Lollapalooza weekend is just around the corner and some of UMPG's finest artists will be making the trek to the gorgeous greenspaces of Grant Park in Chicago for this exceptional festival. If you are planning on making rounds to the stages, be sure to check out performances by these UMPG artists - performance dates are listed below for your convenience. They are sure to put on an amazing show!

GIVERS twitter facebook myspace
Saturday, August 4th - 2:15 - 3:00 p.m - Google Play stage

The indie-pop quintet, Givers released their debut album, In Light, in 2011 through Glassnote Records which immediately received praise from critics. Their bright and festive sound is undeniably catchy. The lead single from In Light, "Up Up Up" was recently featured on Fox's hit series Glee.

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"WORDS"
(Campbell/Lamson/Leblanc/Guarisco)

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"SAW YOU FIRST"
(Campbell/Lamson/Leblanc/Guarisco)

OBERHOFER twitter facebook myspace
Sunday, August 5th - 1:00 - 1:45 p.m at the Bud Light stage

Glassnote records, indie-rockers Oberhofer just released their debut album Time Capsule II and made their network television debut on Late Show with David Letterman in March of this year. Lead singer Brad Oberhofer's knack for expansive instrumentation, melody-heavy honest lyrics and eccentric song structures has gotten very positive reviews across the board. Oberhofer have recently been featured in a national television spot for T-Mobile, you can check out the behind scenes footage here.

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"GOLD"
(Oberhofer)

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"I COULD GO"
(Oberhofer)

SIGUR RÓS twitter facebook myspace
Sunday, August 5th - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m at the Red Bull Soundstage

The Icelandic ethereal-pop group Sigur Rós has just released their sixth studio album, Valtari this May. Known for their ambient and spacious sound that incorporates elements of classical and minimalist music along with their avant-garde use of guitars and keyboards. Their performances provide complete emotional experiences for concert goers.

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"VARDELDUR"
(Birgisson/Dyrason/Holm/Sveinsson)

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"VARÚD"
(Birgisson/Dyrason/Holm/Sveinsson)

J. COLE twitter facebook myspace
Sunday, August 5th - 4:15 - 5:15 p.m - Bud Light stage

This certified gold rapper/ producer was the first rapper signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation back in 2009. After receiving overwhelming positive reviews and street "classic" status for his multiple mixtapes, J. Cole released his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story in 2011 which debuted at number one on US Billboards Top 200. He is currently working on a collaborative album with up and coming rapper Kendrick Lamar, which J. Cole is slated to produce.

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"RISE AND SHINE"
(Cole)

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"CAN'T GET ENOUGH"
(Cole/Kidd/Kouyate/Neverson/Suman)

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE twitter facebook myspace
Sunday, August 5th - 6:15 - 7:30 p.m - Bud Light stage

One of the most popular bands in the world now, Florence + the Machine exploded on the scene with the epic single "Dog Days Are Over" off their debut album Lungs. Since then they have continued to receive critical and commercial acclaim with their most recent release, Ceremonials, which debuted at number one in the UK and six in the US. Welch's voice has been described as angelic, stentorian and commanding with live performances that set the bar.

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"SPECTRUM"
(Epworth/Welch)

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"SHAKE IT OUT"
(Epworth/Hull/Welch)

FRANZ FERDINAND twitter facebook myspace
Saturday, August 4th - 6:15 - 7:30 p.m at the Bud Light stage

Franz Ferdinand, the veteran post-punk band from Glasglow, Scotland have released three albums to date starting with their 2004 critically acclaimed debut. Currently this Grammy nominated quartet are recording their fourth full length album slated to be released later this year. Their guitar driven energetic songs keep audiences up and dancing, providing for an memorable live experience. They are a group that should not be missed.

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"ULYSSES"
(Hardy/Huntly/McCarthy/Thompson)

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"TURN IT ON"
(Hardy/Huntly/McCarthy/Thompson)

MIIKE SNOW twitter facebook myspace
Sunday, August 5th - 7:15 - 8:15 p.m - Sony stage

Swedish electro-indie pop band Miike Snow recently released their second studio album entitled Happy To You in March of this year. Their often talked about live shows feature spectacular lighting that mixes perfectly with their electro-pop style. This super talented trio champions amazing performances and are definitely going to be a highlight of Lollapalooza.

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"VASE"
(Blakemore/Karlsson/Winnberg)

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"PADDLING OUT"
(Blakemore/Karlsson/Winnberg)

CHILDISH GAMBINO twitter facebook myspace
Sunday, August 5th - 8:45 - 9:45 p.m - Google Play Stage

Fresh off the buzz from his new mixtape, Royalty, Childish Gambino A.K.A Donald Glover, is sure to light up the stage this year at Lollapalooza. He has showed a newfound maturity and confidence on his latest effort, establishing himself as one of the top emcees in the game. Childish has even teamed up with respected artists like RZA and Beck. His performances are both exciting and passionate, keeping audiences begging for more and making this rising star a must-see.

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"SUNRISE"
(Glover/Goransson)

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"ALL THE SHINE"
(Glover/Goransson)

Contact UMPG Film & TV

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