While this year’s Lollapalooza lineup has not been announced yet, it’s been revealed that pop superstar Ariana Grande will headline the festival.
According to Variety, sources said Grande had been booked for Lollapalooza for several months before she was even announced as a headliner for Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival earlier this month. It’s also been reported that talks of her performing at Lollapalooza took place much earlier than they did for Coachella; she was invited to Coachella just days before the lineup was announced after the fest had to replace Kanye West since his demands could not be met.
Lollapalooza is set to take place from August 1-4 in Chicago, but the lineup typically isn’t announced until the beginning of March. Last year’s fest included acts like Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White, and Travis Scott. It is unknown at this time which day she will perform.
Grande’s festival announcements coincide with her upcoming Sweeter World Tour in support of her fourth studio album. Earlier this week, she had to shuffle around her tour schedule to accommodate to her Coachella performance, rescheduling and cancelling a few shows in April. Her tour will now run from March 18 through July 18.
Sweetner dropped last August, featuring tracks “R.E.M.,” “God is a woman,” and “no tears left to cry.” Since its release, she’s dropped the smash-hit single “thank u, next,” which has already garnered success on the charts and in music video views. She also just released the track “Imagine” late last month.