Lollapalooza Just Announced Red-Hot Lineup for 2012 Music Festival

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One of my favorite parts about these types of shows is walking away with the experience of seeing someone you’ve never heard of before that just blew your mind. men’s lifestyle and finance magazine applauded a stand-up artist lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza music festival, which was just released today. This year's headliners of the annual multi-stage music show include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence and the Machine, and the Black Keys. Tickets are available for purchase online, although the early bird and souvenir passes are already sold out to this popular 3-day concert in early August.

In typical fashion, Lollapalooza features a good mix of renowned, mainstream headliners as well as lesser-known, up and coming indie bands. Some of the big names at Lollapalooza this year will include Black Sabbath, The Shins, Passion Pit, Sigur Ross, Santigold, and the Temper Trap, according to the official Lollapalooza website. On-the-rise bands include Of Monsters and Men, The Head and the Heart, and Delta Spirit. More than 120 bands make up the full program for the 3-day music festival and span across many musical genres, including pop, rock, indie, hip hop, rap, and electronica.

According to an Associated Press article featured in the NY Daily News, the organizer behind the annual music festival’s artist lineup is the Lollapalooza founder himself, Perry Farrell, also the lead singer of Jane’s Addiction. Farrell is quoted as saying, “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.” Reportedly, Farrell claims that he sees himself “purely as a music selector” for the show. On the challenges of putting together the perfect lineup he stated, “You are trying to balance a lot of things. Balance economics, there’s a budget how much we can afford for talent. You’re trying to balance that with who’s available.”’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “This year’s lineup really spoke to me, one, because I have yet to see Anthony Keidis of the Chilis live, which has been a goal of mine. And two, because I sometimes go for days at a time playing the Black Keys exclusively, nonstop, and it would rock my world to see both bands back-to-back at the same show.”

According to its website, Lollapalooza got its start in 1991, when Farrell decided to plan a farewell show for Jane’s Addiction. What started out as an idea for a send-off concert grew into a massive music festival featuring diverse artists such as Nine Inch Nails and Ice-T in the original act, and has since developed into an annual celebration of music and musicians, both well-known and up-and-coming. Lollapalooza has been held at Grant Park in Chicago, IL since 2005. touts its staff members as “eclectics who just love good music and a good time.”’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “One of my favorite parts about these types of shows is walking away with the experience of seeing someone you’ve never heard of before that just blew your mind. Of course seeing your all-time favorite bands live makes for an experience in itself, but the great surprises come in discovering a group who will become your next favorite band.”

Lollapalooza also features activities beyond live music, such as a Google + lounge, a Toyota Prius Playground, Camelback filling stations with freshly filtered water, a Playstation Loft, the Sony Bloggie Borrow Bar, the Uncorked tent featuring Estancia wines, the F.Y.E. Autograph Tent, and many more vendors, stands, lounges, and activities. Tickets to Lollapalooza can be purchased at their website for $230, good for all three days of the festival which takes place August 3–5 this year.

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