anthony Kiedis sporting a walking boot, the band delivered an energetic performance packed with hits and funky jam sessions, particularly between guitarist John Frusciante and bassist Flea. While fans missed “Under The Bridge,” the band’s extensive setlist more than compensated for its absence. 90 minutes flew by, with a setlist that never strayed from some of the band’s most successful material for more than a song or two.
In spite of the rain, the final day of Lollapalooza 2023 capped off a whirlwind of music that managed to bring together plenty of new faces and major stars. Don’t forget to get even more from Lollapalooza by subscribing to our Patreon, where you can watch interviews with acts from backstage at the festival right now.