Let the excitement begin....After having about a month to recover from the excitement of Bonnaroo's lineup release extravaganza, B.L.A.M., in comes Lollapalooza to keep my festy juices pumping. It was announced Thursday on Lollapalooza's website, the lineup will be released and tickets will be on sale Tuesday, March 25th. Tickets will be up for purchase at 11am EST/10am CST and if I remember from previous years, the lineup will either be announced early that morning or on Monday. I'm betting on them announcing Monday night to keep with the latest trend of making an event of the lineup release this year.
Lollapalooza is doing something new this year and is having a lottery for fans to enter and win two passes. If you go to lucky.lollapalooza.com you can register to get 5 lucky lottery ball numbers. On Monday night at 8pm EST they will announce the winners.
Rumors have been a buzz this past week also with the Chicago Tribune leaking potential headliners. The Tribune stated from unnamed sources in the music industry that Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and Arctic Monkeys will be headlining. If this is the case, it will be one of the worst headlining lineups in memory. Let me rant a bit about each band....
Kings of Leon
So if you haven't determined it yet, I'm not a huge fan of these rumored headliners. I can't even think of the combos of these bands of who would play at the same time. Skrillex and Eminem won't play on the same night on opposite stage as the they probably have similar fan bases. Neither will Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys. That leaves Kings of Leon with Skrillex opposite and maybe Eminem and Arctic Monkeys the same night. That would suck for me because I'm not big on either. Unless they throw another great old school band like they did with The Postal Service playing opposite Mumford and Sons last year, these headliners could be rough. Lolla is all about the whole lineup though and if there are 10-15 bands that I can truly say I love I'll be satisfied. They have always done a great job of creating the best experience for everyone, so let's hope for the best!