Eminem, Arctic Monkeys Among Rumored Lollapalooza Headliners

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 03.18.14 in News

The Chicago Tribune’s music critic, Greg Kot, claims to have confirmed the headliners for this summer’s Lollapalooza with sources close to the festival. If next week’s official announcement matches Kot’s, we can expect an especially mainstream showing at the end of each day, with Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys all pegged to play. Yawn, you say? Just remember that last year’s lineup paired its fairly predictable performers (The Killers, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons) with rising acts like DIIV, Haim, Father John Misty, and, well, who are we kidding? This ain’t your Gen X father’s festival anymore; it’s more like KROQ’s Weenie Roast with a bigger budget and some knowledge of music outside the familiar, loosely aligned realm of modern rock.

Tickets for Lollapalooza 2014 are expected to go on sale next Tuesday. Check out crucial details for the August 1-3 event at its official site, or just watch this blast from the past to right the world for a minute…