LCD Soundsystem & Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining Lollapalooza
According to reports, Lollapalooza is marking a milestone with it’s 25th year and so the pressure is on in order to present a line-up that will generate hype. Reportedly, Lollapalooza 2016 will boast Radiohead in addition to Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem, as well as appearances from J. Cole and Lana Del Rey.
A source released this information to Billboard, as well as knowledge that the festival is expanding from three days to four. Lollapalooza is slated to run from July 28 to 31 at Grant Park in Chicago.
In addition to headlining Lollapalooza, all of the headliners have large-scale events planned out for 2016. Radiohead announced a world tour recently and are also reported to be working on a new album. It has also been reported that Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem are putting together new music, and LCD Soundsystem is additionally expected to confirm a tour.
The full Lollapalooza line-up will be released on March 22, which is also the same day that tickets will be on sale.
According to Consequence of Sound, it is the second headlining appearance for Radiohead, as the band appeared at the festival in 2008 following the release of its album, In Rainbows.
The silver year of the event also marks the first time that the festival will last four days. Ticket prices are also increasing along with the festival’s length, from $335 for for four-day general admission passes and one-day tickets running at $120.
It marks amongst many changes that have occurred in the festival’s history, as it began in the model of Warped Tour. The festival would tour city to city, performing for one day only. Lollapalooza then decided to make Chicago its home permanently, a decision fueled by low ticket sales in 2014.