2011 Lollapalooza Line-up Announced
At 7:45AM, I saw the telltale green blinking light on my Droid alerting me there was an email waiting to be read. Usually this is a quick delete, delete, delete but this morning I saw something that stopped the ol’ trigger finger from hitting ‘delete’ to the ‘star this item’. Groggily, I had my first look at the 2011 Lollapalooza schedule.
The 20th Anniversary Lollapalooza Festival will kick off in Grant Park August 5th and wrap up August 7th. 3-day passes are still available (as of 4/26) for $215 through Lollapalooza’s website. Tickets are also available here (for those of you who wait until it sells out).
Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse are listed in the largest font on the Lolla line-up marquee. Moving down the list to the next smaller size, other headliners are My Morning Jacket, DeadMau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, The Cars, and Ween.
Although the bands above are solid acts, they are not why I go to Lollapalooza. It’s all about the next 100 or so names on the list. (And as of last year, the Perry’s tent.) So for those of you who enjoy the smaller and “cooler” performances, here’s the rest of the lineup. Enjoy!
Everyone Else (in alphabetical order):
An Horse, Arctic Monkeys, Atmosphere, Beats Antique, Beirut, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Cards, Black Lips, Boy & Bear, Bright Eyes, Cage the Elephant, Chico Trujillo, Christina Perri, City and Colour, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, Cults, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death From Above 1979, Deftones, Delta Spirit, Disappears, DJ Mel, Dom.
Electric Touch, Ellie Goulding, Explosions in the Sky, Fences, Fitz & the Tantrums, Flogging Molly, Foster the People, Friendly Fires, Gold Motel, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Grouplove.
Imelda May, Iration, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Julia Easterlin, Kerli, Kids These Days, Lia Ices, Lissie, Local Natives, Lord Huron, Los Bunkers, Lykke Li, Manchester Orchestra, Maps & Atlases, Mayer Hawthorne & the County, Noah & The Whale.
OK Go, Patrick Stump, Phantogram, Portugal the Man, Ratatat, Reptar, Rival Schools, Ruby Jane, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Ryan Leslie, Sam Adams, Skylar Grey, Sleigh Bells (pictured left), Smith Westerns.
TAB the Band, Tennis, the Chain Gang of 1974, the Drums, the Joy Formidable, the Kills, the Kingston Springs, the Mountain Goats, the Naked and Famous, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Pretty Reckless, the Vaccines, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus, Two Door Cinema Club, Typhoon, White Lies, Wye Oak, Ximena Saritana, Young Man, Young the Giant.
Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, the Bloody Beetroots Death Crew, Afrojack, Modeselektor, Skrillex, PerryEtty vs Chris Cox, Chuckie, the Glitch Mob, Busy P, Joachim Garraud, Super Mash Bros., Jay Electronica, 12th Planet, Daedulus, Feed Me, Jackmaster, Collie Buddz, Savoy, Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite, Ana Tijoux, Midnight Conspiracy, L1ght, Lady D.