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A Goldman Sachs spokesperson has confirmed that Solomon, who regularly DJs at clubs in Miami and New York under the alias “D-sol”, will take the stage at Lollapalooza, which saw around 400,000 spectators in 2019. (Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Casamigos)

(CNN) — Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon will DJ at Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival in July alongside artists like Metallica, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat and Green Day.

The 60-year-old man, who works in the moonlight as electronic dance dj when not running one of the largest investment banks in the world, brought in record profits at Goldman spinning records.

A Goldman Sachs spokesperson has confirmed that Solomon, who regularly DJs at clubs in Miami and New York under the alias “D-sol,” will take the stage at Lollapalooza, which has hosted around 400,000 attendees in 2019.

“[I] I stumbled upon it as a hobby, and now I just do it for fun,” Solomon said on a Goldman Sachs podcast in 2017.

Solomon typically hosts four to six events each year, with all proceeds going to charity, the Goldman spokesperson said. Some executives play golf for fun, spokesman Solomon DJs added.

Solomon’s hobby has seen him headline a number of high-profile events, such as an Amazon event in 2019 and a Sports Illustrated Super Bowl party this year.

It has also sparked controversy. He opened for The Chainsmokers at a crowded Hamptons charity event amid Covid-19 pandemic in July 2020. The show sparked an investigation by the New York State Department of Health into what then-Governor Andrew Cuomo called “gross violations of social distancing.”

“The vast majority of the audience seemed to follow the rules, but [Solomon is] troubled that some violated them and put themselves and others at risk,” a Goldman Sachs spokesperson said in a statement at the time.

Last June, Solomon switched from using DJ alias D-sol to his CEO name, David Solomon, and released a single called “Learn to Love Me”, which he promoted on his Instagram account.

Lollapalooza takes place July 28-31 at Chicago’s Grant Park, with more than 170 performances scheduled across eight stages. Four-day tickets for the event range from $350 to $4,200.


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