Best of the Tiny Fonts is a recurring feature in which our staff handpick the must-see smaller acts at all the major festivals.
Lollapalooza, which first started in 1991, is older than a lot of the artists who will be performing on its stages in Chicago this weekend. That doesn’t mean the festival itself is overstaying its welcome, though, as festival founder (and Jane’s Addiction vocalist) Perry Farrell is still trotting out big-time performers like Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a host of others.
No matter how far down the poster you read, Lolla’s lineup is stacked, even if some of the names aren’t familiar yet. We say “yet” because among the tiny fonts lies an abundance of talent, including the following acts who are bound to break out or have already started to make names for themselves.
Click ahead to see which of these acts are a must-see this weekend at Grant Park.