The summer music festival circuit in the US is definitely hitting a fatigue moment, what with every little town organizing their own festivals and a handful of artists that seem to slut it up and play every single one. Which makes Lollapalooza, at least at this point, somewhat the victor. They seemed to have aggregated ALL the festival sluts into one place.
The lineup for the festival, to take place August 1-3 in Chicago, was supposed to be released to the media on Monday morning, but the headliners leaked last night, courtesy the Chicago Sun-Times. Even our cynical selves are impressed by the headliners: Radiohead, Kanye West, Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco and Gnarls Barkley.
Also on the bill for the three-day fest: The Raconteurs, Broken Social Scene, Blues Traveler, Mates of State, Bloc Party, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus, the Black Keys, Girl Talk, Grizzly Bear, Kid Sister, the Cool Kids, the Office, and the Go! Team.
We can confirm all of these acts.
Advance tickets are still available for $190 at www.lollapalooza.com
The full lineup is still sequestered, and we’ll have that for you on Monday, and over the weekend, we might possibly have festival organizer Perry Farrell weighing in on the whole thing.