Lollapalooza Lineup Confirmed: Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden, Erykah Badu
You can stop spinning the Lollapalooza wheel of fortune, as the official lineup has been announced for the 2010 fest at Chicago’s Grant Park. The three-day event will take place August 6 – 8, and for it Soundgarden will reunite for their first performance in 13 years, Lady Gaga will bring the glam and glitter, Erykah Badu will keep her clothes on (maybe?) and Green Day will rock out with jams from their Grammy-winning repertoire.
Head below to see the full Lollapalooza lineup, courtesy of our friends at Stereogum.
Festival creator Perry Farrell spoke to Rolling Stone about the inclusion of Lady Gaga—who performed at Lollapalooza on a smaller stage in 2007—as a headliner:
“Lady Gaga represents to me the music industry today. She’s a good representation of where it’s at and where everybody’s trying to get to. If you look at the Grammys, it looked like everybody was trying to catch up to Lady Gaga. We just see the vision of Lady Gaga in Chicago in Grant Park surrounded by all those beautiful buildings—we all just thought that it would be an epic performance… She had a real interest in doing it as well because she felt like we had given her a break to go into the world of legitimate music, you know not just pop.”
LOLLAPALOOZA 2010 LINEUP:
Soundgarden Green Day Lady Gaga Arcade Fire The Strokes Phoenix Social Distortion MGMT Jimmy Cliff Hot Chip The Black Keys The National Spoon Devo Cypress Hill Cut Copy The New Pornographers Erykah Badu Slightly Stoopid Grizzly Bear Gogol Bordello Chromeo Wolfmother Yeasayer X Japan MUTEMATH Metric Dirty Projectors AFI Mavis Staples Matt & Kim The xx Drive-By Truckers Blues Traveler Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros The Temper Trap Jamie Lidell Frightened Rabbit F**k Buttons Deer Tick Blitzen Trapper Stars Raphael Saadiq The Cribs Minus the Bear Switchfoot The Walkmen Mumford & Sons Wild Beasts Rogue Wave Los Amigos Invisibles The Big Pink The Dodos Hockey Cymbals Eat Guitars B.o.B Dawes Warpaint The Antlers The Soft Pack Rebelution Balkan Beat Box Wavves American Bang The Ike Reilly Assassination Company of Thieves Nneka Harlem The Constellations Miniature Tigers Mimicking Birds The Kissaway Trail HEALTH Javelin The Morning Benders Foxy Shazam Violent Soho Royal Bangs NEON TREES Freelance Whales Semi Precious Weapons Dan Black The Band of Heathens Dragonette My Dear Disco Shawn Fisher Neon Hitch Skybox The Ettes Jukebox the Ghost These United States MyNameIsJohnMichael PERFORMING AT PERRY’S 2ManyDJs Empire of the Sun Digitalism Perry Farrell Tiga Felix da Housecat Rusko Erol Alkan Kaskade Flosstradamus Wolfgang Gartner Joachim Garraud Mexican Institute of Sound Caspa Peanut Butter Wolf Dirty South NERVO Cut Copy (DJ Set) Beats Antique Steve Porter Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls Ancient Astronauts Ana Sia Team Bayside High Dani Deahl FreeSol DJ Mel BBU Vonnegutt Only Children Lance Herbstrong