PHOTOS: Lollapalooza 2023 Day 1 highlights

Here’s a look at some of the fun happening Thursday on Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

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Billie Eilish wears a Chicago Bulls jersey during her headlining set on Thursday, the first day of Lollapalooza 2023 at Grant Park..

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Chicago’s biggest summer music festival got underway Thursday beneath sunny skies and steamy temps.

Fans lined up at 4 a.m. at the entrance to Lollapalooza at Grant Park, many no doubt ready to stake out a spot close to the stage for Thursday night’s headliners Billie Eilish, Karol G, The Rose and Diplo.

Nearly 50 acts were on tap for today across the festival’s eight stages.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Portugal the Man, Kidd Kenn, Joy Oladokun, Dom Dolla and Key Glock were also among the Thursday lineup.

And if you were unable to get tickets to the fest (at last report only single tickets for Saturday remain), you can check out all the music on Hulu, which will stream Lollapalooza to all subscribers beginning at 1 p.m. CT each afternoon across two channels.

For our full coverage on all things Lolla, visit chicago.suntimes.com/lollapalooza.

Here’s a look at some of today’s Day 1 highlights:

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Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Mayor Brandon Johnson introduces Billie Eilish on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Fans cheer and dance as Billie Eilish performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Karol G performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Karol G performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Karol G performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Fans turn on the lights on their phones as Karol G performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Karol G performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

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Carly Rae Jepsen performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Carly Rae Jepsen performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Carly Rae Jepsen performs on the Bud Light stage on day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

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Lainey Wilson performs on Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Fans cheer and dance as Lainey Wilson performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Portugal. The Man performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Fans dance and cheer as Portugal. The Man performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Portugal. The Man lead singer John Gourley performs with the band on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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New Jeans performs on the T-Mobile stage day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

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NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

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NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

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NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

NewJeans performs on the T-Mobile stage on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

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Joy Oladokun performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Joy Oladokun performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Thursday afternoon.

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Joy Oladokun performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Joy Oladokun performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

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Fans kick back and enjoy the sunshine on Thursday afternoon at Lollapalooza.

Fans kick back and enjoy the sunshine on Thursday afternoon at Lollapalooza.

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Fans take time for some photos near Buckingham Fountain during day one of Lollapalooza.

Fans take time for some photos near Buckingham Fountain during day one of Lollapalooza.

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Matt Maltese performs on the T-Mobile stage during day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Matt Maltese performs on the T-Mobile stage during day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Carola delivers her Thursday afternoon set on Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.

Carola delivers her Thursday afternoon set on Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.

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Carola delivers her Thursday afternoon set on Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.

Carola delivers her Thursday afternoon set on Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.

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Carola smiles at the crowd during her Thursday afternoon set on Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.

Carola smiles at the crowd during her Thursday afternoon set on Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.

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Bad Neighbors kick off their afternoon set Thursday at Lollapalooza.

Bad Neighbors kick off their afternoon set at the Coinbase stage on Thursday at Lollapalooza.

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Bad Neighbors kick off their afternoon set Thursday at Lollapalooza.

Bad Neighbors kick off their afternoon set Thursday at Lollapalooza.

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Lesly Reynaga kicks things off with a noontime set at the Bacardi Stage on Thursday at Lollapalooza.

Lesly Reynaga kicks things off with a noontime set at the Bacardi Stage on Thursday at Lollapalooza.

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Lesly Reynaga kicks things off on Thursday afternoon at Lollapalooza with a noontime set.

Lesly Reynaga kicks things off on Thursday afternoon at Lollapalooza with a noontime set.

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Lesly Reynaga kicks things off on Thursday afternoon at Lollapalooza with a noontime set.

Lesly Reynaga kicks things off on Thursday afternoon at Lollapalooza with a noontime set.

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Fans stop for selfies at Lollapalooza on Thursday in Grant Park. 

Fans stop for selfies at Lollapalooza on Thursday in Grant Park.

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Lollapalooza-goers check out the Free Naloxone tent located on the festival grounds.

Lollapalooza-goers check out the Free Naloxone tent located on the festival grounds.

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Fans take in the Thursday afternoon set by Bad Neighbors at Lollapalooza.

Fans take in the Thursday afternoon set by Bad Neighbors at Lollapalooza.

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Matt Maltese performs on the T-Mobile stage during day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. 

Matt Maltese performs on the T-Mobile stage during day one of Lollapalooza, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

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Fans take in the Thursday afternoon set by Bad Neighbors at Lollapalooza 2023 in Grant Park.

Fans take in the Thursday afternoon set by Bad Neighbors at Lollapalooza 2023 in Grant Park.

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