Lollapalooza, Chicago, IllinoisLollapalooza Festival takes place at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

Lollapalooza Festival 2012 dates – 3rd to 5th August

Buy festival tickets
Alabama Shakes, Aloe Blacc, Amadou & Mariam, Ambassadors, Anamanaguchi, Animal Kingdom, At The Drive-In, Band of Skulls, Bassnectar, Bear In Heaven, Big Gigantic, Black Sabbath, Blind Pilot, Bloc Party, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bowerbirds, Calvin Harris, Chairlift, Chancellor Warhol, Childish Gambino, Dawes, Delta Spirit, Dev, Die Antwoord, DJ Mel, DJ Nihal, DJ Zebo, Doomtree, Dr. Dog, Dry the River, Dum Dum Girls, Empires, FIDLAR, First Aid Kit, Florence and the Machine, Frank Ocean, fun., Gary Clark Jr., GIVERS, Haley Reinhart, Helna, Hey Rosetta!, Imaginary Cities, J. Cole, Jack White, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, JEFF the Brotherhood, JJ Grey & Mofro, Justice, Kaskade, Kevin Devine, Kid Color, Knife Party, Kopecky Family Band, Laura Warshauer, Little Dragon, Los Jaivas, LP, M83, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madeon, Metric, Michael Kiwanuka, Milo Greene, Mona, Nadastrom, Neon Indian, Nero, O Rappa, Oberhofer, Of Monsters and Men, Orchard Lounge, Overdoz, Paper Diamond, Passion Pit, Polica, Porter Robinson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Red Oblivion, SALVA, Santigold, SBTRKT, Sharon Van Etten, Sigur Rós, Skream & Benga, Star Slinger, Sub Focus, Tame Impala, The Afghan Whigs, The Big Pink, The Black Angels, The Black Keys, The Devil Makes Three, The Dunwells, The Gaslight Anthem, The Growlers, The Head and the Heart, The Jezabels, The Sheepdogs, The Shins, The Temper Trap, The Walkmen, The War on Drugs, The Weeknd, The White Panda, Toro y Moi, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Trampled By Turtles, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, Wale, Walk Off the Earth, Washed Out, Wax, White Rabbits, Yellow Ostrich, Yuna, Zedd, Zeds Dead

The History of
Lollapalooza Festival

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular heavy metal, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. It has also provided a platform for non-profit and political groups. Lollapalooza has featured a diverse range of bands and has helped expose and popularize alternative rock groups such as Pearl Jam, Primus, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, Soundgarden, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Alice in Chains, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hole, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Strokes, Lady Gaga, and Green Day.

Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and its revival in 2003, the festival toured North America. In 2004, the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, but poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled.

In 2005, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Austin, Texas-based company Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and retooled it into its current format as a weekend destination festival in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. In 2010 it was announced that Lollapalooza would debut overseas, with a branch of the festival staged in Chile’s capital Santiago on April 2-3, 2011.

Lollapalooza line up – 2011
Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, The Cars, Ween, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Deftones, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Death From Above 1979, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Cage the Elephant, Ok Go, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Delta Spirit, Beats Antique, The Mountain Goats, Sleigh Bells, Manchester Orchestra, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, Grace Potter & the Nocturals, The Drums, Black Lips, Fitz & The Tantrums and many more…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s