This makes 20 years of Lollapalooza, the once nomadic alt.rock festival that is now the quintessential corporate multi-day destination-fest. This year’s party runs from August 5th to August 7th, with Perry promising “festival haute cuisine imagined by one of the Windy City’s top chefs,” though one of the best things about Lolla is that you can get to some decent restaurants on Michigan Ave. in less time than some of those food lines anyway. But that makes for a nice press quote! And the headliners make for some nice big-media press quotes, too, big acts like Eminiem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, Cee Lo Green, My Morning Jacket, A Perfect Circle, and the Cars. Also performing that weekend are Beirut, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Ween, Ratatat, Death From Above 1979, Crystal Castles, Lykke Li, Local Natives, the Kills, the Mountain Goats, Sleih Bells, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Titus Andronicus, and Tennis.
Full lineup after the jump: