April 11th, 2012, 12:03 pm · · posted by GUEST
At virtually the same moment that Goldenvoice revealed Coachella set times on Facebook, Lollapalooza organizers announced the lineup for the eighth takeover of Chicago’s Grant Park since the once-troubled touring behemoth became a destination festival in 2005.
The event, slated for Aug. 3-5, will feature headlining turns from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath and the Black Keys, along with sought-after turns from Jack White, Sigur Ros, Franz Ferdinand and a reunion of the Afghan Whigs, together again after a decade apart.
But whether you should catch a flight for the Windy City probably depends on whether you’re going to either weekend of Coachella.
Several of Lolla’s key acts are repeats from Indio, including Florence + the Machine, the Shins, At the Drive-In, Justice, AVICII, Miike Snow, the Weeknd, M83, Santigold, Kaskade and Calvin Harris.
Among the names that Coachella didn’t nab this time: the Temper Trap, Delta Spirit, Metric, Bloc Party, Amadou & Mariam, Die Antwoord and fun., all of whom have appeared previously at the California desert bash.
Still, it’s a strong bill overall, certainly worth the airfare and travel expenses for the seasoned festival-goer.
“This year our multi-colored lollipop swirls black and white with Black Sabbath, Jack White and the Black Keys,” said festival founder Perry Farrell in a statement this evening. “Two electronic acts, Justice and AVICII, will be presented on the main stages … Can it get any heavier in the park?”
Tickets, $230, are on sale now via Lollapalooza’s website.
By Ben Wener for the Orange County Register.