Lollapalooza has announced their 2010 schedule, so now you can choose which bands from the lineup you'll go to see (or want to see). They have an interactive scheduler at the Lollapalooza web site, that let's you print out the schedule or synch it with iCal. Nice.
Lollapalooza tickets are are on sale in the form of advance 3-Day passes ($215), and the newly added single day pass ($90). Or you could live large with the VIP 3-Day Pass for a mere $850.
Lollapalooza features headliners Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Green Day, the Strokes and Phoenix. Other acts inlude 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 out 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.
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.