Every summer, Chicago prepares for its premier annual music festival, and by the looks of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup, this year will not disappoint. From Aug. 2-4, fans descending on Hutchinson Field in Grant Park will bear witness to an impressive mix of artists, many of which for the first time ever.
Among the notable Lollapalooza headliners is 1980s post-punk British favorites The Cure (in their first ever Lollapalooza appearance) and New Order, touring in support of their 2013 release, Lost Sirens. Nine Inch Nails, which played at the inaugural Lollapalooza festival in 1991 and again in 2008, will also perform this year, while red-hot Mumford & Sons—this year’s GRAMMY winner for Best Album - also have been announced as headliners. Aside from a brief North American stint in May and June, the group's performance in Chicago will be their first in the U.S. before beginning the sprawling Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers.
Alongside these huge names are smaller but still widely popular performers. The Postal Service, which is the side project of Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, will play a set as part of the group’s first tour in 10 years, and only its second of all time. Rapper Kendrick Lamar will grace the Saturday lineup, following an amazingly successful year which included his own album release and collaborations on tracks with Drake, A$AP Rocky, and even former Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg’s, The Lonely Island.
Several artists on the bill will return to the Lollapalooza lineup to promote new material. Indie darlings Grizzly Bear first played the festival in 2008 and this year will mark the group’s third appearance at the festival. British singer Ellie Goulding performed back in 2010, the same year her song “Lights” reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. This past October, Goulding released Halycon, which went on to be her first top-10 album in the U.S.
Lollapalooza 2013 also will give breakthrough artists a chance to perform to a massive international audience. The Lumineers, nominated for Best New Artist at the 2013 GRAMMYs, will bring their danceable folk-rock tunes—perfect for a summer festival—to Lollapalooza on Saturday. Alt-rock group Imagine Dragons, whose own North American tour has already sold out, also will add a stop at Lollapalooza to the mix. Lastly, this year’s lineup boasts something for everyone, as performers range from pop-country star, Eric Church, who will be touring this summer with Kenny Chesney, to dub step DJ, Steve Aoki.
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Check out a sampling of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup below:
NOTABLE FRIDAY PERFORMERS
Nine Inch Nails
Queens Of The Stone Age
Lana Del Rey
Band Of Horses
NOTABLE SATURDAY PERFORMERS
Mumford & Sons
The Postal Service
Matt & Kim
NOTABLE SUNDAY PERFORMERS
Tegan and Sara