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Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)
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Chicago Sun Times reports:

Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.

The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.

The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.

Check out the full list below...

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LOLLAPALOOZA -- 2012 LINEUP
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Black Keys
Black Sabbath
Jack White
Florence+ the Machine
At the Drive-In
Avicii
The Shins
Justice
Passion Pit
Sigur Ros
The Weeknd
M83
Miike Snow
The Afghan Whigs
Bloc Party
Franz Ferdinand
Frank Ocean
J. Cole
Childish Gambino
Delta Spirit
Metric
The Temper Trap
Wale
Die Antwoord
Dawes
tUnE-yArDs
The Head & the Heart
The Big Pink
Twin Shadow
The Tallest Man on Earth
Toro y Moi
Dr. Dog
Of Monsters and Men
Gary Clark Jr.
Alabama Shakes
The Gaslight Anthem
Amadou & Mariam
Band of Skulls
SBTRKT
Tame Impala
The Walkmen
JJ Grey & Mofro
fun.
Neon Indian
Dum Dum Girls
Washed Out
Aloe Blacc
Trampled by Turtles
Bear in Heaven
Blind Pilot
Chairlift
The Black Angels
Yellow Ostrich
Givers
Polica
Bombay Bicycle Club
Sharon Van Etten
White Rabbits
Doomtree
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Devil Makes Three
Oberhofer
The War on Drugs
Michael Kiwanuka
O Rappa
Bowerbirds
Orchard Lounge
Mona
The Growlers
Hey Rosetta!
JEFF the Brotherhood
Anamanaguchi
First Aid Kit
Wax
FIDLAR
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Milo Greene
Los Jaivas
Kopecky Family Band
The Jezabels
LP
Yuna
Walk Off the Earth
Animal Kingdom
Dev
The Sheepdogs
The Dunwells
DJ Mel
Empires
Kevin Devine
Dry the River
Helena
Haley Reinhart
Imaginary Cities
Overdoz
Ambassadors
DJ Zebo
Chancellor Warhol
Laura Warshauer
Red Oblivion
Perry's stage
Bassnectar
Kaskade
Calvin Harris
NERO
Santigold
Knife Party
Zeds Dead
Big Gigantic
Skream & Benga
Little Dragon
Porter Robinson
Sub Focus
Madeon
Zedd
Paper Diamond
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Star Slinger
Badastrom
DJ Nihal
SALVA
Kid Color

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Comments (70)

YTINASNIL > Lollapalooza and all other associated crap

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 10:48 PM

in other words everyone alive!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 10:51 PM

Pretty great line up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 10:54 PM

HOLY CRAP! AMAZING LINE UP!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 10:54 PM

uh...I think they forgot the James Murphy DJ set

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 10:59 PM

meh

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 10:59 PM

Coachella did it first.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:04 PM

hopefully LP means linkin park.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:07 PM

that is a sick line up.

wow!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:07 PM

Black Sabbath my ass if all four members aren't involved.

'Pretty sad when the best band on this shitpile is the first one listed, that band put out three good albums, and those three albums were the best ones.

Posted by D | April 10, 2012 11:07 PM

are the Black Keys legally obligated to appear at every festival?

sad part is Black Sabbath will probably go on before them

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:08 PM

If Black Sabbath is really playing - somehow I don't think they are - they're the best band on the bill and the one who should be headlining.

Why don't they just play their own show in Chicago?

Posted by D | April 10, 2012 11:13 PM

Sabbath? You mean Ozzy and Geezer right...?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:15 PM

No, it's gonna be the full Sabbath line-up. This is the one North American show theyve been teasing. Oh well. So this and Download will be the only places that get to see the actual Sabbath line-up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:20 PM

great lineup but knowing lolla all these bands will be overlapping. lolla is for midwestern bros to have a good time and get wasted. their format/scheduling clearly has no interest in providing a great festival going experience. contrast their schedules with bonnaroo where almost nothing fans of certain genres wanting to see will overlap.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:35 PM

@OP, Kimbra is not on the bill...

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:38 PM

The Sun Times article has been removed, looks like they fell for the same "leak" that everybody else did.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:45 PM

11:20pm Then it isn't really Black Sabbath. It has to be og lineup or bust now. If you're gonna bill yourself as "Black Sabbath" have all four men on board or fuck off.

It's like Suicidal Tendencies with just Muir and Clark. Muir get Rocky and either Herrera or DeGrasso back in the fold then ask Metallica if you can borrow Trujillo for a few months or hang it up.

Posted by D | April 10, 2012 11:47 PM

Are there enough hotel rooms in Chicago to even accommodate all those bands?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2012 11:55 PM

I'm pretty sure its spelled "Nadastrom", not "Badastrom." Glad to see the electronic acts aren't just house music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:04 AM

With any luck Ozzy with bite the head off of the Tune-Yards skank. I'd pay to see that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:44 AM

BLOC PARTY!!!!

Posted by Doc | April 11, 2012 2:53 AM

SALIVA!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 3:34 AM

@1147 can you not read? the whole original lineup will be at lolla and download festival. that's it though, no tour.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 4:22 AM

RHCP really needs to go away. You guys can reform in 10-15 years, just give us some time. Fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 4:25 AM

Could give a shit. Only a few bands I am really into on this bill.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 5:54 AM

that's "ozzy and friends" and not sabbath. can't be sabbath without BILL WARD. never heard of the black keys; are they some faggy hipster band? and even if it's just ozzy and not full-on sabbath, should ozzy be opening for the chili peppers? is that the world we're living in? then again, ozzy died 25 years ago and he's still performing, so good on him. (i distinctly remember the photo of him in a casket in the 80s with that frosted blonded hair and bloated everything. HAhahaha)

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 7:39 AM

No Sabbath in NY?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 7:55 AM

Better lineup than ATP
The ATP folks should be ashamed of themselves

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 7:58 AM

ATP eats this BS. Roughly half a dozen bands here I give a fuck about and that's all. I hate festivals that I have to put up with so much crap. Yes rhcp need to go away.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 8:08 AM

RHCP are so past their expiration date that its just embarrassing. Out of all of the decent bands from the early 90's this is the one we get stuck with?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 8:59 AM

lol at comparing this to ATP

huge corporate festival vs. a festival managed and attended by actual fans. hmmm...

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 9:04 AM

Another vanilla music festival for vanilla music fans. Enjoy losers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 9:09 AM

The headliners are so so (except for Sabbath), but the undercard is great. I can't wait for 8/3

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 9:25 AM

this is good in the sense that lolla's lineup is usually a tragedy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 9:37 AM

Godspeed made ATP go from "awful" to "pretty shitty".

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 9:51 AM

Yeah 9:04 I always go to shows because of who underwrites them. The acts have very little to do with my interest.

Fucking hipster faggot, you need to go chase your tail in traffic off a short pier. DOUCHE!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:09 AM

I wonder if any of these acts will get added to that Capalta festival the weekend before at Randalls Island.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:11 AM

Afghan Whigs!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:19 AM

9:51 clueless

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:03 AM

is this a sellout/scalpfest type event or easier to get into bc its not in CALI/NY?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:08 AM

This line up has got me questioning going to Governor's Balls which is more expensive with bands that are not even close to be headliners in any other festival.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:45 PM

Keep in mind that Ozzy is old and sickly and Toni I. has cancer ... probably better for them not to headline. It's a late night

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:35 PM

Chicago huh? I hear they serve hummus in a deep dish. Can anyone confirm?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:50 PM

worst line up ever

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 4:04 PM

trampled by turtles!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 5:37 PM

It's like the same as the Coachella lineup, but with Dr. Dog instead of Dr. Dre.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 10:14 PM

This line up has got me questioning going to Governor's Balls which is more expensive with bands that are not even close to be headliners in any other festival.

Posted by Android | April 14, 2012 4:56 PM

Good event ! best band on this shitpile is the first one listed, thanks!

Posted by Construtora | May 5, 2012 10:41 AM

This line up has got me questioning going to Governor's Balls which is more expensive with bands that are not even close to be headliners in any other festival.

Posted by hafiz | May 7, 2012 4:17 AM

Yea! I think they forgot the James Murphy DJ set, thanks for sharing!

Posted by Filmes Sexo | May 9, 2012 11:09 AM

WAX ? the 90's band ?

Posted by KazukoVox | May 16, 2012 11:23 AM

anyone know if they'll show the new bad brains documentary at this?

Posted by forums | May 23, 2012 12:23 AM

This line up has got me questioning going to Governor's Balls which is more expensive with bands that are not even close to be headliners in any other festival.

Posted by broadcast | May 23, 2012 12:25 AM

this was the greatest Lollapalooza lineup!!

Posted by ochelari ray ban | June 11, 2012 6:57 AM

I like black sabbath today's music market ta ma missing these artists. Just the thought in the music industry.

Posted by clinica involuntaria feminina | June 13, 2012 10:56 AM

This line up has got me questioning going to Governor's Balls which is more expensive with bands that are not even close to be headliners in any other festival.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 7:53 AM

Went to Lollapalooza last year. What a time. Can't wait to rave again. Thanks for posting lineup. Black Keys all the way!

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Posted by Faridah Booth | July 9, 2012 3:47 AM

I buy tickets at Lollapalooza 2012 and was very nice. He comes there a lot of bands. I wait the next yea to go there to show my inmmortal to the beauty girl.

Posted by Auto Insurance Quotes Florida | July 9, 2012 4:16 AM

I buy tickets at Lollapalooza 2012 and was very nice. He comes there a lot of bands. I wait the next yea to go there to show my inmmortal to the beauty girl.

Posted by Auto Insurance Quotes Florida | July 9, 2012 4:16 AM

RHCP really needs to go away. You guys can reform in 10-15 years, just give us some time. Fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:22 PM

É muita banda boa em um só lugar!

Posted by Significado dos nomes | August 2, 2012 11:18 PM

Keep in mind that Ozzy is old and sickly and Toni I. has cancer ... probably better for them not to headline...

Posted by Inchirieri Masini | September 22, 2012 6:45 AM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Arab Ladies | October 4, 2012 7:27 AM

very good! I went last year and really enjoyed it, and soon estra again here in Sao Paulo! 'll be there!

Posted by Imobiliarias Sao Paulo | October 19, 2012 9:14 AM

I love is SHOW ! this shitpile is the first one listed, that band put out three good albums, thanks!

Posted by Moda Feminina | October 25, 2012 8:09 AM

this must have been one of the best! love to have gone, I'm crazy it is to go on a show of ozzi one day ....

Posted by Massagem | April 4, 2013 10:50 PM

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