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Lollapalooza last year (more by Josh Darr)
Lollaplaooza

Lollapalooza celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with some huge names on its just-announced lineup. See it in full below.

The festival has obviously changed over the years. What started out as a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction with a 'touring festival' lineup that included the Rollins Band, Nine Inch Nails, Butthole Surfers, and Souxsie & The Banshees, has turned into a one-weekend Chicago festival that Lady Gaga co-headlined last year. As leaked a while ago, Foo Fighters, Muse and Eminem all play this year, as will Coldplay, Cee Lo Green, and My Morning Jacket along with the reunited Cars and the continuing-to-be-reunited Big Audio Dynamite and Death From Above 1979, and a bunch of other bands which may or may not be worth the ticket price depending on how you feel about the headliners and generally seeing bands in big, hot, outdoor crowded parks (Lollapalooza happens in Chicago's Grant Park from August 5th - 7th).

Full 2011 Lineup and a couple of videos (one from 1991, one from 2010), below...

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Lollapalooza 1991

Lollapalooza 2010

LOLLAPALOOZA 2011 LINEUP
Eminem
Foo Fighters
Coldplay
Muse
My Morning Jacket
Deadmau5
A Perfect Circle
Cee Lo Green
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Nas
The Cars
Ween
Bright Eyes
Arctic Monkeys
Big Audio Dynamite
Deftones
Beirut
Explosions in the Sky
Death From Above 1979
Ratatat
Crystal Castles
Flogging Molly
Atmosphere
Cold War Kids
Lykke Li
Cage the Elephant
Ok Go
Local Natives
The Kills
White Lies
Portugal. The Man
Two Door Cinema Club
Ellie Goulding
Delta Spirit
Beats Antique
The Mountain Goats
Sleigh Bells
Manchester Orchestra
Smith Westerns
Best Coast
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Drums
Black Lips
Fitz & The Tantrums
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
City and Colour
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Cults
Noah & The Whale
Sam Adams
J. Roddy Walston and the Business
Tinie Tempah
Lissie
Dom
The Vaccines
Foster The People
Titus Andronicus
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
Chico Trujillo
The Naked and Famous
Phantogram
Rival Schools
Friendly Fires
DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.
Reptar
Maps & Atlases
Fences
Tennis
An Horse
Young The Giant
Los Bunkers
Imelda May
Grouplove
Wye Oak
The Joy Formidable
Lord Huron
Disappears
Walk The Moon
Gold Motel
Iration
Ryan Leslie
TAB the band
Skylar Grey
Christina Perri
Black Cards
The Pretty Reckless
Boy & Bear
Patrick Stump
Kids These Days
Young Man
The Kingston Springs
Lia Ices
The Chain Gang of 1974
Ximena Sariñana
Typhoon
Electric Touch
Kerli
Ruby Jane
Julia Easterlin
DJ Mel

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Tags: A Perfect Circle, An Horse, Arctic Monkeys, Atmosphere, Beats Antique, Beirut, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Cards, Black Lips, Boy and Bear, Bright Eyes, Cage the Elephant, Cee Lo Green, Chicago, Chico Trujillo, Christina Perri, City and Colour, Cold War Kids, Coldplay, Crystal Castles, Cults, DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR., Damian Marley, Deadmau5, Death From Above 1979, Deftones, Delta Spirit, DFA1979, Disappears, DJ Mel, Dom, Electric Touch, Ellie Goulding, Eminem, Explosions in the Sky, Fences, Fitz and The Tantrums, Flogging Molly, Foo Fighters, Foster The People, Friendly Fires, Gold Motel, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Grouplove, Imelda May, Iration, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Julia Easterlin, Kerli, Kids These Days, Lia Ices, Lissie, Local Natives, Lollapalooza, Lord Huron, Los Bunkers, Lykke Li, Manchester Orchestra, Maps and Atlases, Mayer Hawthorne and The County, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Nas, Noah and The Whale, Ok Go, Patrick Stump, Phantogram, Portugal. The Man, Ratatat, Reptar, Rival Schools, Ruby Jane, Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses, Ryan Leslie, Sam Adams, Skylar Grey, Sleigh Bells, Smith Westerns, TAB the band, Tennis, The Cars, The Chain Gang of 1974, The Drums, The Joy Formidable, The Kills, The Kingston Springs, The Mountain Goats, The Naked and Famous, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pretty Reckless, The Vaccines, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus, Two Door Cinema Club, Typhoon, Walk The Moon, Ween, White Lies, Wye Oak, Ximena Sariñana, Young Man, Young The Giant

Comments (105)

Weak lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:02 PM

Weak lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:02 PM

i used to be a huge muse fan, but i kind of want them to just go away now

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:03 PM

depressing

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:03 PM

first. and worst lineup i've seen (maybe ever)

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:03 PM

Glad I'm going to Primavera Sound and not this garbage

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:06 PM

I disagree. I think it's a solid B+ lineup and I think it's the fest I'll go to. Given that I've seen most of my all-time favorite bands before (none of which are here), this comes just right as it has a bunch of bands I like - DFA1979, Lykke Li, Beirut, Eminem - that I've never gotten a chance to see.

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2011 12:08 PM

MEH

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:08 PM

pass

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:11 PM

guess i don't have to worry about airfare or accommodation in chicago this summer!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:11 PM

@12:06, also going to Primavera Sound. So stoked, ~4 weeks from now.

Posted by Anon | April 26, 2011 12:11 PM

There are of course a few good bands on here, Titus Andronicus, Wye Oak, DFA1979, Bright Eyes, but definitely not worth the ticket price or the trip to Chicago. Pitchforkfest definitely a better value.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:12 PM

TAB THE BAND FUDGE YEAH!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:13 PM

Whenever there is a festival announced, the first comment is always "weak lineup." What would REALISTICALLY be a solid festival lineup these days?

I think this festival serves its demographic well (much like Pitchfork and Coachella do)

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:14 PM

>>As leaked a while ago, Foo Fighters, Muse and Eminem all play this year, as will Coldplay, Cee Lo Green, and My Morning Jacket along with the reunited Cars and the continuing-to-be-reunited Big Audio Dynamite and Death From Above 1979, and a bunch of other bands which may or may not be worth the ticket price depending on how you feel about the headliners and generally seeing bands in big, hot, outdoor crowded parks (Lollapalooza happens in Chicago's Grant Park from August 5th - 7th).

seriously. worst. grammar. ever. come ON! holy run-on sentence batman. someone, please, for the love of chickpeas, edit these damn things.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:14 PM

first. and who else thinks Foo Fighters are the Bon Jovi of this decade?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:14 PM

deftones!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:15 PM

Interesting, four "headlining" bands but only three nights, which one steps down a slot for this - Muse? (didn't they headline a year or two ago?)

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:16 PM

Ween should be headlining

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:20 PM

lolla could actually be an opportune time to rid the world of lots of awful music/bands such as:
(I would list them in order of most offensive but it'd be a 12 way tie for #1)
Eminem
Foo Fighters
Coldplay
Muse
DeadMau5
Cee Lo Green
Bright Eyes
Arctic Monkeys
Crystal Castles
Cold War Kids
The Drums
Sleigh Bells
White Lies
Delta Spirit
Best Coast
Black Lips
Tinie Tempah
Cults
Dom
Titus Andronicus
Foster the People
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Tennis
Chain Gang of 1974

this shit lineup is still missing Odd Future, Wavves and Matt and Kim. who else should be on it that's still a currently active touring band?

Posted by Yos | April 26, 2011 12:21 PM

mmj.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:22 PM

"The Chain Gang of 1974" - They opened one of the Governor's Island shows. Worst Band Ever. How do they get on this bill?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:23 PM

wow, what is this, 2001? My dad would love those headliners. So, so weak.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:25 PM

It must suck to hate more music than you love.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:27 PM

deftones!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:32 PM

sonic youth at the williamsburg waterfront on 8/12. tickets on sale friday at noon. scooped you, bv.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:39 PM

The Chain Gang would have been much much better.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:40 PM

How old are you 12:25? Sorry Bieber didn't make the lineup

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:41 PM

oops. i left off Girl Talk on that shit list of bands at lolla list.

Posted by Yos | April 26, 2011 12:42 PM

12:39 is correct, and Wild Flag is opening

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:43 PM

come back, all points west? 2 more nights with radiohead would be nice.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:46 PM

this lineup is awful.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:49 PM

Obligatory "Lineup sucks!....grumble grumble grumble."

Posted by a privaledged hipster | April 26, 2011 12:49 PM

Saw Wild Flad open for Bright Eyes, and they were great, however, I would love to see Sleeter Kinney reunite.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:53 PM

Huge festivals suck. They haven't been good for years. Coachella, this, Bonoroo. Every year it is 4 or 5 different big names headlining with the same ass bands in the middle playing the majority of the day. Oh wow Foster the People, Beruit, Best Coast, Arctic Monkeys. Fuck this and fuck all of you tools.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:53 PM

Wow, this sounds like Woodstock 95 only it is Lollapalooza 2011. Same vibe. Lame.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 26, 2011 12:57 PM

MY MY MY MY VANS DEFERENS

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:58 PM

TERRRRRRIBLE LINEUPPPPPP

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:01 PM

i thought the coachella lineup was good this year

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:02 PM

Who fucking cares about Sonic Youth. We need the Soundgarden info!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:02 PM

SWEET! DEFTONES should be headlining.

Perry couldn't have got us Limp Bizkit or Marilyn Manson? C'mon already.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:08 PM

Death Cab w/Frightened Rabbit @ Williamsburg Waterfront on 8/2.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:11 PM

"Weak lineup."

You were surprised?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:13 PM

i don't understand... what would make this lineup good? who were you expecting to play that's not playing?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:18 PM

1:18,

That's what I always ask. Apparently if a lineup doesn't include Radiohead, Daft Punk or Arcade Fire everyone thinks it's terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:23 PM

LCD broke up, so of course the line up sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:27 PM

forget the "better value" bs...p'fork better, even for the same $.

Posted by anon | April 26, 2011 1:28 PM

small indoor venue > packed outdoor venue

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:30 PM

has anyone said that this is a terrible line up?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:34 PM

I've gone to Lollapalooza a number of times and have always had a blast. I'm just kinda shocked at how crappy this lineup is though, you'd think they'd pull out some kind of surprises for the 20th anniversary. The lineup from Lollapalooza Chile last month was even far better, at least this lineup gives me reason to explore other destinations

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:49 PM

i went to the first 3 lolla's in chicago. each year it got worse. the first year was the best.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:54 PM

@12:46 pm - agreed!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:00 PM

Dj Mel!!! Woohooo!!

Wait ... huh?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:06 PM

GIRL TALK. SCORE!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:14 PM

Touring bands/artists that would have made this lineup better:

The Antlers
TV on the Radio (P4k Festival)
Warpaint
Arcade Fire (last year)
The National (last year)
Spoon (last year)
Radiohead
Janes Addiction
The Cure
Bon Iver
PJ Harvey
DJ Shadow (P4k Festival)
Daft Punk
Art Brut
Deerhunter (P4k Festival)
The Raveonettes
Pantha Du Prince
Blonde Redhead

Bands/Artists who are playing that suck:

MMJ
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Bright Eyes
The Mountain Goats

Anyone want to buy my ticket?

Posted by Dan | April 26, 2011 2:20 PM

Not even Animal Collective could save this stinking pile, especially since the hipster tide has turned against them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:21 PM

what would Animal Collective contribute? They played in 2009 and it was terrible. Half the crowd walked away

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:26 PM

At least animal collective would make a nice backdrop to my hummus eating at lolla.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:36 PM

this is amazing

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:40 PM

I love the way Animal Collective has been rejected by its core demographic in such a short span of time...build them up just to tear them down, indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:41 PM

2:20,

The Cure is not on tour this summer, neither is Radiohead. Arcade Fire, Spoon and The National all played last year. At least try to be realistic...

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:45 PM

more like lol-polloza

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:48 PM

A wonderful addition to this lineup would be prince.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:53 PM

Dan, enough with the pie in sky wish lists. This is Lollapalooza we're talking about, the festival has been past it's prime for years.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:57 PM

Really weak lineup at the top. I have absolutely zero interest in seeing the top 9 bands. Too bad, last year's was a blast.

Posted by Edward | April 26, 2011 2:59 PM

2:41

Animal Collective's core demographic has not abandoned them. The hipster masses that wanted to swoon dance to "My Girls" some more might be leaving in droves, but the rest of their fans are staying put and as excited as we have always been.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:08 PM

where's the big new york festival...

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:14 PM

Perry Farrell's ENIT Festival in 97 will be better then this lollapalooza.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:14 PM

I'll acknowledge that Radiohead and The Cure are pie-in-the-sky wishes. However, for Lolla's 20th anniversary, I was hoping they would pull out all the stops rather than compile some D-list acts with some very mainstream headliners.

Posted by Dan | April 26, 2011 3:14 PM

The only people complaining about this are shitty jaded New York hipster transplants.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:23 PM

I remember this one experience I had at Lollapalooza some years back... I was just sitting down on the lawn smoking some herb basking in the sun, and everything seemed perfect. But soon after, I got a bad case of the munchies and strolled around looking for a snack. All I could find was corndogs and funnel cake. Kinda sucked. A man like me needs his daily dose of phyto-nutrient rich hummus to enjoy a festival. I hope they rectify this issue this year and at least get a falafel joint up in there. Right?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:26 PM

Why does Chicago get Pitchfork and Lollapalooza, while NYC gets bupkis? I thought Chicago was supposed to be the 2nd City.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:26 PM

NYC gets ATP which has portishead. Stop complaining. Plus we get every band in the world dying to okay here because NYC is the greatest city in the world. And any claims you make that deny that fact will be showcasing poor cognitive abilities.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:33 PM

Warpaint was special

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:33 PM

I agree with !2:27PM, but gimme a break...lineup is bad

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:39 PM

Portishead would have been an excellent addition to Lolla.

Posted by Dan | April 26, 2011 3:39 PM

Quit bitching people. If you go to Lolla and don't have a fucking blast - you have issues! Incredible setup and location, easy to get around (especially thanks to the expanded grounds that started last year), killer grub, after parties, etc etc etc.

Shit is gonna be tight!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:40 PM

Half of the fun is discovering bands that you had never heard or seen live!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:41 PM

Yea. This comment thread is getting too negative! Here is something to cheer everybody up!!!

Mash garlic with the salt in a small bowl. Place into a blender or food processor along with the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and enough water to cover the beans. Process until smooth. Spoon into a serving dish, and drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the top.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush pita breads with remaining olive oil, and cut into triangles... Season with salt and fresh rosemary. Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool, and serve with hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:45 PM

Jim Derogatis says Lollapalooza is the Walmart of music festivals.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:46 PM

I hate my parents

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:51 PM

Decent line up not terrible. Wow festivals in the United States suck this year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:54 PM

I hate my parents

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 3:55 PM

ATP is like 3 hours away in the fucking Catskills. Let's not act like that's a NYC festival like Lollapalooza is for Chicago (located in the heart of the city).

Closest thing was APW and that apparently ran out of money after 2 years.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:16 PM

^ ATP is not in the Catskills. It is in Asbury Park NJ which is a 1 hour train ride.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:21 PM

I missed the hipster tide turning against AC. If it's because Coachella didn't like them, than who cares. It means nothing in the long run.

Also, this lineup is probably the worst lineup in the history of everything.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:24 PM

why would anyone want one of these festivals in nyc? any weekend here you can see great music and through the year you'll be able to see all these bands at better venues (anything is better then a festival venue) and with better people (any people are better then festival people).

agreed that atp is the only festival we need.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:03 PM

there is that new festival on governors island in june - governors ball?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:11 PM

I thought we liked going to Governor's Island.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:26 PM

Most random weeks in NY you can find way better acts than whats at Lolla this year. I feel way better having seen LCD, Strokes, Cut Copy, Holy Ghost and Destroyer in one weekend than having to travel for this.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:45 PM

I hear Rebecca Black is doing an ATP show in the Adirondacks, covering the entire catalog of...ah screw this.

This lineup does suck though.

Posted by Seymour Butts | April 26, 2011 6:21 PM

horrible...

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 7:59 PM

No Strokes...im disappointed

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 8:49 PM

Jeff Mangum headline would be great. You people are the epitome of lame. You hate everything. Certainly there is 1 band or 2 that isn't terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 9:22 PM

Of course there are good bands in the line up. Way down the line up of course. Most of the headliners and higher billed bands suck. A Perfect Circle? Wtf is that, man? Deftones? Expect a bunch of kids from the suburbs to steal their parents' credit cards for this one.

The people bitching about the people bitching about this line up (mouthful!) are retarded. This is a perfectly acceptable past-time for music lovers. Always has been and always will be.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:18 AM

no porno for pyros! FUCK!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:53 AM

No Rebecca Black or Antoine Dodson? This is bullshit!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:24 AM

No Jack Johnson No Care

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:49 AM

last years lineups=tits

this years lineup=balls

just sayin

Posted by stephen Whitfield | April 27, 2011 10:58 AM

Black Lips are the only good band playing this year. Wow. I've attended many music festivals in my time, and I've never seen such a boring lineup. Personally, I'm hoping I can somehow get a ticket for the sold-out Woodsist Festival in CA. Wonder what the Austin City Limits lineup will be like this year, too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 2:26 PM

2:26,

I want to reach through my computer screen and smack you for that. Really? The fucking BLACK LIPS are the ONLY good band playing this year? How do you say that with a straight face?

There's something in this lineup for everyone be it your mainstream rock fan, hip-hop, prog, punk-influenced, etc. type of person. I counted 30 bands I'd like to see here. Sorry you have such a limited taste in music...

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 3:06 PM


How do shitty bands get on this bill. Their Booking Agents!!!!! Some of those big acts are booked by people and companies that book those shit ass smaller bands.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2011 8:17 PM

The festical looks cool, I wish I could be there...

Posted by podrywanie | May 25, 2011 1:59 PM

that of 2011 according to some friends said that was one of the best in recent memory, love to have ido

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