On the off chance you don’t read the Chicago Tribune or avoided the Internet at all costs last week, well, then organizers of Lollapalooza have something very special for you: the official lineup for 2013.
Yes, on Monday (April 1), after a solid month of speculation, sources and leaks — almost all of which turned out to be accurate — Lolla really truly revealed the list of bands that will grace its stages, a bill topped by the Cure, Mumford & Sons, the Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, the Postal Service, Vampire Weekend and New Order.
Rather remarkably, this marks the first time in the 20-year history of Lollapalooza that the Cure will appear at the festival, and, as any Lolla vet will surely remember, the recently relaunched Nine Inch Nails were one of the acts that performed at the first Lollapalooza in 1991 (they also performed at Lolla in 2008). Mumford & Sons appeared in a midday slot in 2010, but this year, thanks to their Album of the Year win at the Grammys and, you know, millions of fans — they’ve been promoted to headliners.
Kendrick Lamar, Queens of the Stone Age, the Lumineers, the National, Major Lazer and Steve Aoki are also confirmed for Lollapalooza 2013, set for August 2-4 in Chicago’s Grant Park.
All in all, more than 130 acts were announced on Monday, and though three-day passes have already sold out for the fest, a limited number of single-day tickets will go on sale Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. CT. For more information on tickets — and to check out the festival’s full lineup — check out Lollapalooza’s official site.