When the Lollapalooza lineup was announced a few weeks ago, it didn’t seem like much to write home about. Mumford & Sons? Meh. But it appears the annual festival, held in Chicago, has gotten more in the spirit of what it once was. A series of leaks and rumors have been circulating for the past week, but the official lineup includes some pretty exciting acts.
On the lineup this year: Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, Death Grips, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Jessie Ware, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Major Lazer, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Haim, Cat Power, Beach House, Baroness, Smith Westerns, Crystal Castles, Wavves, Icona Pop, DIIV, Foals, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Disclosure, Angel Haze, Wild Nothing, Frightened Rabbit and more.
Check out the full lineup here. The festival takes place Aug. 2-4, in Chicago’s Grant Park.
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