We still can’t get over this year’s Lollapalooza festival. As every festival, many performances may be forgotten, but there are always many other acts that stand out and give fans a show to remember. Of the dozens of artists that took part of the lineup this year, these were the 10 that left a mark on us thanks to their connection with the audience, their energy, and of course, their performance.

10. Muse
Yes, Muse. They only played 3 songs, but they showed a production like no one else at Lollapalooza did. They kept playing and the crowd was there jumping in the heavy rain, as if it was part of the show. It would have been a performance to remember, too bad it had to be canceled for the safety of everyone in the park.  We still enjoyed every minute of it.

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9. Foster the People
Mark Foster sure know how to entertain. The band has now enough songs to offer the crowd a set that is enjoyed from the beginning to the end. People don’t just go and see them for “Pumped Up Kids”, they know the band’s songs. I can hear people singing “Pseudologia Fantastica” at the very back of the crowded show.

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8. The Shins
The Shins are one of those bands that you can keep watching them live over and over again. I’ve seen them at least 3 times and each show they do keeps getting better.

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7. Run the Jewels
After I watched them live last year, I knew that at the next opportunity to see them, I would be there. I could hear the heavy bass as I was walking towards the stage. The duo included songs from their three ‘RTJ’ albums.

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6. Milky Chance
I didn’t realize how big Milky Chance was getting until I saw them at Lolla. They began with “Down By The River”, one of their most popular songs. “Stolen Dance” was left almost at the end to close with a fantastic set from the German band.

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5. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Another big surprise for me. He was on my top list to watch for this festival. His voice, his message, his songs and the giant yellow duck that he used to crowd surf made his shows one of my favorites this year.

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4. Royal Blood
These UK rockers are one of the best rock bands that came out from Brighton in recent years. They’re pure garage rock and they don’t need any other member or instruments to play their songs magnificently.

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3. Cage the Elephant
A must-watch band at every festival. Their ‘Unpeeled’ album may make you think that they are now at a more relaxed and calm stage. They’re not.

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2. Arcade Fire
With a triumphant entrance that began with “Everything Now”, Arcade Fire delivered a performance worthy of a headliner. My favorite part of their show: when they played “The Suburbs”, which they dedicated to David Bowie, and the end of the song leading to “Ready to Start”, just like in the album.

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1. Chance the Rapper
Without a doubt, the most memorable performance of this year’s festival was Chance the Rapper. He completely owned Lollapalooza. He was at his hometown and fans showed him their love at all times. Vic Mensa made a surprise appearance during “Cocoa Butter Kisses”. Simply amazing!

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