Photos: Lollapalooza 2014

Originally a touring festival with a name defined by “an extraordinary or unusual thing,” the mammoth that is Lollapalooza continues to live up to its moniker. The crowd continues to swell, the corporate signage multiplies, and the average age drops with each installment of the Chicago festival.

But despite any negatives, the Perry Farrell-led spectacle is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important music events in America, if not the world, and this year was no exception. Friday saw Arctic Monkeys battle it out in the same timeslot as EminemPhantogram, and Zedd. Outkast won the weekend with its hits-drenched Saturday set, and rainy Sunday offered something for everyone with southern rockers Kings of Leon headlining alongside hometown favorite Chance the RapperSkrillex, and Darkside. 

It was these diverse musical options at every hour that made Lollapalooza 2014 a success. Until next year…