Pandora Unveils List of Up-And-Coming Artists to Watch at Lollapalooza (Exclusive)

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The 25th annual Lollapalooza kicks off tomorrow, and the Chicago festival will see performances from the likes of Radiohead, The 1975, LCD Soundsystem, Haim and more.

But that’s not who Pandora is taking a closer look at. The streaming service surveyed Lolla’s lineup looking for up-and-coming artists that they predict will hit stardom this year. Pandora studied the “trajectory of station adds, spins and thumbs, viral activity across social platforms, and insights from (their) expert musicologists,” a press release explains.

Here are the 10 artists Pandora chose.

Alle Farben
In German, Alle Farben means “all colors,” indicative of the carefree house music he produces.

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The 19-year-old Australian singer could be the next Lorde with her delicate, yet powerful voice.


Louis The Child
The Chicago duo are staying close to home for the festival, but they are bound to convert listeners with their unique sound.


Party Favor
As the name indicates, Party Favor is an energetic up-and-coming force in the trap scene.

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Polly A.
The Milwaukee R&B singer packs soul into her music, and her most recent single “Ghetto Gold Dream” debuted earlier this month.

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Sir the Baptist
Also from Chicago, this hip-hop artist has been on the festival circuit in promotion of his forthcoming album, PK: Preacher’s Kid.


The Australian duo of Slumberjack have been producing striking and lush trap, and are bound to gain popularity across the globe.


The British duo have most recently collaborated with One Direction’s Zayn Malik, so you know they’re destined to be chart-toppers.


The two-piece from Canada have most recently given listeners a chance to experience their unique, chill vibe on two singles, “XYZ” and “All Yours.”


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Though the name draws up a certain type of nostalgia, the NYC-band is all mod and dabbles in multiple genres, from pop to rock to electronica.


Lollapalooza takes over Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend, July 28-31.