Coldplay joins Lollapalooza headliners

[26 April 2011]

By Greg Kot

Chicago Tribune (MCT)

CHICAGO — Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5 and A Perfect Circle will join previously reported headliners Eminem, Foo Fighters and Muse at Lollapalooza on Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park, the festival will announce Tuesday.

Also among the artists to be announced by Texas-based promoters C3 Presents are Cee Lo Green, Damian Marley with Nas, the Cars, Ween, Bright Eyes, Big Audio Dynamite, Girl Talk, Titus Andronicus, Deftones, Kid Cudi, Sleigh Bells and Arctic Monkeys.

The seventh annual festival will again feature more than 130 performers on eight stages.

As usual, the festival has only a smattering of hip-hop and world-music artists, though a handful of Chilean bands — Chico Trujillo, Los Bunkers and Ana Tijoux — have been booked as part of a cultural exchange with Lollapalooza Chile, which debuted April 2-3 in Santiago.

But Lollapalooza 2011 will once again raise the profile of electronic artists, as affirmed by the headlining status of Deadmau5 (Toronto progressive-house star Joel Zimmerman) and a significantly larger presence for the Perry’s Lounge DJ stage, which will now be able to accommodate more than 15,000 fans in its new location west of Columbus Avenue on Hutchinson Field. The stage’s namesake, Lollapalooza cofounder Perry Farrell, will be among the artists, performing under the name PerryEtty vs. Chris Cox.

Three-day tickets ($215) are available at lollapalooza.com. Single-day tickets will go on sale June 7. Dates and times of the performances will be announced at a later date.

Here’s the complete lineup that will be announced Tuesday (with a few later additions expected for the Kidsapalooza stage, which will bring the total number of acts to 136, according to C3 Presents executive Charles Attal):

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

Also (listed alphabetically): 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, Dom.

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, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus, Two Door Cinema Club, Typhoon, White Lies, Wye Oak, Ximena Saritana, Young Man, Young the Giant.

Perry’s Lounge electronic/DJ stage: Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, the Bloody Beetroots Death Crew, Afrojack, Modeselektor, Skrillex, PerryEtty vs Chris Cox, Chuckie, the Glitch Mob, Busy P, Joachim Garraud, Super Mash Bros., Jay Electronica, 12th Planet, Daedulus, Feed Me, Jackmaster, Collie Buddz, Savoy, Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite, Ana Tijoux, Midnight Conspiracy, L1ght, Lady D.

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