About

Armadillo Day began in 1972 when Northwestern University Texans held a small celebration in honor of the official mammal of their home state. More than 40 years later, Dillo Day is the largest student-run music festival in the nation, hosted on Northwestern's Lakefront on the shore of Lake Michigan. Nationally and locally known artists play two stages, and the Dillo Village hosts all-day food and activities for the 12,000 festival attendees. Mayfest Productions, a student organization, plans and produces Dillo Day every year for the Northwestern community.

Past Lineups

2017

MGMT
MGMT

Gramatik
Gramatik

Little Simz
Little Simz

D.R.A.M. feat Daf
D.R.A.M. feat Daf

Porches
Porches

2016

ScHoolboy Q
ScHoolboy Q

Cashmere Cat
Cashmere Cat

Hayden James (DJ Set)
Hayden James (DJ Set)

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

The Mowgli’s
The Mowgli’s

2015*

Miguel
Miguel

Odesza
Odesza

Charli XCX
Charli XCX

ASAP Ferg
ASAP Ferg

Saint Motel
Saint Motel

2014

2 Chainz
2 Chainz

Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Hemsworth

Cults
Cults

Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper

OK Go
OK Go

2013

Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa

Lunice
Lunice

Smash Mouth
Smash Mouth

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

2012

Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki

Big Boi
Big Boi

Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar

Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids