Having already staged two South American legs this year, one of North America’s biggest live music events will return to home soil in the summer with over 160,000 festivalgoers with Lollapalooza tickets expected to descend upon Chicago’s Grant Park on the weekend of Aug 2-4.
Several acts who performed at the Brazilian date at Sao Paulo’s The Jockey Club in March and the Chilean version at Santiago’s Parque O’Higgins in April will grace the Lollapalooza stage for a second, and in some cases third, time in the space of six months including Queens Of The Stone Age, Two Door Cinema Club, Major Lazer, Knife Party, Crystal Castles, Foals and Hot Chip.
But out of the eight main headliners confirmed, The Killers are the only name to have already performed at a Lollapalooza in 2013. Also joining Brandon Flowers and co. at the top of the bill are Nine Inch Nails, who were present at the festival’s debut way back in 1991, The Cure, making their first ever appearance at the annual event, and two artists currently on the comeback trail, Phoenix and The Postal Service, with The National, Vampire Weekend and Mumford & Sons completing the impressive line-up.
PrimeSport has single day tickets and multi day passes for Lollapalooza in Chicago currently priced from $157 for the Friday, $211 for the Saturday and $130 for the Sunday with three-day passes starting at $355.
A further 130 acts are also scheduled to play across the eight stages including the likes of indie-rockers Band Of Horses and Frightened Rabbit, electro pioneers New Order, superstar DJs Steve Aoki and Steve Angello, critically-acclaimed duo Beach House, synth-pop siblings Tegan & Sara, Dixie Chicks offshoot Court Yard Hounds, and two artists who have both recently reached No.2 on the Billboard charts with their debut albums, Lana Del Rey and Imagine Dragons.
While those with Lollapalooza tickets wanting to discover new talent can also enjoy sets from emerging British soul singers Jessie Ware, Lianne La Havas and Emeli Sande, hotly-tipped rappers Azealia Banks, Angel Haze and Kendrick Lamar and the man responsible for the “Harlem Shake”, Baauer, alongside the winners of the BBC Sound Of 2013 poll, Haim and last year’s Mercury Prize, Alt-J.