After missing SXSW this year, and with Bonnaroo not a viable option, I’d been holding out hope that Lollapalooza would have a solid enough lineup to warrant my attendance.
I had seen a leaked list of acts Tuesday afternoon and immediately purchased a three-day pass, while holding my breath to make sure it wasn’t fake.
Now, following this morning’s official release of the lineup, I can breathe a sigh of relief and start figuring out all the bands I want to see.
Here’s a list of acts that I really want to see and others that I’d be more than happy to see.
THESE ACTS ALONE WOULD MAKE FOR AN AWESOME FESTIVAL
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, M83, Franz Ferdinand, Santigold, The Temper Trap, Dr. Dog, Alabama Shakes, The Gaslight Anthem, The Walkmen, Dum Dum Girls, Washed Out, Blind Pilot, Chairlift, Givers, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs, Kopecky Family Band, Dry the River
THESE BANDS WILL TAKE MY WEEKEND TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
Unlike SXSW, I’m not going to Lollapalooza to discover new bands. I’m going there to see, in person, bands I know I already like. In fact, I’ve already seen a handful of these bands, but I have no problem seeing them again.
So, anyway, who among you will join me? Which bands are you most looking forward to? Feel free to leave a comment below.