I feel like I haven’t been to a live concert in ages. I think that’s why my interest was particularly piqued at the announcement of the Lollapalooza artist lineup this afternoon. That, and I still haven’t seen the Red Hot Chili Peppers live yet (on my bucket list.) Turns out they are headlining Lollapalooza this year, making for a busy year for Anthony, Flea, and the rest of the boys (they’re also performing at the Bonnaroo music festival in June.) The Associated Press for the New York Daily News reported,
“The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and English indie darlings Florence and the Machine will headline this year’s three-day Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Jane’s Addiction lead singer and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell announced Wednesday.
“Every year it’s kind of a nail biter putting a lineup together,” Farrell said in an interview. “There were moments when I looked at it and I was beside myself. I didn’t know what to do.”
But with the final list also including acts such as Black Sabbath, Jack White and Sigur Ros, “that lineup is just going to be so exciting and it’s so diverse. I think it works so well,” Farrell said.
The festival in Chicago’s sprawling Grant Park begins Aug. 3.
The schedule of more than 120 bands features Lollapalooza’s signature mix of mainstream headliners and indie bands. The global factor is strong with acts from across Europe, Chile, Australia and Malaysia. It also reflects American music hubs like Austin, Nashville and Portland, spanning genres from rock to pop, hip hop and rap to electronic dance.”
To read more on what goes into picking the musicians performing at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival click here.
For all the music junkies out there, I’m curious which festival you prefer–Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, or some other bitchen’ music frenzy that I haven’t mentioned or even heard of yet? This year, the Black Keys are playing Lolla, so that might be my winner…. for this year.