This coming weekend is the best one of the summer for music fans, as the 2010 version of Lollapalooza will take over Grant Park in Chicago on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 6,7 and 8). This year’s version of the festival — first conceived by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell all the way back in 1991 — features some incredible heavy hitters in the music world, lead by headliners Lady Gaga, Green Day, a reunited Soundgarden, the back-in-the-saddle Strokes, Phoenix and Arcade Fire. The rest of the lineup is positively lousy with awesome live acts like B.o.B, the National, Erykah Badu, Against Me!, the Black Keys and MGMT (among dozens of others).
With a party that big, you know the MTV News crew will be there. Over the next few days, we’ll be bringing you all of the latest reports, reviews, interviews and insights from the grounds of Grant Park. You’ll be able to check out the latest words, photos, video and whatever else we can think of right here on the MTV Newsroom Blog (point your browser to our our special Lollapalooza tag to keep track of everything going on).
And in addition to the blog posts, you’ll also be able to get up-to-the-minute reports on Twitter. MTV News’ Kyle Anderson (@kylemtv) and James Montgomery (@positivenegativ) will be providing updates from the grounds and leading you to the best of our Lollapalooza coverage.
Of all the acts reporting for duty this weekend in Chicago, we’re especially excited about the reunited Strokes, who have been gone for a minute but are back and better than ever. Their debut album Is This It remains one of the definitive musical statements of the young century, and tracks like “Hard to Explain” should sound delightfully anthemic blown up to festival size.