Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup Announced: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse
It was no secret that Lollapalooza will return to its familiar home of Grant Park in Chicago this summer, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary -- but the lineup is in, the rumors were right and the verdict is two thumbs up. Way up. This year's headliners for the annual, three-day, mega-fest are: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, deadmou5 and A Perfect Circle, with additional marquee slots by Cee Lo Green, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Nas, the Cars and Ween.
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The above acts will anchor a lineup that, in true Lollapalooza style, is as varied as it is impressive -- bands range in size from upstarts (Smith Westerns) to dinosaurs (Big Audio Dynamite) and cross all sorts of niche genres from instrumental post-rock (Explosions in the Sky) to post-punk dubstep (Skrillex). Of course, the full lineup demands its due, but some of the other bands that we'd be remiss not to mention at the top include: Bright Eyes, Death From Above 1979, Arctic Monkeys, Beirut, Cold War Kids, Deftones, Crystal Castles, Atmosphere and the Kills.
"As excited as I am to watch this year's legends perform at Lolla, I am also feeling the enthusiasm for the younger groups who are just now breaking," said festival founder Perry Farrell, in a statement released to the press. "I take great delight in knowing that for the past 20 years we've given so many new artists a prestigious stage and a massive audience to play in front of."
In other words,