Aren’t you happy the sun and good times are back? To tell you the truth, I’ve been waiting for that to happen for a while now. The reasons are many, but one in particular makes me be even more anxious for August to come already and that is the 2012 Lollapalooza lineup. Starting August 3, expect a Lollapalooza festival lineup that will blow your mind.
The organizers behind Chicago’s Lollapalooza have just released the artist lineup and let me just tell you that it features some big names. Expect to rock on the music of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence and the Machine or the Black Keys. Black Sabbath, The Shins, Passion Pit, Sigur Ross, Temper Trap and Santigold also made it to the lineup.
As Perry Farrell, the man behind the three day Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago says the lineup features over 120 bands and even if people might find the schedule a little bit too crowded, the experience is surely going to be amazing. “That lineup is just going to be so exciting and it’s so diverse. I think it works so well” said Farrell, who is also a lead singer for Jane’s Addiction.
Perhaps this year’s lineup is the closest to perfection. Did I mention the 2012 Lollapalooza lineup also features Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, the Temper Trap, Jack White, Die Antwoord, The Weeknd, The Afghan Wings and Haley Reinhart from “American Idol”?
Now, don’t imagine putting together such a strong lineup is easy. For the man that makes it all possible there were times when he didn’t imagine it will eventually come together. “You are trying to balance a lot of things. Balance economics, there’s budget how much we can afford for talent. You’re trying to balance that with who’s available”.
And if the theory seems easy, working it isn’t. Perry Farrell confessed that “every year it’s kind of a nail biter putting a lineup together. There were moments when I looked at it and I was beside myself. I didn’t know what to do”.
Lollapalooza 2012 starts August 3rd in Chicago’s Grant Park. Souvenir 3 day tickets at only $75 have long been sold out, and so have the early bird tickets at $200. If you didn’t buy yours so far, you can still get a regular 3 day pass for $230.