May 23, 2017

Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay headlining Lollapalooza


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Lollapalooza, the granddaddy of summer music festivals, celebrates 20 years this summer with a three-day spread in Chicago’s Grant Park, and an all-star roster of performers have agreed to show.

Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket and Deadmau5 have been handpicked as headliners by fest originator Perry Farrell and his crew.

Those acts will join A Perfect Circle, Bright Eyes, The Cars, Big Audio Dynamite, Ween, Arctic Monkeys, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Nas, Explosions in the Sky, Death From Above 1979, Deftones, Beirut, Flogging Molly, OK Go, The Kills and Cold War Kids.

Enough? Don’t stop there.

Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Cage the Elephant, Rival Schools, The Chain Gang of 1974, Friendly Fires, Portugal. The Man, Manchester Orchestra, Two Door Cinema Club, Noah & The Whale, Lissie, Foster the People, Mayer Hawthorne & the County, Fences, City and Colour, and Gold Motel are also slated to perform at the August festival.

Farrell was eager to talk about Eminem when he sat down with MTV News this morning, saying, “He’s always put together great productions for his shows, and this is something that we look for at Lollapalooza — not just to go out there and perform, but to really give a show.”

This summer’s Lollapalooza takes place on Aug. 5-7 in Chicago’s Grant Park.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, 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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