Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden head up Lollapalooza
After the annual rite of rumor and debate, the powers that be at Lollapalooza have unveiled the lineup for the festival's 2010 edition. In short: there's something for just about everyone.
This year's Lollapalooza will take place at its usual home, Chicago's Grant Park, running Aug. 6-8.
Friday's (8/6) top headliners include pop sensation Lady Gaga and New York indie-rockers The Strokes. Each of those two acts will be playing at about the same time on one the festival's two main stages.
On Saturday (8/7), headliners include Green Day and Phoenix, while Sunday's (8/8) top-billed acts are Soundgarden and Arcade Fire.
Lollapalooza's daily capacity has been increased for this year by 20,000 (to 95,000). Organizers accomplished this feat by increasing the event's acreage from 80 to 115.
In addition to the main stages, Lollapalooza will feature Perry's, an in-the-round stage spotlighting electronic acts including Bassnectar, Deadmau5, MSTRKRFT and Kid Kudi.
The concurrent Kidapalooza fest, which debuted as part of Lollapalooza in 2005, will again take place at Grant Park. Children age 10 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Among this year's Kidapalooza performers are The Verve Pipe, Dan Zanes & The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Recess Money and The School of Rock and Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell, among others.
The complete lineup for each day is listed below. Tickets are onsale via Lollapalooza.com. Single-day passes are priced at $90, while three-day passes cost $215.
Friday, Aug. 6
Lady Gaga, The Strokes, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, The Black Keys, DEVO, The New Pornographers, Chromeo, Dirty Projectors, Mavis Staples, Matt & Kim, Drive-By Truckers, Jamie Lidell, Fuck Buttons, Raphael Saadiq, The Walkmen, Los Amigos Invisibles, The Big Pink, Cymbals Eat Guitars, B.o.B, Balkan Beat Box, Wavves, American Bang, The Constellations, Javelin, Foxy Shazam, Semi Precious Weapons, My Dear Disco, The Ettes, Jukebox the Ghost, These United States
Saturday, Aug. 7
Green Day, Phoenix, Social Distortion, Spoon, Slightly Stoopid, Cut Copy, Erykah Badu, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Metric, AFI, The xx, Blues Traveler, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Deer Tick, Stars, Wild Beasts, Rogue Wave, Dawes, Warpaint, The Soft Pack, Rebelution, Harlem, Mimicking Birds, The Kissaway Trail, The Morning Benders, Royal Bangs, Neon Trees, Dan Black, Dragonette, Skybox, MyNameIsJohnMichael
Sunday, Aug. 8
Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, MGMT, The National, Cypress Hill, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, The Temper Trap, Frightened Rabbit, Blitzen Trapper, Minus the Bear, The Cribs, Switchfoot, Mumford & Sons, The Dodos, Hockey, The Antlers, The Ike Reilly Assassination, Company of Thieves, Nneka, Miniature Tigers, HEALTH, Frank Turner, Violent Soho, Freelance Whales, The Band of Heathens, Son of a Bad Man, Neon Hitch