Lollapalooza 2012 Taps RHCP, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Jack White, Justice, Bassnectar
- By Sarah Silvas
- Published on April 11, 2012
The usual temperate weather in Grant Park during late summer will undoubtedly change its course when the Lollapalooza lineup heats up Chicago August 3 to 5 of this year.
The lineup broke late Tuesday night, with headliners that cater to contemporary and vintage tastes alike, bringing in some of the past decade's top bands and some of EDM's top electronic producers as well. Notable industry headliners will include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Jack White and The Black Keys. For the first time two electronic acts, Avicii, and French producer-duo Justice, will also headline the main stages.
Last year, Lollapalooza broke their attendance record of 270,000 people over the course of three days. With previous headliners of Eminem, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and more in 2011, it's clear why this festival is one of America’s staples year after year.
[READ Headstash Magazine's coverage of Lollapalooza 2011.]
Other notable acts include the recently reunited At the Drive In, Florence + The Machine, Passion Pit, the Shins, Sigur Ros, Fun., M83, Franz Ferdinand, Metric, Dawes, Die Antwoord, Miike Snow, Bloc Party, the Temper Trap, Delta Spirit, Childish Gambino, Doomtree, Gary Clark Jr., Sharon Van Etten, SBTRKT, Tame Impala, JJ Grey and Mofro, Neon Indian, Washed Out, Trampled by Turtles, Twin Shadow, the Tallest Man on Earth, Toro Y Moi, Dr. Dog, Bowerbirds, Of Monsters and Men, the Black Angels, Blind Pilot, Polica, and Orchard Lounge.
As has been the custom for the past few years, festival curator Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction) will host his own dance music tent, headlined this yar by Bassnectar and Santigold with appearances by Skream and Benga, Kaskade, Little Dragon, Calvin Harris, Big Gigantic, Porter Robinson, Nadastrom, NERO, the White Panda, Knife Party, SALVA, Zeds Dead and Paper Diamond.
Check out the full festival lineup and ticketing prices on the festival's official website. Three day passes are on sale now for $230.00.