[artist id="3061469 "]Lady Gaga[/artist] is bringing the Monster Ball to Lollapalooza this August. Hope she's packing some sunscreen.
Early Tuesday morning (April 6), organizers of the granddaddy of U.S. summer fests revealed the lineup for the 2010 edition of Lolla, and Gaga's name is atop the list, joined by fellow headliners Green Day, the recently reunited Soundgarden, the re-formed Strokes, the Arcade Fire and Phoenix.
Most of the headliners for the Chicago festival have some connection to Lollapalooza's past. Lady Gaga was a relatively unknown side-stage performer in 2007; Green Day and the Arcade Fire have both taken the stage at the fest; and Soundgarden were twice a part of the original touring version of Lolla, having played the trek in both 1992 and 1996. They have not performed together live since they split in 1997.
The Lollapalooza gig will also be a return to the stage for the Strokes, who have not performed together in more than four years.
Joining those headliners on the bill are MGMT, Hot Chip, the National, Erykah Badu, AFI, Grizzly Bear, Spoon, B.o.B., 2ManyDJs, the New Pornographers, the xx and Switchfoot. There are also legends like Jimmy Cliff and Devo, a jam-band or two (Blues Traveler) and even Chicago-area talent, most notably soul belter Mavis Staples. You can view the entire lineup — some 120 artists, with more to be announced in the coming weeks — over on the fest's official site.
Lollapalooza 2010 will be held August 6-8 in Chicago's Grant Park. Passes are already on sale, though "early bird" packages are long gone. A standard three-day pass costs $215, with special VIP packages running $850.
Does this lineup make you want to head to Chicago this summer? Who are you most excited to see? Talk about it in the comments!