Lollapalooza 2012

Aug 03 - Aug 05 2012

Chicago, Illinois (Grant Park)

$95 (1-Day); SOLD OUT (3-Day)

Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and its revival in 2003, the festival toured North America. In 2004, the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, however poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled. In 2005, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Austin, Texas-based company Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and retooled it into its current format as a weekend destination festival.

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Chhadams
January 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I guess there are 9 headliners now given how big Perry’s stage is. There’s a pattern of making a band a headliner that normally might not have been one (K.O.L. and Phoenix in years past) and I’m speculating who that might be.  Wonder if Chem. Bros. or Bassnectar headline Perry’s this year too… (I’m admittedly not as up on who’s set to tour at any given time in the DJ world.)

Chhadams
January 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm

RHCP seems like a safe bet.  Wondering if No Doubt will get an album and tour out in time to play Lolla.  I’d bet The Shins play Lolla too.  My question is who’ll get that 6th headlining slot: Shins, Florence, M83, Justice?

Bill
January 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

This must be your first year following Lollapalooza lineup speculation.

Many Lollapalooza artists in the past have played that NYC Soundstage show that M83 is playing this year. If anything that show makes him/them more likely for Lollapalooza. 

Anonymous
January 26, 2012 at 10:54 am

I dont entirely disagree…m83 is more likely for pitchfork, BUT Lolla is aug 3-5th.  so whichever day they/he plays, there will be more than one day to get to nyc for the show on the 8th.

Jtheall
January 26, 2012 at 9:41 am

@5b1867e4b4218f5bce8d81022776e7b3:disqus , I’m with you on that. I’d say P4k is most likely for M83 given all the coverage they’ve received from them. My guess is they get the slot Cut Copy had last year.

Billiam
January 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Leaving Chicago open doesn’t mean a damn thing for Pitchfork-approved bands.  Florence or M83 could play either fest.  M83 could do North Coast too.

jipples
January 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Radiohead seems probable, also bruce springsteen has no chicago date, not really a typical band but i wouldn tbe suprised

michael rozycki
January 25, 2012 at 3:06 am

florence and the machine? shes playing milwaukee but not chicago

G Zo
January 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

Radiohead… ::YAWN:: way overrated. About as fun to listen to as Yanni.

Bill
January 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Sleigh Bells open for Red Hot Chili Peppers for their tour but then they aren’t opening for them during their Chicago date. I think at the very least it makes them suspicious. 

Juanjoetxebarria
January 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

They just changed their “Chicago” date to Rosemont, IL maybe trying not to break the exclusivity clause in their Lollapalooza contract

T’quizzle L’Menthol
January 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Radiohead = most overrated band of this generation. 

T Quizzle Is a Dumb Fuck
January 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

you= guy making the most stupid comment of this generation :) Radiohead are the BEST band at providing sophisticated alt rock, changing their style with each album and consistently putting out good music. People unable to properly realize their greatness or RESPECT them as a band, are people unworthy of the musical wealth theyve provided. Now please get the fuck out of our sight, “Quizzle”, you esoteric named fuck. 

wha?
January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Your favorite band = most overrated band of this generation (to somebody)

vargo05
January 16, 2012 at 11:59 am

How does that schedule makei t logical that M83 are going to be at Lolla?  If you are going to say that makes them a logical participant, aren’t RHCP “logical” as well?  Same goes with Jane’s Addiction.  If you are going to use the questionable logic of released tour dates, then you need to do it across the board for all likely artists.

Tyler
January 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

Uh, remember that TVOTR were slated to play shows in Chicago last May before they played Pitchfork, so it may be entirely possible that they are there too. 

Markanthonytwain jr.
January 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

red hot chili peppers recent rescheduled tour dates gives them a gap that perfectly fits lollapalooza, Radiohead is open in august, justice is open in august just sayin

joe
January 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

What about a Kanye & Jay-Z headlining show and a DJ set from Kanye at Perry’s?

vargo05
January 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

No.

Rudy Magaña
January 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

No.

evan
January 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

probably nothing, but when one searches “radiohead chicago 2012″ in google lollapalooza.com is the first result…

Sss
January 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I’m rooting for Tokyo Police Club

Kayla E Miller
December 30, 2011 at 6:54 am

Red hot chili peppers have no tour dates in august

Anonymous
December 7, 2011 at 3:53 am

there is no way in hell that last years perry’s lineup will be topped in 2012. just saying. but it would be nice to see justice, chemical brothers, black keys, slightly stoopid, daft punk, kanyee, beck, the smiths….but eh no way in telling

ghaf
March 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm

It could easily be topped. The world of EDM moves fast and theres plenty of artists who have gotten huge since last august that would kill it at Perrys. I expect Avicii and Knife Party to be there to name a few.

Spencer
December 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

It’s December, so we have no way of knowing this lineup. It’s still fun to guess though.

That being said: Black Keys as a subheadliner. Justice at Perry’s. Radiohead on the main stage.

JJ
December 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm

A little earlier than last year but here you guys go…

Black Keys
Mars Volta

That is all I have for now.

evan
November 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm

As far as headliners go, considering its success last year, Lollapalooza is should be sticking to a formula that goes something like this: Rap or pop act, Electronic act, Two big name rock band, A rock band that appeals to the “indie” demographic, and a legacy act from the 90’s or late 80’s.
My best guess for next year would have to be
Some combination of Jay Z and Kanye West for the rap spot
Justice would have made sense as the electronic spot had their second album made more of an impact. But who knows? Lolla’s headliner choices often surprise me.
Two ‘Big Name” rock acts- Too early to tell at this point. Wilco is a logical guess, as are many of the other names presented below
“Indie” demographic: Definitely the Black Keys. if the Black Keys do not headline lollapalooza, I will be shocked.
Legacy: Red Hot Chilli Peppers. 

Mnovoa125
November 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Just a guess..
Jay-Z & Kanye West -Queen- Bjork
Janes Addiction- Justice- Mumford and Sons

gregg33
October 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

@joe zich those all seem pretty logical, you really know your stuff.

Hainsfad
October 10, 2011 at 5:59 am

NORTH vs SOUTH (PERRY’S)
Friday: Black Keys vs No Doubt (Justice)
Sat: Beastie Boys vs Janes Addiction (Kraftwerk)
Sun:RHCP vs Franz Ferdinand (Lupe Fiasco)

Jsmit264
September 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Headliners: Pixes, Shins, Kooks, Raconteurs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Death Cab

Perronz
August 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm

My dream lineup for next year’s Lolla would be RHCP, Blink 182, RATM, Everclear, Volbeat, Pixies, Jay-Z, Dropkick Murphy’s, and more……….

Anonymous
August 10, 2011 at 5:46 am

Chili Peppers makes perfect sense, tourng in the fall, new album, headlined before. Radiohead also may tour next year so that’s a possibility. I wonder if there will be a dance headliner pretty much every year now? I’m gonna bet on Wilco headlining again, maybe against a dance act.

shendu
August 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I learned after this year, it doesn’t matter how excited you are for the lineup, if you go with good friends, you are going to have an amazing time.   I had the best experience this year and was less than thrilled with the lineup.   I discovered new bands that I now love, and have a weekend full of unforgettable memories.

Anonymous
August 9, 2011 at 3:24 am

I do it every year and I never get my wish, but I’ll try again..Chemical Brothers.

FilthyMcNasty
February 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm

You must not be familiar where Rosemont is…….It’s pretty much Chicago….

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