Throughout the 1990s Perry Farrell’s traveling Lollapalooza festival was a staple of the summer concert season bringing together an eclectic mix of acts from the worlds of alt.rock, metal, hip hop and punk. Since returning in 2005 as a multi-day destination festival, Lolla has cemented itself as one of the premiere US festivals, and after last week’s “hangman” line up tease fest organizers have unveiled this year’s initial batch of artists that will descend onto multiple stages at Grant Park in the Windy City.
Lollapalooza 2010 will be headlined by a reunited Soundgarden, punk-rockers Green Day and pop-princess Lady GaGa. Joining those top tier acts this year will be The Arcade Fire and The Strokes who will both be making their first scheduled US appearance of the year, along with a number of HT faves such as Phoenix, Jimmy Cliff, The National, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Dawes, Frightened Rabbit, Mumford & Sons and These United States.
Take a look at the initial lineup…
Lollapalooza 2010 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
Lollapalooza will once again take place in Chicago’s Grant Park from August 6 – 8, with three-day passes on-sale now for the low price of $215.
So what do you think of the lineup, will it get you to Chi-town this summer? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below…