Lollapalooza Buenos Aires: The Chainsmokers, The Weeknd, & More

April 10, 2017

Last weekend, Lollapalooza hosted its fourth annual festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lollapalooza announced that it was going global back in 2010 and had its international debut in Santiago, Chile in May 2011.  Since then, Lollapalooza has continued to expand into South America introducing Sao Paolo, Brazil in April 2012 and Buenos Aires, Argentina in April 2014.  Its most recent expansion brought the festival to Berlin, Germany in September 2016 for its European debut.

Like many of the big music festivals, Lollapalooza is known for bringing together great music and good food and packaging it into an awesome weekend.  This year’s event in Buenos Aires was no different.  Here is a recap of some of the music highlights from last weekend.

1. The Chainsmokers

How The Chainsmokers seem to jet around the world and hit up every single big music festival is mind-boggling to me.  So, it really comes as no surprise that the DJ duo hit up Lollapalooza Buenos Aires.  Alex Pall and Drew Taggart closed night one of the festival with a set filled with all of their songs that we’ve come to know and love and can’t help but dance along to.  In addition to their own performance, it looks like the duo took the time in to see another DJ’s set, their good friend Marshmello’s.

2. The Weeknd

It seems like the love was mutual between the crowd in Buenos Aires and The Weeknd.  The Weeknd delivered as he performed his set of swoon-worthy hits to the audience.  Also in attendance that night, Abel’s girlfriend Selena Gomez, who he took time to explore the city with when he wasn’t performing.
3. Martin Garrix

What the actual f*ck

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If you couldn’t tell, the crowd in Buenos Aires was HUGE.  There are reports that almost 100,000 people came out to watch the headliners perform.  While that’s a big number on paper, it feels even bigger when that many people are laid out in front of you, and Martin Garrix nailed it with his Instagram caption for his video outlining the crowd.
4.The Strokes
The Strokes came together again, and it looks like they’re back and better than ever.  During their most recent hiatus, Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr. played as solo acts in previous years at Lollapalooza Buenos Aires.  This year’s performance of the two together outdid the past though, as the Strokes played for their biggest crowd in their career.  The band was having so much fun that they played three separate encores.  Bravo, gentleman.
5. Metallica

Gracias, Buenos Aires! 🇦🇷 #MetAtLollaAR #Metallica #LollaAR

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Metallica proved that even classic rock has a place at music festivals.  The band rocked the crowd with their notorious hit songs and brought everyone to their feet with their energy.  This band’s still got it.

Festival season has just begun!  Let us know about your favorite festivals and more at @weknowthedj.

-Roxy Rappaport (@roxyrappaport)


Feature Image by Leslie Crow

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