Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was announced today. After many teases and hints, fans were happy to finally have an official lineup.
Organizers of Lollapalooza hinted at the 2012 festival headliners in CTA and online advertisements last week. Ads featuring song lyrics and the #lolla hash tag were seen, hinting at headliners such as the Black Keys, Twin Shadow and Jack White.
Black Sabbath is headlining this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, their only North American gig in 2012. Guitarist Tony Iommi was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, causing the band to cancel numerous shows. Iommi recently completed his chemotherapy, and the band reached out to Lollapalooza organizers to accept their offer to perform at the festival.
Other acts include Florence and the Machine, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Keys, Jack White, J. Cole, Delta Spirit, The Shins, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Santigold, Bass Nectar, Little Dragon, Childish Gambino, the recently reunited At The Drive In and a myriad of other musicians.
Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said that the variety of music featured shows how all-encompassing the festival really is. "What you have is three to four generations – maybe five generations of people, counting Kidsapalooza –that are all going to a place in peace, to experience music and learn to like and understand and love each other," Farrell told Rolling Stone. "And this is one place where I can say the generation gap doesn't exist."
The three-day festival begins August 3 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Early Bird passes sold out quickly, but regular 3-day passes are still available for $230.
View the full Lollapalooza lineup here.