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Megan Thee Stallion to Replace Tyler, the Creator at Lollapalooza 2024

The Houston Hottie will now helm the Aug. 1 headlining slot in the Windy City.

Megan Thee Stallion performs at BottleRock on May 24, 2024 in Napa, California.

Megan Thee Stallion performs at BottleRock on May 24, 2024 in Napa, California.

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Megan Thee Stallion is coming back to Chicago this summer, as she’s been tapped to replace Tyler, the Creator at Lollapalooza 2024.

The Windy City-based festival announced on Thursday (June 20) that the Houston Hottie will be headlining Thursday night (Aug. 1) of Lollapalooza. The announcement comes on the heels of Tyler revealing that he’s pulling out of Lolla as well as Outside Lands 2024 this summer.

“Hot girl summer in Chicago Unfortunately, Tyler, the Creator will not be able to perform this year. See @theestallion headline Lolla on Thursday, August 1st,” the festival wrote to social media.

There seemed to be a mixed reaction in the Lollapalooza Instagram comments, with the headliner switch leading to some fans asking about a refund.


“Bro tyler was carrying. who tf decided megan was a good idea,” one person asked while another wrote, “Why is everyone so mad tyler always headlines megan is such a good replacement.”

Megan is currently wrapping the North American leg of her Hot Girl Summer Tour this weekend with shows in L.A. and Las Vegas, before heading across the pond for a handful of European dates through July, which will give her time to make it back stateside to kick off Lollapalooza on Aug. 1.

Megan Thee Stallion will have plenty of new music in her return to Chi City, as her Megan album is slated to arrive on June 28. She previously headlined Chicago’s United Center as part of her tour run in May.

Minutes prior to Lollapalooza making Meg official, Tyler surprised fans when he announced that he’d be dropping out of Lollapalooza and Outside Lands in back-to-back weekends this summer.

“I hate saying this but i have to cancel lollapalooza and outside lands,” he wrote to X. “I made a commitment that i can no longer keep, and that bums me out knowing how excited folks were. That is not sexy at all. please please forgive me or call me names when you see me in person. love.”


Outside Lands also acted quickly when they revealed that Sabrina Carpenter would be replacing Tyler at the San Francisco festival on Aug. 10. Following the performance, the “Espresso” singer will embark on an arena trek this fall, with the Short n’ Sweet Tour slated to begin in September.

Find both festivals’ announcements below.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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