The official lineup for this year's Lollapalooza Festival has been announced! Taking place on August 3 - 5 in Grant Park, Chicago, this year's festival is sure to be one for the record books.
Artists include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, a recently reunited Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + the Machine, At the Drive-In, Bassnectar, The Shins, Avicii, Justice, The Weeknd, Sigur Ros, a recently reunited Afgan Whigs, M83, Frank Ocean, Nero, Die Antwoord, Tune-Yards, SBTRKT, The Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten, The War on Drugs, Twin Shadow, Toro y Moi, Wale, Zed's Dead, Childish Gambino and many more! For the full lineup, click here.
Get your tickets here, but hurry up, they'll sell out quick!
Thursday, October 21st
- Disembodied w/ Monument to Thieves, Lifeless @ The Barbary, 6:30 pm, $12
- Gary Numan w/ Rasputina @ The Trocadero, 7 pm, $24
- Nikki Yanofsky @ World Café Live, 7:30 pm, $32-43
- Cassino w/ Hop Along, The End of America @ Kungfu Necktie, 7:30 pm, $8
- Isaac Russell @ World Café Live, 8 pm, FREE
- The Great Socio & Stewart John Band @ Triumph Brewing Co., 8 pm, $5
- Penrose w/ Death on Two Wheels, Ume, Screaming Rattler @ North Star Bar, 8 pm, $8
- Julian Velard w/ Chris Trapper @ Tin Angel, 8:30 pm, $12
- Matthew Dear w/ Jamaica @ Voyeur Nightclub, 10 pm, $10
- Lubriphonic @ World Cafe Live, 10 pm, $13
- DJ Sammy Slice w/ DJ Cool Hand Luke @ Silk City, 10 pm, $5
- DJ Ian. St. Laurent & DJ Wolf.fang @ Kungfu Necktie, 11 pm, $3
The Sunday Snapshot:
The festival set-up, sound and acoustics, as well as operations were extremely professional. It's obvious they have done this before. I loved how they had two stages by each other with back-to-back shows. I parked it at the Budweiser/Playstation stages for most of the weekend due to the line up, but it was incredible to see 10,000 people stacked to see the headliners on the BMI stage. Kudos Lolla.
Sunday Musical Delights & Awards:
Chiddy Bang: Award for Band Best Listened on a CD. I was personally pumped to see Chiddy play. My friends produce their music videos and I have been rocking to their cool remixes/raps for a bit now. Think, Girl Talk meets Drake for their vibe. I was sadly disappointed in the live bit, but I still like them a lot. But the electronic Perry’s stage was a sick addition to the festival. We would be visiting again.
Here is what we loved most about Saturday at Lollapalooza 2010. I wish I was still there!
In addition to the green scene at Grant Park, there were some really cool sponsorship and brand presence situations in the mix. Toyota was giving away cold bandanas and headbands (much needed with the hot temperatures). They always had a line to their tent, which I’m sure got them some good exposure. Another great sponsor was the water filling stations; I know I spent a lot of time here. AOL provided free WiFi, for those of us working during the festival, this was clutch. A fun one was the Q101 Hammock Station, where you could actually take a break and lay in the hammocks for a bit. It’s always enjoyable to see brands and companies giving out products and services that are super beneficial to the festival goer. Giving a consumer something they can really use during the weekend is really going to stand out for marketing purposes.
Completely pumped for this festival, Lollapalooza managed to blow me away. Not only with the talent they had this year, but as an event planner, I was even more impressed with the set-up and operations they had in place. If you missed our live Tweets from the festival here are some tasty tidbits from the weekend. Catch us tomorrow for Saturday's recap:
We arrived in Chicago around 7am from New York, took a nap, and proceeded to the event around 4pm. Other than grabbing my media pass (which was like a mile away from the entrance) I was immediately impressed.
After having their song ‘Do You Realize’ named the official state song of Oklahoma, psych-rockers continue gaining momentum, now being named as the headliners for this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
In addition to the Lips, the festival, which will take place from July 17 to July 19 in Chicago’s Union Park, will also feature Grizzly Bear, who are perhaps the most talked-about band in indie rock right now. The Brooklyn-based quartet’s new album, Veckatimest, is coming out in May and is being anticipated to an almost ridiculous degree. Grizzly Bear was already popular amongst indie rock fans after the release of their 2007 album Yellow House, but after touring with Radiohead and playing on both Letterman and Conan O’Brien, the group looks destined to become a household name.
Pitchfork Media has posted some of the lineup for this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival. The festival will take place in Chicago’s Union Park July 17-19 and actually has a pretty cool feature called “Write the Night: Set Lists by Request.” Beginning on Friday, March 13, and ending on June 12, when a ticket is purchased a confirmation e-mail will be sent including a link that will allow you to vote on which songs the bands will play. Ah, Pitchfork, always bringing the power to the people.
The Schedule (so far):
Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart