Depeche Mode, Tool, the Killers, Jane’s Addition, Beastie Boys, and Kings of Leon will headline the 2009 Lollapalooza Festival, the event’s promoters announced today. Lou Reed, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, Snoop Dogg, and Rise Against are among the more than 100 performers now confirmed for the event, to be held Aug. 7-9 at Chicago’s Grant Park.
Andrew Bird, TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, the Decemberists, Neko Case, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine), Animal Collective, Band of Horses, Of Montreal, Arctic Monkeys, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds, Fleet Foxes, Silversun Pickups, Kaiser Chiefs, Bon Iver, Crystal Castles, Santigold, and many more bands and artists are also on on the bill.
The 2009 edition of Lollapalooza promises an expanded offering of dance and electronic music on a nightclub-style stage called "Perry’s." Bassnectar, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, KiD CuDi and A-Trak are among the DJs booked to spin.
Lollapalooza, produced by Austin-based C3 Presents, last year sold out all three days for the first time since the festival was reborn as a weekend-long stand-alone event in Chicago. C3 Presents is in the middle of a 10-year agreement with Chicago Park District to produce the event in the city’s prime downtown park space.