July 19, 2016

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 Are Scheduled to Perform

Press Release

NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 – Lollapalooza 2016 is fast approaching and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, is thrilled to announce an eclectic lineup of some of today’s rising stars for its annual BMI/Lollapalooza stage. From July 28th-31st, 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 power-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 line-up is listed below:

Lucy Dacus | 1:00-1:40 pm

Weathers | 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  

About Lollapalooza
Launched by founder Perry Farrell in 1991 as a touring festival, Lollapalooza remains an innovator in festival culture 25 years later. Lollapalooza was the first festival to bring together artists from a wide range of musical genres on one bill, it was also the first to travel, the first to expand to multiple days, the first to introduce a second stage, the first to blend art and activism, the first to offset its carbon emissions, the first to put electronic dance music artists on the main stage, the first to create family friendly programming, the first to make its home in an urban city center and the first to expand internationally.

Lollapalooza has grown into an annual world-class festival in Chicago (2005), as well as culturally rich countries including Chile (2011), Brazil (2012), Argentina (2014),  Germany (2015) and Colombia (2016). Lollapalooza is one of the premier destinations both for music fans in the United States and abroad. In 2015, Lollapalooza Chicago hosted 300,000 attendees over three days with more than 130 artists performing on 8 stages and provided over 155 million dollars in local economic impact.  In celebration of the 25th Anniversary, Lollapalooza has expanded to four days in 2016, featuring more than 170 artists performing on 8 stages. 

Lollapalooza is produced by Perry Farrell, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and C3 Presents. 

Celebrating over 75 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page.


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