Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup Confirmed: The Cure, Mumford and Sons, the Killers and Nine Inch Nails Headlining
The Cure, Mumford and Sons, the Killers and Nine Inch Nails have been confirmed as headliners for Lollapalooza 2013, which takes place in Chicago's Grant Park on Aug. 2-4. The four monsters of alt-rock top a bill featuring dozens of artists, with Phoenix, New Order, the Postal Service and Vampire Weekend among the other top-tiered acts.
Others set for Lollapalooza 2013 include Lana Del Rey, Band of Horses, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Imagine Dragons, the National, the Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding, Knife Party, Grizzly Bear,Two Door Cinema Club, Tegan and Sara, Beach House, Cat Power and many, many more. Check out the gathering's complete lineup sorted by day here.
The festival’s entire lineup leaked last week, and the original single-day ticket on-sale date moved up from April 9 to this Wednesday (April 3) because of it. Lollapalooza will put 60,000 single-day tickets on sale Wednesday; 80,000 three-day passes sold out last week at up to $235 per pass. Get complete ticket information here.
Lollapalooza inked a 10-year contract last year with the Chicago Park District that will keep the fest in Grant Park through 2022, and daily capacity was capped at 100,000 as part of the deal. That capacity makes Lollapalooza's daily top attendance larger than any destination festival in North America, including Coachella in Indio, Calif., and Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn.
The Cure's headlining slot will mark their first-ever Lollapalooza appearance. "The first time I ran into Robert Smith of the Cure was 1997 in New York City," says Lollapalooza founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell. "We were both going into the same club; and it was Halloween. I was dressed as myself and so was he. I am so happy the Cure have finally arrived at Lolla in Chicago!"