Eminem, Skrillex, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys Headlining Lollapalooza ’14

By Tom Breihan / March 18, 2014 - 4:42 pm

The Lollapalooza festival once again comes to Chicago’s Grant Park this 8/1-3, and while it hasn’t yet announced its lineup, the Chicago Tribune has learned the names of four of its headliners: Eminem, Skrillex, Kings Of Leon, and Arctic Monkeys. This isn’t a particularly exciting group. Eminem and Kings Of Leon have both headlined the fest before, and while Skrillex hadn’t quite ascended to that level, he’s close enough that it’s not shocking to see him up there. The one minor surprise is that this is the first time Arctic Monkeys have proven to be a big enough name to headline a top-tier American festival, though they’ve long occupied that spot in Europe. The festival will presumably announce the rest of its lineup soon; here’s hoping for a few bigger surprises.