|Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival won't be rolling out the official 2011 lineup until April, but a credible rumor popped up today about who the Lollapalooza headliners will be. And it comes from a credible source.
Greg Kot, long time music writer for the Chicago Tribune, has got it on good word that the Lollapalooza headliners are Eminem, Muse and Foo Fighters. He also claims that three more headliners will emerge later, alongside other lineup confirmations of Best Coast, Girl Talk, Crystal Castles and Lykke Li.
Kot also said that Lollapalooza organizers C3 Presents would not confirm his claim, but he's sticking by it anyway. He has a good track record in prediciting the Lollapalooza lineup.
Lollapalooza 2011 tickets will go on sale in the Spring. They usually go on sale in the form of early bird 3-Day Passes, then advance 3-Day passes, which are available until they run out, at which point regular 3-day passes go on sale. The ticket prices for those last time was $175, $190 and $215 respectively.
So here's the story for the 2011 Lollapalooza - one show, for three days, with lots of after-show events happening around the city. About 70 bands will perform on five stages. It will be the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza. rumors so far include Muse as a 2011 headliner.
The 2011 Lollapalooza happens on August 5th - 7th 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.