BTS’ J-Hope to headline Lollapalooza, Tomorrow X Together added to lineup

J-Hope will be the first South Korean act to headline a major US music festival

Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival has added two new acts to its stacked bill: J-Hope of BTS and Korean boyband Tomorrow X Together.

The festival announced the two newest additions via social media on Wednesday morning (June 8), confirming that J-Hope will headline the fourth and final day of the festival alongside Green Day.

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The BTS member’s performance will mark the first time that a South Korean artist has headlined a major music festival in the United States.

J-Hope took to Instagram to react to the announcement, writing: “It’s a thrilling new challenge that I think will become a really memorable chapter in my musical history!”

BTS have most recently shared the first teaser for their new single and video ‘Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life)’. The track will feature on the band’s upcoming anthology album ‘Proof’, which arrives on Friday (June 10).

BTS labelmates Tomorrow X Together will also perform at next month’s Lollapalooza, and are set to take the stage on Saturday (July 30). The performance will be the pop group’s first-ever US festival show.

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Tomorrow X Together most recently released their latest mini-album ‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’ in early May. The five-track project received a glowing five-star review from NME‘s Rhian Daly.

The four-day festival takes place in Chicago’s Grant Park between July 28 – 31. Tickets are on sale here. Other headliners previously announced for the festival include Green Day, Dua Lipa, Metallica , Lil BabyKygoMachine Gun Kelly and J.Cole.

Other artists taking the stage include KennyhooplaMåneskinPom Pom SquadCharli XCXIdlesTurnstileKing PrincessRoyal BloodSam FenderWet Leg, and Jazmine Sullivan.

Earlier this year, Ted Gardner, a revered artist manager and co-founder of the iconic Illinois festival, died at age 74.

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