It’s Official: Eminem, Skrillex, Lorde to Headline Lollapalooza
Summer music festival season was kicked off by South by Southwest in Austin earlier this month, but if you didn’t get to make it out to Texas for that, you still have plenty of options to spend a long weekend rocking out this summer. Those options are shrinking, though, as music fans are scooping up tickets to the summer’s biggest festivals, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Lollapalooza, among many others.
The popular Chicago-based festival Lollapalooza sold out of three-day passes before even officially announcing the event’s lineup earlier this week. Now, only day passes costing $100 a pop are left. Fans could buy one of these for each day of the event, but they’ll pay an extra $50 more than the $250 three-day ticket. Lollapalooza is set to take place in Grant Park from August 1-3. One-day passes went on sale Wednesday morning, just after the lineup was officially announced.
The Chicago Tribune leaked the possible headliners for Lolla last week, saying industry sources had told the publication that the four biggest headliners would be Detroit rapper Eminem, alternative Brits the Arctic Monkeys, dubstep king Skrillex, and southern rockers Kings of Leon. All four acts have played the festival before. It’s likely that all those people who scooped up the three-day passes believed the Tribune’s report or made the decision based on the festival’s overall reputation for attracting a wide variety of huge acts.
The Tribune’s guesses were confirmed on Wednesday, when Lollapalooza released the official lineup. In addition to the four acts the paper correctly guessed, other headliners include Lorde, Outkast (confirming Spin’s guess that the hip-hop duo would be there), the Avett Brothers, Calvin Harris, and Foster the People.