Lollapalooza revealed their 2010 lineup today, with headliners Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Green Day, the Strokes and Phoenix.
MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Erykah Badu, Dirty Projectors, Blitzen Trapper, The Soft Pack, These United States, The xx, The New Pornographers and Spoon are also set to perform. Check put a full Lollapalooza lineup here.
There's a DJ area named "Perry's," and some of the names spinning at Perry's are 2ManyDJs, Digitalism, Felix da Housecat, and Peanut Butter Wolf.
Soundgarden officially confirmed their headlining slot yesterday via their web site, saying "We are proud to announce the official launch of Soundgardenworld.com. We will be adding more content in the very near future, so stay tuned. One last thing....Soundgarden will be one of the headliners at this years Lollapalooza festival."
Lollapalooza tickets are are already on sale in the form of advance 3-Day passes. They're available for $190 until they run out, at which point regular 3-day passes go on sale for $215.
Rarely does middle America look as good to the rest of the country as it does when Lollapalooza happens. Suddenly music peeps from all over the country converge on Chicago for three days of music.
So here's the story for 2010 - one show, for three days, with lots of after-show events happening around the city. About 70 bands will perform on five stages.
Lollapalooza happens on August 6th - 8th in Grant Park in Chicago. Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on Lollapalooza.
Lollapalooza organizers (which, by most accounts, still include Perry Farrell) have given up on the notion of a traveling festival after 2004's meltdown, causing the cancellation of the tour. It seems that the cost of the festival in past years had grown so large, that there wasn't enough money left over after the bills were paid to satisfy Lollapalooza investors.
Then Lollapalooza moved to multi-day concert in Chicago's Grant Park, which is inside the downtown area of the city. Festival organizers promised the city skyline of the city as a backdrop for the show, so it's about as downtown as downtown can get.