Friday, August 1, 2014

It's Lollapalooza Time Again, Who You Following?

Updated 8/4/14

Once again, I am publishing a list of some of the best musicians and artists to follow on Instagram during Lollapalooza 2014.  Each year, the number of artists using Instagram grows so you can now follow many of the top bands, as well as the up and coming artists.

Also check out 5 Must Have Music Apps or hardcore music fans.

So without further adieu, here are some of my favorites.

EDM Artists
Skrillex - As one of the 3 most notable EDM artists, Skrillex has moved to the main Bud Light stage this year instead of Perry's, expect a huge crowd for the Skrillex set on Sunday night!!
660 photos
1.4 million followers

Zedd - He has quickly become one of the top selling EDM artists with his collaborations with Hailey Williams and Little Foxes.  He writes very catchy melodies that you can't get out of your head.  He is headlining Perry's tonight.
336 photos

Calvin Harris - Calvin Harris has become completely mainstream with hits such as "Summer" and "I need your Love", so while you might consider him Pop, he started as an EDM artist and will be headlining the Bud Light stage Saturday night and will probably have the biggest headlining crowd on Saturday.
1200 photos
1.3 million followers  

Krewella - From Chicago, you would expect Krewella to pull out all the stops at Lolla 2014 as the Perry's headliner on Saturday night.  This three member group brings a lot of energy and will have the ground shaking on Saturday night.
380 photos

Sebastian Ingrosso - Another member of the Swedish House Mafia, Ingrosso will try to follow up Steve Angello's amazing set at Lolla 2013.  He is playing in Perry's on Sunday night.  He is new to Instagram, but is quickly building followers.
16 photos

The Glitch Mob - This 3 member EDM artist hails from Los Angeles where they have built up the largest LA following among electronic artists.  However, they are just starting to gain attention across the US and Lolla should really lift their exposure.
1150 photos

Eminem - Eminem is back at Lolla but this time he is not just a rapper, instead he is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.  He is touring with Rhianna and many expect to see her as a guest on a few songs.  Eminem is headlining the Samsung stage tonight.
60 photos
2.3 million followers

Iggy Azalea - Hardcore fans have known of Iggy for a couple of years but most of us just learned about her as she burst onto the scene this summer with not one, but 2 number #1 hits, her "Fancy" and her collaboration with Ariana Grande "Problem".  Keep in mind that Arianna is not currently touring so there is a possibility of a surprise appearance today during Iggy's afternoon set.
1500 photos
3.7 million followers

Chance the Rapper - Another artist that hails from Chicago, Chance absolutely tore it up at Lolla last year.  His set on the BMI stage was packed and led to his headlining Perry's this year.  Perry's will be rocking on Sunday night and likely packed with hardcore rap fans.
700 photos

Childish Gambino - Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, is an actor, writer and rapper from NYC.  He has been a comedic writer on 30 Rock and other series, but created the Childish Gambino moniker as a stage name for his rap.  He is performing on Sunday night on the Bud Light stage before Skrillex so he should get a big crowd.
87 photos


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Cage the Elephant - These guys put on an amazing show everytime they get on stage.  This is their third time to Lolla and it seems to rain everytime they show up.  However, that doesn't get them down, they relish in it and Matt Schultz ended up covered in mud by the end of this year's performance
300 photos

Grouplove - These guys had one of the best sets at Lolla this year.  They worked a huge crowd into an absolute frenzy.  If you get a chance to see them live, take it!  I have also included Hannah Hooper's instagram, one of the two lead singers with Christian Zucconi.
700 photos
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Young the Giant - Hailing from Irvine, California, Young the Giant is a blend of Alternative and Indie Rock.  Their hit song, "My Body" has recently hit the top 5 on the US Alternative charts and they ended up in the early evening slot on Sunday at Lolla.
720 photos

Fitz and the Tantrums - Unfortunately, Fitz played opposite Grouplove so I missed them but friends said they put on a great show.  They have two singles that have hit #1 on the Alternative charts.
140 photos

Bleachers - An up and coming have exploded this summer with their hit song "I Wanna Get Better".  It was an impressive site to see 10,000 fans singing I wanna get better.
45 photos

Kings of Leon - Hailing from Nashville, Kings of Leon passed on country to follow their roots in traditional rock.  They were one of the Headliners on Sunday night.
70 photos

Outkast - Outkast is a hip hop and pop duo from Atlanta.  They have had two #1 Billboard 100 hits including "Hey Ya" and "The Way You Move".  They headlined the Saturday night show at Lolla.
50 photos

Lorde - Quickly becoming one of the best-selling female artists this year, Lorde is killing around the World.  She was not yet a headliner, mostly because of when they set the lineup her fans packed the North fields to see her show in the early evening Friday.
380 photos
1.4 million followers

Foster the People - Foster the People has a unique pop sound that blends electronic, alternative and indie sounds.  Their hit "Pumped up Kicks" made it to #3 on the Billboard 100 in 2011.
200 photos

Chvrches - An electronic pop band from Glasgow, Scotland, Chvrches are gaining huge popularity in the US this year with their interesting covers of popular artists such as Lorde and the Arctic Monkeys.
730 photos