March 23, 2016


Lollapalooza 2016: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem & More To Headline

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Looks like this year's Lolla is all about bringing back legacy acts.

RadioheadLCD Soundsystem and Red Hot Chili Peppers will all headline Lollapalooza, the festival announced on Wednesday (March 23). The 25th anniversary show in Grant Park, Chicago, will also feature headliners J. ColeLana Del ReyFutureEllie GouldingMajor Lazer and Disclosure. Read the full lineup below.

Radiohead and LCD are currently immersing themselves in comeback shows, and the addition of RHCP is also interesting, since they were just spotted in the studio with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Perhaps both bands will be playing new material come July 28 to 31.

The festival, which added a fourth day for its 25th birthday, also welcomes the return of Jane's Addiction, fronted by Lollapalooza creator and founder Perry Farrell. And, as their statement points out, RHCP is also no stranger to the festival. The band headlined in 1992.

And now, some words from Farrell:

"I've immersed myself in this experience for 25 years now, but it's in a constant state of evolution, living and breathing. As long as we always try to find the eye of the hurricane, the epicenter of the music that is truly connecting right now, I think we can go for another 25 years!"

And if 25-year-old bands are "truly connecting right now," then Lolla has hit it right on the nose! Nostalgia has reached its peak.

In the festival's statement, they also created a separate section for the "heavy-hitting female artists," which features HAIM, Grimes, Alessia Cara, Lindsey Stirling, Kehlani, Melanie Martinez, and "a highly anticipated return from Halsey following last year's breakthrough performance."

The festival runs from July 28 to 31. Tickets are available at 10 a.m. CT here.