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Lollapalooza 2021, Day Three, Saturday 31: which artists are performing today?

The third day of Lollapalooza 2021 will see some of the biggest names in rock and pop music perform to a sell-out crowd of 100,000 people in Chicago's Grant Park.

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Lollapalooza 2021, Day Three, Saturday 31: what artists are performing today?
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After a pandemic-enforced hiatus festivals are back this summer with the four-day Lollapalooza back at full capacity, and welcoming roughly 100,000 guests each day.

Attendees will have to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test to gain entry and organisers are determined to make the 30th edition of the iconic festival one to remember. Grant Park in Chicago will be the stage for some of the world’s biggest bands and artists from 29 July to 1 August with over 170 performers on eight stages across the weekend.

Here’s who to look out for on Day Three, Saturday 31 July…

Bud Light Seltzer Stage: Limp Bizkit and Journey

Lollapalooza has a fine reputation for bringing some of the biggest names in rock music and Saturday will see two iconic bands take to the Bud Light Seltzer Stage. From 6.30pm – 7.30pm rap-rock band Limp Bizket will be bringing their unique brand of nu-mental to Grant Park, taking time out from the recording of the long-awaited sixth studio album: Stampede of the Disco Elephants.

They will be followed by San Francisco rockers Journey, best known for their 1981 classic “Don’t Stop Believin’”. Fresh from the release of the single "The Way We Used to Be", they boast a rejigged lineup with former drummer Deen Castronovo returning to the band after a six-year hiatus. They will headline the stage’s Saturday bill and will play until 10pm.

T-Mobile Stage: Megan Thee Stallion and Post Malone

Playing host to some of the biggest names to feature this weekend the T-Mobile Stage will be the centre of attention for pop lovers on Saturday evening. From 6.45pm Megan Thee Stallion will give an hour-long performance which promises to be a must-watch.

She first broke through in April 2019 when "Big Ole Freak" gave her a maiden appearance on the Billboard Hot 100. However she rose to international prominence in 2020 when “WAP” became a viral sensation, breaking the record for most streams of a song in its first week of release and helping earn a nomination for Billboard’s Top Rap Female Artist in September 2020.

Ending Lollapalooza’s Saturday night lineup will be crossover rapper and songwriter Post Malone, who returns to Grant Park for the first time since 2018. That appearance saw him perform from the Bud Light Seltzer stage but a slew of personal awards and series of chart-topping hits see him take the coveted 8.45pm-close headliner slot this year.

Expect catchy hooks, introspective lyrics and expert production from Post Malone to end the penultimate day of Lollapalooza 2021 in style.