Where else could you catch a live-outdoor performance from Arctic Monkeys, Tool, Jane’s Addiction and The Beastie Boys. Snoop Dogg, Thievery Corporation and TV on the Radio. An all-star lineup like this can only be compiled for a show like Lollapalooza.
The event, which will be held in Chicago from Aug. 7-9, sold out for the first time in 2008, since moving to the windy city. The 2009 edition will feature an expanded offering of dance and electronic music on a nightclub-style stage called Perry’s. Simian Mobile Disco, A-Trak and Kid Cudi are booked to be on the ones and twos.
Early-bird passes went on sale last month for $195 and regular admissions are $205. According to Lollapalooza founder, Perry Farrell, attendance is looking solid for the event, in spite of the failed economy.
“At Lollapalooza, we’re selling more tickets than ever,” she told Reuters. “People need an even bigger excuse to escape more than ever and there is no better escape than going to a festival and just tripping and taking in music.”
Other performers at Lollapalooza are Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless 7, Rise Against, Vampire Weekend, The Decembersits, Band of Horses, Of Montreal, Ben Folds, Crystal Castles, Santigold plus many others. [billboard]