These bands should sound pretty familiar.
Lollapalooza coordinators announced Tuesday that Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Cee Lo Green and A Perfect Circle will join Eminem, Foo Fighters and Muse as headliners for Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary festival, scheduled for Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park.
Among other big names, fan faves and classics are Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Damian Marley & Nas, Ween, Deftones, Beirut and (former) locals OK Go. Founder Perry Farrell also made good on his promise to emphasize electronic music with headliners Deadmau5 and Kid Cudi and a bigger Perry’s Lounge DJ stage in a new location aimed at accommodating more than 15,000 fans.
In total, the Grant Park festival features 130-plus acts on eight stages.
Call the presence of A Perfect Circle, Big Audio Dynamite and The Cars a throwback show, or call it par for the course for Farrell, whose past lineups have included big hits from the '80s and '90s.
Indie fans get their money's worth with Local Natives, Best Coast, Black Lips, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Crystal Castles. Locals will recognize a few faces in the lineup with Gold Motel, former Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump, Maps & Atlases, Smith and Western, Lissie and Disappears among Chicago-area representatives.
The first and second round of Lolla tickets sold out almost immediately. Regular, three-day passes are on sale for $215.