Lollapalooza 2012 Announces Line-Up with Black Sabbath and Red Hot Chili Peppers As Headliners

[11 April 2012]

By PopMatters Staff

Lollapalooza may as well be entitled “The Reunion Fest” this year. The re-united Black Sabbath, with all four original members including Ozzy Osbourne, will headline this year’s Lollapalooza. Meanwhile Red Hot Chili Peppers will return after a six-year festival absence and At the Drive-In will play their first live show in 11 years. And if that wasn’t enough, the Afghan Whigs will appear as part of their first tour in a decade.

Among other major rock talent, the highlights will be Jack White in solo form, the Black Keys, Bloc Party and Delta Spirit. It’s not all rock though, Lollapalooza will be stocked full of electronic artists like Justice, Avicii, Bassnectar, Kaskade and many more.

“This year our multi-colored lollipop swirls black and white with Black Sabbath, Jack White, and The Black Keys,” said festival founder, Perry Farrell. “Two Electronic acts, Justice and Avicii will be presented on the main stages… Can it get any heavier in the park?”

Look for a bevy of international artists from all over the genre spectrum, from the shimmering indie rock of Iceland’s Sigur Ros and the hip-hop of South Africa’s Die Antwoord to the world beat of Mali’s Amadou & Mariam and the South American sounds of O Rappa (Brazil) and Los Jaivas (Chile).

Lollapalooza takes place August 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Tickets and show information are available at Lollapalooza.com.

Check out the line-up video and the full roster below…


LOLLAPALOOZA LINE-UP

Alabama Shakes
Aloe Blacc
Amadou & Mariam
Ambassadors
Anamanaguchi
Animal Kingdom
At the Drive-In
Avicii
Badastrom
Band of Skulls
Bassnectar
Bear in Heaven
Big Gigantic
Black Sabbath
Blind Pilot
Bloc Party
Bombay Bicycle Club
Bowerbirds
Calvin Harris
Chairlift
Chancellor Warhol
Childish Gambino
Dawes
Delta Spirit
Dev
Die Antwoord
DJ Mel
DJ Nihal
DJ Zebo
Doomtree
Dr. Dog
Dry the River
Dum Dum Girls
Empires
FIDLAR
First Aid Kit
Florence+ the Machine
Frank Ocean
Franz Ferdinand
fun.
Gary Clark Jr.
Givers
Haley Reinhart
Helena
Hey Rosetta!
Imaginary Cities
J. Cole
Jack White
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
JEFF the Brotherhood
JJ Grey & Mofro
Justice
Kaskade
Kevin Devine
Kid Color
Knife Party
Kopecky Family Band
Laura Warshauer
Little Dragon
Los Jaivas
LP
M83
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Madeon
Metric
Michael Kiwanuka
Miike Snow
Milo Greene
Mona
Neon Indian
NERO
O Rappa
Oberhofer
Of Monsters and Men
Orchard Lounge
Overdoz
Paper Diamond
Passion Pit
Perry’s stage
Polica
Porter Robinson
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Oblivion
SALVA
Santigold
SBTRKT
Sharon Van Etten
Sigur Ros
Skream & Benga
Star Slinger
Sub Focus
Tame Impala
The Afghan Whigs
The Big Pink
The Black Angels
The Black Keys
The Devil Makes Three
The Dunwells
The Gaslight Anthem
The Growlers
The Head & the Heart
The Jezabels
The Sheepdogs
The Shins
The Tallest Man on Earth
The Temper Trap
The Walkmen
The War on Drugs
The Weeknd
Toro y Moi
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Trampled by Turtles
tUnE-yArDs
Twin Shadow
Wale
Walk Off the Earth
Washed Out
Wax
White Rabbits
Yellow Ostrich
Yuna
Zedd
Zeds Dead

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