There’s really no good way to open the lineup announcement for Perry Farrell’s brainchild that is Lollapalooza, what with all the leaks, rumors, and war of words accompanying the recent months. In fact, to say this moment has been anticipated is perhaps the biggest understatement of the year. So, rather than crack jokes about Perry or talk about how awesome Grant Park will be from August 7-9, let’s just get right into it.
As expected, the recently reunited Jane’s Addiction, Tool – yes, Tool, the 40+ year-old hip-hoppers better known as the Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode in what will be their only festival appearance of the summer, The Killers in all their flower wearing glory, and 2009 festival whores extraordinaire Kings of Leon head the bill of Lollapalooza 2009. Other acts of note include Lou Reed, The Decemberists, Ben Folds, Ben Harper & Relentless7, TV on the Radio, Rise Against, Thievery Corporation, and Vampire Weekend.
All in all, the 2009 lineup looks something like this:
The Airborne Toxic Event, Alberta Cross, Amazing Baby, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys, Asher Roth, Atmosphere, Band of Horses, Bat For Lashes, Beastie Boys, Ben Folds, Ben Harper & Relentless7, Blind Pilot, Bon Iver, The Builders and The Butchers, Cage the Elephant, Carney, Chairlift, Coheed and Cambria, Cold War Kids, Constantines, Crystal Castles, Dan Auerbach, Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, The Decemberists, Deerhunter, Delta Spirit, Depeche Mode, Eric Church, Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Federico Aubele, Fleet Foxes, Friendly Fires, Gang Gang Dance, The Gaslight Anthem, Glasvegas, Gomez, The Greencards, Heartless Bastards, The Henry Clay People, Hey Champ, Hockey, Ida Maria, Kaiser Chiefs, Kevin Devine, The Killers, Kings of Leon, The Knux, Jane’s Addiction, Joe Pug, Langhorne Slim, Living Things, Los Campesinos!, Lou Reed, The Low Anthem, Lykke Li, Manchester Orchestra, Miike Snow, Neko Case, No Age, Of Montreal, Other Lives, Passion, Peter Bjorn & John, Portugal. The Man, Ra Ra Riot, The Ravonettes, Rise Against, Robert Earl Keen, Sam Roberts Band, Santogold, Silversun Pickups, Snoop Dogg, STS9, TheNewNo2, Thievery Corporation, Tool, TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, The Virgins, White Lies, Zap Mamma
And spinning at PERRY’S: A-Trak, Animal Collective (DJ Set), Bassnectar, The Bloody Beetroots (DJ Set), Boys Noize, Car Stereo (Wars), Crookers, Dark Wave Disco, Deadmau5, The Glitch Mob, He Say, She Say, Hercules and Love Affair (DJ Set), Hollywood Holt, Kaskade, Kid Cudi, LA Riots, Moneypenny, MSTRKRFT, Rye Rye, Simian Mobile Disco, Yellow Fever
Additional artists and the day-by-day schedule will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Three-day and VIP passes are currently on sale via Front Gate Tickets.