Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay to headline three-day fest
Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival has announced the full roster of acts for its 20th anniversary iteration on August 5-7.
Eminem, Coldplay, the Foo Fighters and Muse will headline the three-day fest in Grant Park, with sets also scheduled from newly reunited acts the Cars and Big Audio Dynamite. Cee Lo Green, My Morning Jacket, the Arctic Monkeys, Deadmau5, Girl Talk and the Mountain Goats will also perform.
Founded in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Ferrell, Lollapalooza thrived as a day-long touring festival until 1997. Attempts to revive the fest in 2003 were met with mixed results, and a 2004 tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Retooled as a multi-day, single-city fest in 2005, the festival found substantial success, and staged its first overseas expansion in Santiago, Chile earlier this month.
Last year saw sets from Lady Gaga and the Strokes, as well as Arcade Fire and the reunited Soundgarden, attracting 240,000 fans to Grant Park.