Lollapalooza 2011: Eminem, Coldplay, Foo Fighters to Headline

Deftones, My Morning Jacket, The Kills, Muse and A Perfect Circle among the highlights of the 20th anniversary lineup.  

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


The 20th Anniversary Lollapalooza Festival will take place August 5-7 in Chicago, IL this year, and will feature headlining spots from Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket and Muse.


Additional artists we're looking forward to on the bill include Deftones, The Kills, Arctic Monkeys, A Perfect Circle, Death From Above 1979, Ween, Bright Eyes, Lykke Li, Cold War Kids and Big Audio Dynamite.


For the more electronically inclined, a 15,000-capacity dance tent will also host performances by Girl Talk, Kid Cudi, Pretty Lights and Skrillex. Festival founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell will also play on that stage as part of a Perry Etty Vs. Chris Cox set.


The full Lollapalooza 2011 lineup:




Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, the Cars, Ween.


Other Lollapalooza acts:


An Horse, Arctic Monkeys, Atmosphere, Beats Antique, Beirut, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Cards, Black Lips, Boy & Bear, Bright Eyes, Cage the Elephant, Chico Trujillo, Christina Perri, City and Colour, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, Cults, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death From Above 1979, Deftones, Delta Spirit, Disappears, DJ Mel, Electric Touch, Ellie Goulding, Explosions in the Sky, Fences, Fitz & the Tantrums, Flogging Molly, Foster the People, Friendly Fires, Gold Motel, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Grouplove.


Imelda May, Iration, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Julia Easterlin, Kerli, Kids These Days, Lia Ices, Lissie, Local Natives, Lord Huron, Los Bunkers, Lykke Li, Manchester Orchestra, Maps & Atlases, Mayer Hawthorne & the County, Noah & The Whale.


OK Go, Patrick Stump, Phantogram, Portugal the Man, Ratatat, Reptar, Rival Schools, Ruby Jane, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Ryan Leslie, Sam Adams, Skylar Grey, Sleigh Bells, Smith Westerns.


TAB the Band, Tennis, the Chain Gang of 1974, the Drums, the Joy Formidable, the Kills, the Kingston Springs, the Mountain Goats, the Naked and Famous, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Pretty Reckless, the Vaccines, TinieTempah, Titus Andronicus, Two Door Cinema Club, Typhoon, White Lies, Wye Oak, Ximena Saritana, Young Man, Young the Giant.


The news comes as a bit of an interesting contrast to the just-announced Kanrocksas Festival, who named Eminem and Muse as headliners, stealing a bit of the Lolla thunder with a very solid lineup (especially for an inaugural year) including The Black Keys, A Perfect Circle, The Flaming Lips and Arctic Monkeys. The multiple double-bookings between the two festivals will do more than clog up air traffic over the festival weekend – Lollapalooza organizers are undoubtedly foaming with fury at having been upstaged by an unheard of rookie fest with an even more ridiculous name than its own.


To order tickets, head to Given the current festival trends, we're pretty sure this one's going to sell out – especially since tickets have been on sale for some time now.