Originally, Lollapalooza 2010 creator Perry Farrell intended it to be a farewell tour for his band, but it turned into a rock sensation the "Alternative Nation" flocked to for most of the 1990s. For flannel-loving grunge groupies, early emo fans and alt-rock scenesters, Lollapalooza was the place to crowd surf and mosh.
But in 1997, it lost its juice, inspiring Spin Magazine to write, "Lollapalooza is as comatose as alternative rock right now."
After a brief revival in 2003, slacking ticket sales forced its cancellation once again in 2004. The next year, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and retooled it into a weekend destination festival in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, where it is expected to run until 2018.
This weekend, Lollapalooza (which means an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance) is set to rock Chicago with a lineup that ranges from Lady Gaga to Green Day to Blues Traveler.
Get your lighters ready and your game face on, it's time to rock Lollapalooza 2010!
Friday: Balkan Beat Box, Raphael Saadiq, Devo, Hot Chip, Lady Gaga and Zoe Briskey
Saturday: Rebelution, Blues Traveler, Gogol Bordello, Social Distortion, Green Day
Sunday: Nneka, The Cribs, X Japan, Wolfmother, Soundgarden
Friday: Wavves, Mavis Staples, The New Pornographers, The Black Keys, The Strokes
Saturday: The Soft Pack, Stars, Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Phoenix
Sunday: The Antlers, Blitzen Trapper, Yeasayer, MGMT, Arcade Fire
Friday: BoB, Los Amigos Invisibles, Drive-By Truckers, Dirty Projectors, Jimmy Cliff
Saturday: The Kissaway Trail, Wild Beasts, The xx, Metric, Cut Copy
Sunday: Miniature Tigers, The Dodos, Mumford & Sons, Mutemath, The National
Friday: Javelin, The Walkmen, The Big Pink, Matt & Kim, Chromeo
Saturday: Mimicking Birds, Rogue Wave, Against Me!, AFI, Slightly Stoopid
Sunday: Health, Switchfoot, Minus the Bear, Erykah Badu, Cypress Hill
Friday: Foxy Shazam, The Constellations, American Bang, Cymbals Eat Guitars, F**k Buttons, Jamie Lidell
Saturday: The Morning Benders, Harlem, Warpaint, Dawes, Deer Tick, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Sunday: Frank Turner, Company of Thieves, The Ike Reilly Assassination, Hockey, Frightened Rabbit, The Temper Trap
Friday: LDJS Remix, BBU, Ancient Astronauts, Ana Sia, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kidz in the Hall, J Cole, Caspa, Erol Alkan, Tiga, 2ManyDJs
Saturday: Lance Herbstrong, Only Children, Vonnegutt, FreeSol, Beats Antique, Wolfgang Gartner, Steve Porter, Joachim Garraud, PerryEtty vs Chris Cox, Kaskade, Rusko, DJ Mel, Empire of the Sun
Sunday: Dani Deahl, Team Bayside High, Felix Cartal, Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls, Nervo, Chiddy Bang, Mexican Institute of Sound, Dirty South, Flosstradamus, Felix da Housecat, Digitalism (DJ Set)
Friday: These United States, The Ettes, Jukebox the Ghost, My Dear Disco, Semi Precious Weapons, Neon Trees
Saturday: MyNameIsJohnMichael, Skybox, Dragonette, Dan Black, Royal Bangs
Sunday: Son of a Bad Man, Neon Hitch, The Band of Heathens, Freelance Whales, Violent Soho
Friday: The Happiness Club, School of Rock, The Candy Band, Tim and the Space Cadets, Rocknoceros, Ed Kowalczyk, Recess Monkey
Saturday: Tim and the Space Cadets, The Candy Band, Rocknoceros, The Verve Pipe, The Happiness Club, Dan Zanes and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys
Sunday: School of Rock, The Q Brothers, Recess Monkey, Dan Zanes and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Peter Di Setfano & Tor, Thenewno2, Perry Farrell, The Verve Pipe
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