News Article

Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Announced

Words by Ice Cream Man

Photos by RETURNING;

Late last night the press releases went out and Lollapalooza unveiled their 2012 lineup. There had been a lot of speculation and it seemed, like last year, that a lot of people had an idea who was going to be headlining. Since Lolla has two main stages AND a large dance tent they’re able to pack 90,000 people into Grant Park and have it not feel terribly crowded. At least that was what it was like last year and everyone seemed to have a great time.

The ‘big’ bands are Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence and the Machine, At the Drive-In, Bassnectar, Aviccii, The Shins and Justice. Per usual for most fests for me these days it’s the bands listed below that that really caught my attention. I’m not sure how Sigur Ros will pull off a potential day-time set but they’re huge and always great live. Bloc Party is back together and they’ve always been good at getting people to dance. I’m most happy about The Afghan Whigs cuz this will likely be their first show in the US in a long long time. M83 had one of the biggest songs and albums of last year and I’m sure they’ll draw a mighty large audience. Tallest Man on Earth is a bit of a funky fit but he should have a new album out and some momentum going into the fest and should woo anyone needing their folk fix. Dr. Dog is pretty far down the list which is a bummer cuz they rule live and their new album is one of my most listened too so far this year.

The shift to younger audiences and more dance music has been happening for years and it was very clear in 2011, with Deadmau5 snagging a headlining spot, that many people just wanted to hang out in the dance tent all day and night. I guess that explains the many DJ’s listed near the top.

Check out the whole lineup below or at
http://lineup.lollapalooza.com/

Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Little Dragon
Orchard Lounge
The Black Keys
Dr. Dog
Mona
Black Sabbath
Of Monsters and Men
The Growlers
Jack White
Gary Clark Jr.
Hey Rosetta!
Florence + The Machine
Alabama Shakes
JEFF the Brotherhood
At The Drive-In
The Gaslight Anthem
Anamanaguchi
Bassnectar
SBTRKT
First Aid Kit
Avicii
Amadou & Mariam
Wax
The Shins
Porter Robinson
FIDLAR
Justice
The Walkmen
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Passion Pit
Tame Impala
Milo Greene
Kaskade
Sub Focus
Los Jaivas
The Weeknd
Band of Skulls
Kopecky Family Band
Sigur Ros
JJ Grey & Mofro
The Jezabels
Bloc Party
Madeon
Nadastrom
Calvin Harris
Neon Indian
LP
Miike Snow
Zedd
DJ Nihal
The Afghan Whigs
Dum Dum Girls
Yuna
M83
Paper Diamond
The White Panda
Franz Ferdinand
Washed Out
Walk Off The Earth
Frank Ocean
Aloe Blacc
Animal Kingdom
NERO
Trampled By Turtles
Dev
J. Cole
Bear in Heaven
Karmin
Knife Party
Blind Pilot
SALVA
Childish Gambino
Chairlift
The Sheepdogs
Delta Spirit
The Black Angels
The Dunwells
Santigold
Yellow Ostrich
DJ Mel
Metric
GIVERS
Empires
Zeds Dead
Polica
Kevin Devine
The Temper Trap
Bombay Bicycle Club
Dry The River
Wale
Sharon Van Etten
Helena
Big Gigantic
White Rabbits
Haley Reinhart
Die Antwoord
Doomtree
Imaginary Cities
Dawes
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Overdoz
tUnE-yArDs
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ambassadors
Skream & Benga
The Devil Makes Three
DJ Zebo
The Head & The Heart
Oberhofer
thenewno2
The Big Pink
Star Slinger
Moon Taxi
Twin Shadow
The War on Drugs
Chancellor Warhol
The Tallest Man on Earth
Michael Kiwanuka
Laura Warshauer
Toro Y Moi
O Rappa
Red Oblivion
FUN.
Bowerbirds
Kid Color

not found