This year’s Lollapalooza lineup has been announced and it looks pretty damn tasty. On August 6-8th this year at Chicago’s Grant Park for $215 you will be able to see a reunited Soundgarden, Green Day and Lady Gaga headline alongside Arcade Fire, Phoenix and the Strokes who will play their first show in four years. Aside from the names at the top of the list the lineup boasts some top acts all the way down including; The Black Keys, The National, Spoon, Erykah Badu, Grizzly Bear and Frightened Rabbit to name but a few. Ok so I am not going gaga for Gaga or be swooning over Billie Joe but the others certainly are drawing me to Chi city.
This is what festival creator Perry Farrell had to say about Lady Gaga , who actually performed at the festival in 2007, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
“Lady Gaga represents to me the music industry today. She’s a good representation of where it’s at and where everybody’s trying to get to. If you look at the Grammys, it looked like everybody was trying to catch up to Lady Gaga. We just see the vision of Lady Gaga in Chicago in Grant Park surrounded by all those beautiful buildings—we all just thought that it would be an epic performance… She had a real interest in doing it as well because she felt like we had given her a break to go into the world of legitimate music, you know not just pop.”
Below is the full festival lineup:
Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, The Black Keys, The National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, The New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors,AFI , Mavis Staples, Matt & Kim, The xx, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Temper Trap, Jamie Lidell, Frightened Rabbit, F*ck Buttons, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Stars, Raphael Saadiq, The Cribs, Minus the Bear, Switchfoot, The Walkmen, Mumford & Sons, Wild Beasts, Rogue Wave, Los Amigos Invisibles, The Big Pink, The Dodos, Hockey, Cymbals Eat Guitars, B.o.B, Dawes, Warpaint, The Antlers, The Soft Pack, Rebelution, Balkan Beat Box, Wavves, American Bang, The Ike Reilly Assassination, Company of Thieves, Nneka, Harlem, The Constellations, Miniature Tigers, Mimicking Birds, The Kissaway Trail, HEALTH, Javelin, The Morning Benders, Foxy Shazam, Violent Soho, Royal Bangs, Freelance Whales, Semi Precious Weapons, Dan Black, The Band of Heathens, Dragonette, My Dear Disco, Shawn Fisher, Neon Hitch, Skybox, The Ettes, Jukebox the Ghost, These United States, MyNameIsJohnMichael
Spinning at Perry’s:
2ManyDJs, Empire of the Sun, Digitalism, Perry Farrell, Tiga, Felix Da Housecat, Rusko, Erol Alkan, Kaskade, Wolfgang Gartner, Flosstradamus, Joachim Garraud, Mexican Institute of Sound, Caspa, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dirty South, NERVO, Cut Copy (DJ Set), Beats Antique, Steve Porter, Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls, Ancient Astronauts, Ana Sia, Team Bayside High, Dani Deahl, FreeSol, DJ Mel, BBU, Vonnegutt, Only Children, Lance Herbstrong