Soundgarden, Lady Gaga headline Lollapalooza
By David J. Prince
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Reunited rockers Soundgarden, Lady Gaga and Green Day will headline the annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park on August 6-8, organizers said Tuesday.
Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Phoenix, The National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer and X Japan are also among the more than 130 bands, musicians, and DJs set to perform.
Three-day passes have gone on sale at $215 each, inclusive of the service charge.
Soundgarden announced on New Year's Eve that it will reunite this year for its first concerts since 1997. Lollapalooza is the first confirmed appearance by the Seattle rock quartet.
Lady Gaga's appearance at Lollapalooza is part of her previously announced Monster's Ball tour, which stops at arenas across North America throughout the summer.
Last year's Lollapalooza was the third-highest grossing music festival of 2009, according to Billboard Boxscore. The festival grossed $14,082,461 and was attended by 225,000 people over three sold-out days.
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