Jack White – Florence + The Machine – At The Drive-In
Avicii – The Shins – Justice -Passion Pit -Sigur Ros
The Weeknd -M83 – Miike Snow – The Afghan Whigs
Bloc Party – Franz Ferdinand – Frank Ocean -J. Cole
Childish Gambino – Delta Spirit – Metric – The Temper Trap
Wale – Die Antwoord – Dawes – tUnE-yArDs – The Head & the Heart
The Big Pink – Twin Shadow – The Tallest Man on Earth – Toro y Moi
Dr. Dog – Of Monsters and Men – Gary Clark Jr. – Alabama Shakes
The Gaslight Anthem – Amadou & Mariam – Band of Skulls -SBTRKT
Tame Impala – The Walkmen – JJ Grey & Mofro – fun. – Neon Indian
Dum Dum Girls – Washed Out – Aloe Blacc – Trampled by Turtles
Bear in Heaven – Blind Pilot – Chairlift – The Black Angels -Yellow Ostrich
Givers – Polica -Bombay Bicycle Club – Sharon Van Etten -White Rabbits
Doomtree – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Devil Makes Three -Oberhofer
The War on Drugs – Michael Kiwanuka – O Rappa -Bowerbirds – Orchard Lounge
Mona – The Growlers – Hey Rosetta! – JEFF the Brotherhood -Anamanaguchi
First Aid Kit -Wax – FIDLAR -JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound -Milo Greene -Los Jaivas
Kopecky Family Band – The Jezabels – LP – Yuna – Walk Off the Earth -Animal Kingdom
Dev – The Sheepdogs – The Dunwells – DJ Mel – Empires – Kevin Devine -Dry the River
Helena – Haley Reinhart – Imaginary Cities – Overdoz – Ambassadors – DJ Zebo
Chancellor Warhol – Laura Warshauer – Red Oblivion
Bassnectar – Kaskade – Calvin Harris
NERO – Santigold – Knife Party – Zeds Dead
Big Gigantic – Skream & Benga -Little Dragon
Porter Robinson – Sub Focus – Madeon – Zedd
Paper Diamond – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Star Slinger
Badastrom -DJ Nihal – SALVA -Kid Color
So there it is. Lollapalooza 2012.
I’m a little, ok not just a little, A LOT disappointed that The Throne isn’t going to be a headliner as well as Radiohead, and I’m also quite irked that Sigur Ros is left to play in the afternoon rather than being given a headlining spot. Hearing those ethereal jams during any other time than dusk into night just won’t feel right. Also Red Hot Chili Peppers might just be one of my least favorite groups of all time. But as long as Jack White is playing on the other end of the field, I’ll be fine.
Not all of the lineup is bad though. First off, the newly reunited At The Drive In as an actual headliner is a much welcome surprise. Plus The Black Keys and Jack White makes for some great North Field headliners. The mid-card lineup is also really great. M83, Metric, Neon Indian, Washed out, The Black Angels, Bloc Party, and Lost In Reviews favorite Bear In Heaven are all bands I’d love to see. And if Black Sabbath is your thing, well then there’s that too! It is possibly the last time you’ll ever be able to see them live.
But even though, there are quite a few bands that I wanted to see on the lineup that didn’t make it, it still looks like it’ll be a really fun weekend. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, and plan on going, get them now because it will definitely sell out. If you ARE going, I’ll see you there!
Do you love the lineup, or hate it? Who would you prefer to see play Lollapalooza? Let us know in the comments below!
By Richard Pepper