Lollapalooza will celebrate its ninth year in Chicago’s Grant Park, bringing with it a veritable circus of high flying talent, including The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, The Lumineers, and The National.
The Cure graces the Lolla lineup for the first time ever, a long-time hope of festival founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman, Perry Farrell. "The first time I ran into Robert Smith of The Cure was 1997 in New York City," Farrell recalls, "We were both going into the same club; and it was Halloween. I was dressed as myself and so was he. I am so happy The Cure have finally arrived at Lolla in Chicago!"
Nine Inch Nails, who played the original Lollapalooza in 1991, are on their first tour in four years and returning to Lolla for the first time since 2008. Lolla alum Mumford & Sons have skyrocketed from their mid-day performance in 2010 to a headlining role this August, on the heels of their GRAMMY award for Album of the Year for "Babel".
Also among the 130-band-strong lineup are Kendrick Lamar, Eric Church, Ellie Goulding, Thievery Corporation, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Ray, Band of Horses, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, and Two Door Cinema Club.
Lollapalooza three-day passes sold out on March 26th within three hours of going on sale. A limited number of Single Day Passes will be available this Wednesday, April 3, at 10am CST. VIP and Platinum Passes, as well as Travel Packages, are available now at lollapalooza.com
For those not familiar with all the Lolla bands, and super fans ready to start prepping for the festival, iHeartRadio returns with Lollapalooza Radio – the festival’s official station. Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio service iHeartRadio, the exclusive digital radio provider and official partner of Lollapalooza, will be filling the internet airwaves with music from Lolla performers, exclusive interviews and more at iheartradio.com/lollapalooza.
Red Bull Sound Select and Lollapalooza have partnered to provide emerging artists with a platform to showcase their music as well as engage with their fans. Red Bull Sound Select officially launches in June 2013 with a digital product and a 360 program designed to support emerging artists, empower music fans, and provide the ability to influence and receive rewards like extraordinary music experiences. Follow @rbsoundselect for details and #SoundSelect to join the conversation. Break music at www.redbullsoundselect.com.
Lollapalooza 2013 is generously sponsored by: Red Bull Sound Select, Bud Light, BMI, Toyota, Citi, YouTube, Thorny Rose Wines, f.y.e., Gap, Boxed Water and CamelBak