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Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup Has Been Officially Confirmed

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Last week, we reported on a leaked poster that allegedly listed the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup.  While most of this kind of leaked music fest information turns out to be faked, last week’s Lollapalooza poster was legit.  That’s right, The Cure, The Killers, and Mumford & Sons will be your headliners at Lollapalooza 2013, with support from Nine Inch...

Is This The Leaked Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup?

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While April is the month of Coachella, it looks like Chicago’s Lollapalooza may be inadvertently stealing the left coast music fest’s thunder, as a memo has leaked that purportedly contains the entire Lollapalooza lineup—and it certainly looks legit.  Curious as to whether or not your favorite act is making an appearance?  Check out the full lineup after the jump—it’s got some...

Lollapalooza 2011 Early Bird Tickets Sell Out Fast

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It's clear people want their Lollapalooza. Even though we have only three confirmed acts for Lollapalooza 2011, the three-day music festival still had zero problem selling out of its desirable Early Bird Passes. The 20th anniversary of the music festival, created by Jane’s Addiction Perry Farrell, will take place in Grant Park in Chicago Aug. 5-7. Numerous media...

Lollapalooza Celebrates Twenty Years With a Virtual Time Capsule

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Lollapalooza, the music and arts festival conceived by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. The festival itself is still months away--it runs from August 6-8 in Chicago's Grant Park--but Babble is reporting that a virtual time capsule has been created on the official website to commemorate two decades of musical...

Lollapalooza to Feature Muse, Foo Fighters and Eminem?

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It's a few months off, but a valid source--The Chicago Tribune--seems to believe we've already identified a few artists who will be headlining the Lollapalooza music and arts festival this year. According to the article, none other than the Foo Fighters, Muse and Eminem will be taking the stage between August 5 and 7.

Photos from Lollapalooza 2010

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Photos from Lollapalooza 2010: Semi Precious Weapons
Lollapalooza 2010 is officially over and every muscle in our bodies is sore from making the hikes back and forth to stages in the massive Grant Park. We've been to many festivals but Lolla was definitely a different experience - different experience we enjoyed. We saw some of our favorite bands and we hope you enjoyed coming along for the ride through our recaps and our...

Lollapalooza 2010 Photo Gallery: Day 3

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Wolfmother at Lollapalooza 2010
Lollapalooza has ended and although we are sad to say goodbye, we are glad to share the news that we had nothing less than a fantastic time covering some of the greatest bands of the year play some phenomenal shows. Even though day 3 started out a bit more wet than we would have preferred, the bands certainly made it worth our time. While Friday's most anticipated show was...

Lollapalooza 2010: Soundgarden

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Soundgarden at Lollapalooza 2010
Reunions can make or break a festival and Lollapalooza had to have the biggest reunion of 2010 with Soundgarden closing out the South Side of Grant Park. Sure, Chris Cornell has been touring solo for the last decade and hashing out the occasional tribute to his mainstay band, but to see Soundgarden, the trio of faces that helped pen what became grunge was one...

Lollapalooza 2010: Erykah Badu

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Erykah Badu at Lollapalooza 2010
Erykah Badu may have stirred up some controversy with her music video for song, "Window Seat." However, people from all over came over to the Adidas Mega stage to see the real Erykah perform on Lollapalooza's last night. Known for bringing female perfection to the art of neo-soul music, we imagined she'd promptly arrive on stage to blow us away. Instead, we...

Lollapalooza 2010: Hockey

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Hockey at Lollapalooza 2010
With the heat and humidity killing me as I walked fro one festival end to the other, seeing Hockey perform their Lollapalooza set over at the Sony bloggie stage came as something truly refreshing. Performing a set in the middle of the day can be easy or very hard. People are either already revved up or slowing down to prepare themselves for a night time zone. The weather can...

Lollapalooza 2010: Minus the Bear

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Minus The Bear at Lollapalooza 2010
While many had been drinking throughout the day, there was one band that wanted to get a bottle and drink alone tonight. Even though it was only a few minutes past three, Seattle's Minus the Bear busted out in a big way on the ADIDAS Mega stage on a blistering Sunday afternoon at Lollapalooza. Many have heard and latched themselves latched onto the catchy...

Lollapalooza 2010: The Dodos

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The Dodos at Lollapalooza 2010
Critically acclaimed San Franciscan band, The Dodos, were waiting just on the other side at the PlayStation for those of us who finished listening to The Antlers. Going from one trio to the other, there was still an excitement as both bands were quite different from one another. Just like the previous band from Brooklyn has taken one subject matter and turned it around to...

Lollapalooza 2010: Arcade Fire

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Montreal’s Arcade Fire had a difficult task in front of them. Not only were they headlining a stage at Lollapalooza and having a time slot that conflicted with the reunited Soundgarden, but they had to follow The National. Although it seemed like a difficult challenge, the Canadian indie-rockers not only accepted, but they silenced any naysayers in their path.

Lollapalooza 2010: The National

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Closing out Lollapalooza’s Playstation stage on Sunday was the indie group of Joy Division worshippers known as The National. A veteran of the festival – and many others the world over - these guys knew exactly how to play to their crowd. Coating their set in a fine lacquer of fan favorites gave the band’s set a beautiful, glossy sheen from start to finish.

Lollapalooza 2010: The Cribs

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The Cribs at Lollapalooza 2010
England’s pop-rock quartet The Cribs are no strangers to an early morning appearance at Lollapalooza. In 2007, the band – then still a trio comprised solely of the three Jarman brothers– proved that they could wow a festival crowd early in the day. Fast forward three years and the band made a triumphant return to the fest, but this time on the site’s biggest stage. The prolific...

Lollapalooza 2010: Frank Turner

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Frank Turner at Lollapalooza 2010
As rain came down on Lollapalooza early Sunday, Frank Turner made his way onto the tiny Sony Bloggie stage to start the day off with his folk-punk style. His half hour on stage was just what the rain soaked crowd needed to forget about the morning’s rough start on the weather front. Lucky for the festival crowd, Turner was accompanied by a full backing band for this Lollapalooza appearance;...

Lollapalooza 2010: The Antlers

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The Antlers at Lollapalooza 2010
For those of us who attended the last day of Lollapalooza early, we experienced some unexpected rain. (It was unexpected for us who didn't check the weather forecast, at least.) Ponchos, umbrellas and galoshes came out but the rain was a bit more than an inconvenience since Chicago is the windy city after all. However, that wasn't going to stop us from making our last day of...

Lollapalooza 2010 Photo Gallery: Day 2

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Metric at Lollapalooza 2010
Lollapalooza's first day may have had Lady Gaga, but day 2 was jam packed with artists whether you were a huge electronica head, an indie rocker or Bayside ska kid. We knew we definitely had our day cut out for us but with Grant Park's massive size for a festival, we must have walked miles as we rushed to see band after band. Some big names that got us warmed up for the...