Lollapalooza Guide: Who's playing

August 5, 2011

Fast facts:

  • August 5-7
  • Grant Park 20th Anniversary
  • Big names: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, Foo Fighters, Cee Lo Green
  • Lollapalooza founder and Jane's Addiction frontman: Perry Farrell
  • Lollapalooza will draw the largest crowd in its history with 270-thousand people expected to watch
  • 130 bands on 8 stages over 3 days
  • if you don't have a ticket you can watch for the first time this year streaming live at
  • Headliners:

    Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Nas, The Cars, Ween.


    Chef Graham Elliot returns as culinary director of the fest's Chow Town. Look out for his signature fare and that of other local chefs TBA.

    More bands:

    Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Deftones, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Death From Above 1979, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Cage the Elephant, OK Go, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Portugal the Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Delta Spirit, Beats Antique, The Mountain Goats, Sleigh Bells, Manchester Orchestra, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Drums, Black Lips, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, City and Colour, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Cults, Noah & The Whale, Sam Adams, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Tinie Tempah, Lissie, Dom, The Vaccines, Foster the People, Titus Andronicus, Mayer Hawthorne & The Country, Chico Trujillo, The Naked and Famous, Phantogram, Rival Schools, Friendly Fires, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Reptar, Maps & Atlases, Fences, Tennis, An Horse, Young the Giant, Los Bunkers, Imelda May, Grouplove, Wye Oak, The Joy Formidable, Lord Huron, Disappears, Walk the Moon, Gold Motel, Iration, Ryan Leslie, Tab the Band, Skylar Grey, Cristina Perri, Black Cards, The Pretty Reckless, Boy & Bear, Patrick Stump, Kids These Days, Young Man, The Kingston Springs, Lia Ices, The Chain Gang of 1974, Ximena Sarinana, Typhoon, Electric Touch, Kerli, Ruby Jane, Julia Easterlin, DJ Mel.

    Perry's electronic/DJ stage:

    Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Afrojack, Modeskeletor, Shirllex, PerryEtty Vs. Chris Cox, Chuckie, The Glitch MOb, Busy P, Joachim Garraud, Super Mash Bros., Jay Electronica, 12th Planet, Daedulus, Feed Me, Jackmaster, Collie Buddz, Savoy, Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite, Ana Tijoux, Midnight Conspiracy, Light, Lady D.