Lollapalooza – What The Fans Want

The Lollapalooza line-up has dropped and this summer’s biggest stars will once again be gracing Chicago’s Grant Park.

But who made the cut, and what’s your dream setlist? Trends takes a look.

The four headliners topping this year’s bill are all guitar legends. Young upstarts The Black Keys join Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath and a solo Jack White on top of the deck.

Of the four artists White has the fewest active listeners. With no album yet out, and the vast majority of his fans still playing White Stripes records, that’s no surprise. What is a shock is just how fast the Black Keys have climbed. Their listeners have grown by almost double since the release of El Camino last December.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers are on top, though just a few thousand listeners keep them there. In the last few months tracks from I’m With You – the band’s tenth album – have performed well, but current top tracks among fans include “Californication,” “Otherside” and “Scar Tissue.”

Among some of the fast-rising artists though it’s a bit more varied.

and The Big Pink both made quite an impression in 2011, but their fans fervor has stabilized since winter.

Little Dragon made the most of spots on GorillazPlastic Beach to launch third album Ritual Union, which continues to climb.

But Childish Gambino is proving to be one of the year’s fastest-climbers. His listeners spiked first as his debut album Camp was released, and they’ve continued to return after the strength of tracks like “Heartbeat” and “Bonfire”. The former has now seen more than 300,000 plays, and featured in a session for the Streetdate team last year.

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