All right, enough of the games. It’s time to get serious because Lollapalooza has finally announced more than just a few letters of its 2010 lineup. This year’s festival headliners include Soundgarden, Green Day and Lady Gaga.
Last month festival organizers begin dropping hints about the lineup through a giant “Wheel of Fortune”/ hangman-style game set up on its official Web site. As of March 31, organizers had revealed every “O” contained in the bands’ names booked for Lollapalooza. The next day, the letter “R” was added.
Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
November 8, 2009
Rolling Stone hypothesized that this meant that the five-letter/three letter artist on the top of the bill with one “R” and not a single “O” had to be Green Day – and that all of the “O”s proved that the lineup also included Phoenix and The Strokes.
And yes, indeed, all three of those bands will be rocking out at Chicago’s Grant Park Aug. 6-8.
WXRT Big Holiday Concert, Allstate Arena, Chicago, Ill.
December 11, 2009
Fans can also expect performances from Arcade Fire, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, The Black Keys, The National, Spoon, Devo and Cypress Hill.
The lineup also includes 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 and Matt & Kim.
Ultra Music Festival, Bicentennial Park, Miami Fla.
March 27, 2009
The xx will also be there along with Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Temper Trap, Jamie Lidell, Frightened Rabbit, F**k Buttons, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Stars, Raphael Saadiq, The Cribs, Minus The Bear, Switchfoot and The Walkmen.
You can also catch a number of DJs doing their thing “Spinning At Perry’s” including festival founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell himself, along with 2ManyDJs, Empire Of The Sun, Digitalism, Kaskade, Tiga, Felix Da Housecat, Rusko and Erol Alkan.
Lollapalooza, Chicago, Ill.
August 9, 2009
Regular 3-Day passes are on sale now for $215 (with no additional service fees). A 3-Day VIP ticket can be yours for $850.
The VIP treatment includes unlimited access to Lolla Lounge North and South, access to VIP golf cart shuttles between Lolla Lounge North and South, viewing platforms of the Main Stages with premium sightlines, beer, wine and “specialty libations all day” and catered food served daily. You can also enjoy daily gourmet Happy Hour with guest chef tastings by Chicago’s top chefs, mini-spa treaments, reserved air conditioned restrooms and shaded and relaxed lounge seating.
2010 Lolla Travel Packages are also available.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here for Lollapalooza’s official Web site.