Posted in music | tour dates on April 6, 2010


"The 2010 Lollapalooza line-up is official: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Phoenix will headline, joined by Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, and The Black Keys. With 130 bands on this year's bill, its sure to be a weekend long feast for the ears.

It's a monumental year for Lollapalooza, filled with homecomings, reunions, and first-times. Soundgarden, 1992 and 1996 Lollapalooza alumni, return to the Lollapalooza stage for their first performance since 1997. Green Day will rock Grant Park sixteen years after their first Lollapalooza appearance. While Lady Gaga will headline the festival only three short years after playing the BMI stage at Lollapalooza 2007.

Arcade Fire returns to Grant Park, having played the reincarnated Lollapalooza in 2005. This is the first Lollapalooza for The Strokes - and also their first show in four years. And making their Lollapalooza debut: Phoenix." - Lollapalooza
After extremely accurate early leaks and then much teasing, Lollapalooza oficially announces this year's lineup. Check it out below...

Green Day
Lady Gaga
Arcade Fire
The Strokes
Social Distortion
Jimmy Cliff
Hot Chip
The Black Keys
The National
Cypress Hill
Cut Copy
The New Pornographers
Erykah Badu
Slightly Stoopid
Grizzly Bear
Gogol Bordello
X Japan
Dirty Projectors
Mavis Staples
Matt & Kim
The xx
Drive-By Truckers
Blues Traveler
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Temper Trap
Jamie Lidell
Frightened Rabbit
F**k Buttons
Deer Tick
Blitzen Trapper
Raphael Saadiq
The Cribs
Minus the Bear
The Walkmen
Mumford & Sons
Wild Beasts
Rogue Wave
Los Amigos Invisibles
The Big Pink
The Dodos
Cymbals Eat Guitars
The Antlers
The Soft Pack
Balkan Beat Box
American Bang
The Ike Reilly Assassination
Company of Thieves
The Constellations
Miniature Tigers
Mimicking Birds
The Kissaway Trail
The Morning Benders
Foxy Shazam
Violent Soho
Royal Bangs
Freelance Whales
Semi Precious Weapons
Dan Black
The Band of Heathens
My Dear Disco
Shawn Fisher
Neon Hitch
The Ettes
Jukebox the Ghost
These United States

Empire of the Sun
Perry Farrell
Felix da Housecat
Erol Alkan
Wolfgang Gartner
Joachim Garraud
Mexican Institute of Sound
Peanut Butter Wolf
Dirty South
Cut Copy (DJ Set)
Beats Antique
Steve Porter
Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls
Ancient Astronauts
Ana Sia
Team Bayside High
Dani Deahl
DJ Mel
Only Children
Lance Herbstrong



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Comments (33)

meh. cant wait for wavves though

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 1:36 AM


Posted by Will | April 6, 2010 1:38 AM

blues traveller! switchfoot!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 1:39 AM

One gets the feeling Jim Dero's utter hate for this festival is influencing his opinion of the artists.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 1:40 AM

sometimes Jim DeRogatis gets it right (Blues Traveler). sometimes he gets it wrong (Walkmen). Either way, he's entertaining.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 1:50 AM

that's a pretty damn good list of main headliners. Green Day hopefully won't skimp on the kerplunk/39 smooth songs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 2:37 AM

Not bad. Arcade Fire and the Strokes are the only summer fest so far exclusives I would care about.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 3:51 AM

Damn! No Dwarves.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 5:02 AM

X Japan? For real? Woah, will they be touring the states now?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 6:37 AM


Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 8:30 AM

This actually looks amazing to me, just alone for Lady Gaga, ARcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix , the strokes


Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 9:46 AM

Are they not doing single day passes anymore?

Posted by Anna | April 6, 2010 9:55 AM

damn.. now THIS is a lineup. as someone who has thought 'meh' about every lineup (except maybe sasquatch ) this summer i'm seriously impressed. if this was bonnaroo i'd be there in an instant. haven't heard the best things about lolla's stage setups though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 9:57 AM

damn good lineup if u ask me

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 10:12 AM

Jeez, not many bands playing this year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 10:35 AM

Lady caca and Soundgarden are singing a duet

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 10:37 AM

Good work Windish

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 11:00 AM

is there anyone NOT playing this show?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 11:24 AM

i hate seeing bands i love with a 100,000 people i don't

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 11:24 AM

Not bad, still think Pitchfork is the place to be this summer.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 12:09 PM

Pitchfork fest kicks the crap outta this!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 12:27 PM

basically its all the bands that play every festival including Lolla in the past.. (MGMT, Black Keys, Spoon, Hot Chip etc) a few big bands who aren't even very good at what they do that appeal to the lowest common denominator (Green Day, Soundgarden, Social Distortion) and all the bands who played Pitchfork Fest last year (Grizzly Bear , Wavves, Frightened Rabbit, The National, Yeasayer, Matt & Kim, The Walkmen) plus one mainstream curve ball (Lady Gaga)

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 12:31 PM

That's a lot of bands....

Posted by Regular reader | April 6, 2010 1:49 PM

will Erykah Badu be naked?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 1:59 PM

cool to see some bands who don't get love like you'd think they would from other big festivals get on this. at first glance.. these united states and HEALTH jump out as examples of that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 2:30 PM

I like how DeRogatis clearly just talks shit about the smaller bands he has never heard based on their names. What a fucking phony that guy is. Meanwhile he gives Lady Gaga 4 stars.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 3:16 PM

I can't believe Bang Bang Eche isn't playing this.

Posted by Mishy | April 6, 2010 4:08 PM

Damnn... that looks like one annoying large circus with a bunch mediocre bands.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 7:59 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 6:37 PM

I wish Blues Hammer was playing.

If you like authentic blues, you really gotta check out Blues Hammer. They're so great.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2010 7:05 PM

Feeling like there's gonna be some tough decisions to make on the headlines each night...

Posted by Todd | May 14, 2010 11:31 AM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 8:34 AM

if anybody has a chance to see nas and damian marley you should do it. one of the best concerts I have ever seen!

Posted by beats | December 3, 2011 8:14 PM

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