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

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.

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

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


Alabama Shakes

Aloe Blacc

Amadou & Mariam



Animal Kingdom

At the Drive-In



Band of Skulls


Bear in Heaven

Big Gigantic

Black Sabbath

Blind Pilot

Bloc Party

Bombay Bicycle Club


Calvin Harris


Chancellor Warhol

Childish Gambino


Delta Spirit


Die Antwoord

DJ Mel

DJ Nihal

DJ Zebo


Dr. Dog

Dry the River

Dum Dum Girls



First Aid Kit

Florence+ the Machine

Frank Ocean

Franz Ferdinand


Gary Clark Jr.


Haley Reinhart


Hey Rosetta!

Imaginary Cities

J. Cole

Jack White

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

JEFF the Brotherhood

JJ Grey & Mofro



Kevin Devine

Kid Color

Knife Party

Kopecky Family Band

Laura Warshauer

Little Dragon

Los Jaivas



Macklemore & Ryan Lewis



Michael Kiwanuka

Miike Snow

Milo Greene


Neon Indian


O Rappa


Of Monsters and Men

Orchard Lounge


Paper Diamond

Passion Pit

Perry's stage


Porter Robinson

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Oblivion




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


Twin Shadow


Walk Off the Earth

Washed Out


White Rabbits

Yellow Ostrich



Zeds Dead





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