[pullquote quote="It's just a perfect bottle of champagne waiting to be uncorked." credit="Perry Farrell"]Lollapalooza 3-day general admission weekend passes are now officially sold out for this monstrous Chicago festival.
Single day tickets are still available at $95 each and a relative bargain considering the high level of talent. The hardest decision to make will be which day to attend. Will it be Friday with The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, The Shins and M83 or Saturday’s lineup of Red Hot Chili Peppers, AVICII and Temper Trap or Sunday’s jam-packed day including Jack White, Florence + the Machine, At The Drive in Kaskade and more.
With huge names going head-to-head on different stages, you’re going to have to choose your battles wisely.
Friday, August 3
The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Bassnectar, The Shins, Passion Pit, The Afghan Whigs, M83, NERO, Metric, Wale, Die Antwoord, Dawes, The Head & The Heart, Dr. Dog, SBTRKT, Porter Robinson, Tame Impala, Band of Skulls, Madeon, Zedd, Blind Pilot, The Black Angels, Yellow Ostrich, Sharon Van Etten, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The War on Drugs, Michael Kiwanuka, O Rappa, The Growlers, Anamanaguchi, First Aid Kit, Wax, The White Panda, Animal Kingdom, Dev, Kevin Devine, Dry the River, Helena, Haley Reinhart, Ambassadors, DJ Zebo, thenewno2
Saturday, August 4
Red Hot Chili Peppers, AVICII, The Weeknd, Bloc Party, Calvin Harris, Franz Ferdinand, Frank Ocean, Delta Spirit, Santigold, The Temper Trap, tUnE-yArDs, Skream & Benga, Twin Shadow, The Tallest Man on Earth, FUN., Alabama Shakes, JJ Grey & Mofro, Neon Indian, Paper Diamond, Washed Out, Aloe Blacc, Bear in Heaven, Chairlift, GIVERS, Doomtree, Star Slinger, Orchard Lounge, JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Milo Greene, Los Jaivas, Kopecky Family Band, LP, Walk Off The Earth, SALVA, The Dunwells, Empires, Moon Taxi, Chancellor Warhol, Laura Warshauer
Sunday, August 5
Jack White, Justice, Florence + The Machine, At The Drive-In, Kaskade, Sigur Ros, Miike Snow, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, The Big Pink, Toro Y Moi, Little Dragon, Of Monsters And Men, Gary Clark Jr., The Gaslight Anthem, Amadou & Mariam, The Walkmen, Dum Dum Girls, Trampled By Turtles, Polica, Bombay Bicycle Club, White Rabbits, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Devil Makes Three, Oberhofer, Bowerbirds, Mona, Hey Rosetta!, The Jezabels, Nadastrom, DJ Nihal, Yuna, The Sheepdogs, DJ Mel, Imaginary Cities, Overdoz, Red Oblivion, Kid Color
With 3-day general admission passes sold out, single-day tickets will run you $95 here.
For those that demand to be pampered, cough up $1,050 for the 3-day VIP pass which includes unlimited access, viewing platforms, golf cart shuttles, beer, wine and libations all day, mini spa treatments, air-conditioned bathrooms, and shaded and relaxed lounge seating.
Perry Farrell’s Exclusive Commentary On Lolla’s Lineup For 2012
Making the trek to the Windy City? Here are some simple dos and don’ts.
- Leave your large backpacks at home.
- Bring a blanket, sheet, or towel to relax on, don’t bring tents or chairs.
- Do bring a SOFT sided cooler with two factory sealed water bottles, up to one liter in size each per person.
- EMPTY camel backs and plastic bottles will be allowed.
- Don’t bring a hard sided cooler with outside food and drink, glass containers, or metal aerosol cans, including that spray sunscreen!
- Don’t bring any illegal substances, including alcohol, we want you to be able to stay and enjoy the show within Grant Park. Don’t get ejected.
- Do remember to grab your (non-professional) cameras to capture the experience.
–Zack Nechvatal, CBS Radio Chicago