While many festivals come and go each summer, few provide as consistent of an experience as Lollapalooza does year in and year out. Between its impeccable location in the heart of downtown Chicago and elite lineups that few other festivals can regularly top, Lollapalooza has emerged as a 21st century Windy City institution. Now celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, Lollapalooza announced another fantastic lineup at the stroke of midnight last night, booking Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket and Deadmau5 as headliners for this year’s festivities.
Lollapalooza, which will take place on August 5-7 in Chicago’s Grant Park, will also feature A Perfect Circle, Bright Eyes, The Cars, Big Audio Dynamite, Ween, Arctic Monkeys, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Nas, Explosions in the Sky, Death From Above 1979, Deftones, Beirut, Flogging Molly, OK Go, The Kills and Cold War Kids.
In addition, Lollapalooza 2011 will also include sets from The Mountain Goats, Atmosphere, Titus Andronicus, Ratatat, Best Coast, Crystal Castles, White Lies, Lykke Li, Local Natives, Black Lips, Delta Spirit, Sleigh Bells, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Wye Oak, The Drums, Smith Westerns, The Naked and Famous, Phantogram, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Joy Formidable, Young the Giant and Cults.
On top of those act, Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Cage the Elephant, Rival Schools, The Chain Gang of 1974, Friendly Fires, Portugal. The Man, Manchester Orchestra, Two Door Cinema Club, Noah & The Whale, Lissie, Foster the People, Mayer Hawthorne & the County, Fences, City and Colour, and Gold Motel are also slated for the August festival.
Also, this year will include the premiere of a 15,000-capacity dance tent offering up performances by Girl Talk, Kid Cudi, Pretty Lights, Skrillex, The Glitch Mob, Jay Electronica, Modeselektor, Daedulus, Feed Me, Busy P and Joachim Garraud. Festival founder Perry Farrell is also set to make an appearance as part of a PerryEtty Vs. Chris Cox set.
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