BMI is Ready to Rock Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary in Chicago

24 BMI bands and songwriters, including Flatbush ZOMBiES, Secret Weapons, SoMo, Sunflower Bean and more slated to perform

Posted in News on June 9, 2016

Lollapalooza 2016 is fast approaching and BMI is thrilled to announce an eclectic lineup of some of today’s rising stars for its annual BMI/Lollapalooza stage. From July 28- 31, beginning at 1:00 PM, festivalgoers can check out 24 of BMI’s most promising bands and songwriters from its roster of over 700,000 affiliates.

This year’s Lollapalooza roster boasts a diverse selection of musical acts ranging from the R&B/pop grooves of SoMo and the psychedelic sounds of Sunflower Bean; to `80s-inspired pop duo Secret Weapons and the boundary-pushing hip-hop trio Flatbush ZOMBiES.

“For the 11th year in a row, the BMI stage is the place to see the hottest artists before they break big,” said Samantha Cox, BMI Assistant Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations. “Whether it’s Lady Gaga in 2008 or Halsey in 2015, BMI brings the best new musical talent to the Lollapalooza audience first. This year is no exception with incredible artists like Secret Weapons, LANco, and Flatbush ZOMBiES, cementing BMI’s reputation for presenting the artists today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.”

For more information on the BMI Stage, please visit, and follow @BMI on Twitter for updates on your favorite acts. Be sure to check out the BMI-sponsored Lollapalooza stage to hear it live, so you don’t have to hear about it later. The complete lineup is listed below:


Lucy Dacus | 1:00-1:40 pm

Skizzy Mars | 2:10-2:50 pm

Arkells | 3:20-4:00 pm

Wild Child | 4:30-5:10 pm

firekid | 5:40-6:20 pm

SoMo | 6:50-7:30 pm


Horse Thief | 1:00-1:40 pm

Polly A | 2:10-2:50 pm

Muddy Magnolias | 3:20-4:00 pm

PVRIS | 4:30-5:10 pm

JAHKOY | 5:40-6:20 pm

Sunflower Bean | 6:50-7:30 pm


AudioDamn! | 1:00-1:40 pm

Potty Mouth | 2:10-2:50 pm

DROWNERS | 3:20-4:00 pm

Nothing | 4:30-5:10 pm

FRANKIE | 5:40-6:20 pm

Secret Weapons | 6:50-7:30 pm


LANco | 1:00-1:40 pm

DREAMERS | 2:10-2:50 pm

Unified Highway | 3:20-4:00 pm

TOTEM | 4:30-5:10 pm

Mothers | 5:40-6:20 pm

Flatbush ZOMBiES | 6:50-7:30 pm

BMI is proud to present and sponsor stages at C3 Presents’ music festivals: Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival (September 30 – October 2, October 7 – 9). BMI’s partnership with these elite festivals is designed to offer more prime showcasing opportunities to its songwriters, a distinct priority of the organization. For more information on Lollapalooza, please visit; for information on the Austin City Limits Music Festival, visit


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