Brazilian artists gain importance at LollaPalooza 2019
LollaPalooza 2019 was sweet for Brazilian artists. After seven editions giving preference to international bands and singers, this year the festival prioritized Brazil, and for the first time a national band had a prominent position in the lineup of the main stage: the Tribalistas reunion took place on Friday, just before the performance of Arctic Monkeys. And the crowd responded excitedly by singing along with Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown and Marisa Monte in nostalgia.
Since the first edition of Lollapalooza Brazil, in 2012, there have been a lot of complaints about the lineup order, which put Brazilian artists in times with smaller audience, usually in the beginning of the afternoon, just after the gate opening. The ascension of Brazilian artists has been strengthened in the past editions, but 2019 was the year when expectations were actually met.
The presence of Iza on Sunday was able to show that Brazilian artists are strong enough to have their names printed in larger fonts on the festival poster in the next editions. The singer showed to the crowd hits from her album “Dona de mim” and let the impression that she deserved to be more highlighted in the festival, since her performance was grand in personality.
Besides Tribalistas and Iza, the lineup also included Scalene, Bruno Be, Elekfantz, Autoramas, Dashdot, Mas, Molho Negro, Brvnks, Post Malone, Vintage Culture, Silva, Chemical Surf, Rashid, Dubdogz feat. Vitor Kley, Illusionize, Liniker e os Caramelows, Liu, Carne Doce, Duda Beat, Catavento, Gabriel, o pensador, BK’, Groove Delight, Bhaskar, Letrux, Aláfia, KVSH, Pontifexx, Luiza Lian, and E a terra nunca me pareceu tão distante.