BTS' J-Hope to Make History at Lollapalooza as First South Korean Artist to Headline ‘Major' US Stage

As a newly added performer to the Lollapalooza lineup, Korean rapper Jung Ho-seok, otherwise known as j-hope, from boy band BTS will make history in Chicago this July.

According to Lollapalooza organizers, j-hope will be the first South Korean artist to headline a main stage at a "major U.S. music festival."

The rapper will hit the stage on Sunday of the 4-day festival.

Dua Lipa, J. Cole and Green Day are also slated to headline the festival throughout July 28-31, as well as other artists like Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Kygo and Doja Cat.

Single-day tickets tickets Chicago's Grant Park music festival range from $125 for General Admission tickets to $4,200 for a 4-day Platinum Pass, all of which are already on sale.

General Admission+ tickets are selling for $225, which includes shade and seating in two private groves near Buckingham Fountain, premium restrooms and a full-service bar with preferred pricing.

New general admission ticket bundles are also available, with two-day and three-day passes joining the collection. Two single-day passes will retail for $220, and three single-day passes will go for $330 on the festival's website.

Here's the full lineup:

The week leading up to the festival, Chicago venues will see popular artists from Lollapalooza hit their stages, with the aftershow schedule released Tuesday.

The House of Blues, Metro and Aragon Ballroom, among other spots, will host performers like The Wombats, Wallows, The Regrettes, Zhu, Fletcher and Beach Bunny from July 26-31.

Here's the full schedule:

Tickets go on sale for the aftershows on Friday at 10 a.m. here.

Organizers noted that health and safety policies — such as negative tests, masks and proof of vaccination — may be required for the event, similar to last year. Details of any COVID measures will be announced ahead of the festival.

Illinois and Chicago eased their COVID restrictions, lifting their indoor mask and proof of vaccination requirements Feb. 28. Lollapalooza is billed, among many other summer festivals, to return to its pre-pandemic size and scope. 

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