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Lollapalooza 2013 Draw A Record Crowd




Chicago's historic Grant Park, Lollapalooza drew a record 300,000 people over the three-day music festival, playing host to 150 bands playing across eight stages.

It was the first time the festival honoured its alternative rock roots, as well as expanding its appeal to folk, dance, rap and even country music. This certainly drew a diverse crowd from teens in brightly-coloured tank tops, to your traditional old-school rockers and even goths moved to legendary alternative veterans the Cure.

Vampire Weekend supplied the literary pop. While the largest crowd on Saturday was drawn by chart-topping pop-folk Mumford and Sons, that stretched across the lawns to the likes of 'I Will Wait.'

Nine Inch Nails ended their breaking through with the song "Head Like a Hole." Whilst 15-year-old Ryan Coolidge claims: "I came here for the girls and (band) the Killers. I don't know who Nine Inch Nails are," A decent extent of the crowd wasn't even a sparkle in their parents eyes when Reznor burst onto the scene with his aggressive industrial rock.

The social media dance favourite 'Harlem Shake,' by Baauer dominated the bottom-heavy bass music dubstep stage, named after the Lollapalooza organiser Perry Farrell.

Despite two-schedule rap groups not showing up and rains muddying areas on Friday, the festival went off without a hitch.

The Music Hype Yahoo 7 Entertainment revealed, the sold-out annual summer event, which last year pumped $120 million into the local economy of Chicago.

Dates have already been announced for the 2014 festival August 1 - 3.

Lollapalooza 2013 - Friday August 2 Highlights

Lollapalooza 2013 - Saturday August 3 Highlights

Lollapalooza 2013 - Sunday August 4 Highlights
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