Lady GaGa, Soundgarden, Green Day top Lollapalooza list

Soundgarden got the ball rolling when the reunited grunge rockers announced their participation in this year’s Lollapalooza 2010 festival. Once that cat sprinted out of the bag, concert organizers decided to reveal the entire lineup (instead of playing that silly “Wheel of Fortune” type of game where letters to band names were announced slowly).

As many guessed, Lady GaGa headlines the festival, which will take place Aug. 6-8, in Chicago’s Grant Park. She’ll be joined by other major radio acts like Green Day, Arcade Fire, and The Strokes.

But the rest of the fest is characterized by offbeat programming and surprising reunions. Social Distortion, Spoon, Wolfmother and MGMT will bring the rock. Devo and Cypress Hill will bring the retro. Erykah Badu will bring the soul. Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, The Black Keys, The National, Cut Copy, The New Pornographers, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Yeasayer, X Japan, Metric, The Temper Trap, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, The xx, Dirty Projectors, Mavis Staples and many more will fill in the gaps.

Check out the full lineup, and complete concert details, at Lollapalooza’s official Web site.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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