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Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza

Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Ashlee Rezin

PHOTOS: Highlights from day one of Lollapalooza 2023

Chicago’s biggest summer music festival got underway Thursday beneath sunny skies and steamy temps.

Fans lined up at 4 a.m. at the entrance to Lollapalooza at Grant Park, many no doubt ready to stake out a spot close to the stage for Thursday night’s headliners Billie Eilish, Karol G, The Rose and Diplo.

There are nearly 50 acts on tap for today across the festival’s eight stages.

Carly Rae Jepson, Portugal the Man, Kidd Kenn, Joy Oladokun, Dom Dolla and Key Glock are also among the Thursday lineup.

And if you were unable to get tickets to the fest (at last report only single tickets for Saturday remain), you can check out all the music on Hulu, which will stream Lollapalooza to all subscribers beginning at 1 p.m. CT each afternoon across two channels.

For the Chicago Sun-Times’ full coverage of Lollapalooza, visit chicago.suntimes.com/lollapalooza.

Here’s a look at Day 1 highlights:



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Carola delivers her Thursday afternoon set on Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.

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Carola smiles at the crowd during her Thursday afternoon set on Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.

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Bad Neighbors kick off their afternoon set at the Coinbase stage on Thursday at Lollapalooza.

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Bad Neighbors kick off their afternoon set Thursday at Lollapalooza.

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Lesly Reynaga kicks things off on Thursday afternoon at Lollapalooza with a noontime set.

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Lesly Reynaga kicks things off on Thursday afternoon at Lollapalooza with a noontime set.

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Fans stop for selfies at Lollapalooza on Thursday in Grant Park.

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Lollapalooza-goers check out the Free Naloxone tent located on the festival grounds.

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Joy Oladokun performs at Lollapalooza

Joy Oladokun performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Watermelon by Broken English Taco Pub

An employee prepares Big Ass Watermelon by Broken English Taco Pub during day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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NewJeans performs at Lollapalooza

NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Fans cheer as New Jeans performs on the T-Mobile stage day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Fans cheer as New Jeans performs on the T-Mobile stage day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Anthony Vazquez



NewJeans performs on day one of Lollapalooza

NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Anthony Vazquez



Fans cheer as New Jeans perform

Fans cheer as New Jeans performs on the T-Mobile stage day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Anthony Vazquez



NewJeans performs on day one of Lollapalooza

NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Anthony Vazquez



Fans dance near Perry’s Stage on day one of Lollapalooza

Fans dance near Perry’s Stage on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Carly Rae Jepsen performs on day one of Lollapalooza

Carly Rae Jepsen performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. |

Anthony Vazquez



Carly Rae Jepsen performs on day one of Lollapalooza

Carly Rae Jepsen performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Anthony Vazquez



Lainey Wilson performs on day one of Lollapalooza

Lainey Wilson performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Karol G performs on day one of Lollapalooza

Karol G performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Anthony Vazquez



Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza

Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Ashlee Rezin



Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza

Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Ashlee Rezin

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