Anticipation builds as the time draws closer and closer to this year’s Lollapalooza 2012 festival.  Tickets are selling quickly with only about a month standing between now and the kick-off of the festival in Grant Park located in Chicago, Illinois.

Festival Summery

Lollapalooza 2012 is a music festival that features many popular artists from a wide range of genres including alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop. The festival also features comedy acts and craft booths. It has also been known to provide a platform for non-profit and political groups.

Every year there are over 160,000 people who attend the three day long music festival. Numerous bands reached great publicity there including METALLICA, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, NINE INCH NAILS, MUSE, ALICE IN CHAINS, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, FOO FIGHTERS, and many more!

Brief History

Lollapalooza began over twenty years ago with a man who had a vision. In 1991 the lead singer of the rock group Jane’s Addiction, Perry Farrell, began to plan a farewell show for the band. These plans soon grew into something much larger, and transformed into a “larger-than-life musical roadshow” according to Lollapalooza’s website.

Farrell was inspired by Bill Graham who was successful promoter and impresario (a person who funds and organizes concerts, plays or operas).  With the help of Ted Gardener, Marc Geiger, and Don Muller, the festival was put on its way and became a huge success.

What does Lollapalooza mean?

The word Lollapalooza is most commonly known to mean “an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.” The word can also be used to refer to a large lollipop. Farrell heard the word in a Three Stooges short film.

The extraordinary Lollapalooza 2012 Line-Up

Here is a list of the top 20 bands playing this year:

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

THE BLACK KEYS

BLACK SABBATH

JACK WHITE

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

AT THE DRIVE – IN

BASSNECTAR

AVICII

THE SHINS

JUSTICE

PASSION PIT

KASKADE

THE WEEKND

SIGUR ROS

BLOC PARTY

CALVIN HARRIS

MIIKE SNOW

THE AFGAN WHIGS

M83

FRANZ FERDINAND

DISCOUNT CONCERT TICKETS

Lolla 2012 festival begins on August 3rd! So don’t miss out on this awesome experience!

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