The Coachella Music Festival was held last weekend (April 17-19), which implies that festival season is off and operating, and in that spirit the lineup for Lollapalooza was revealed this week. The 2009 edition of Lollapalooza, to be held at Chicago’s Grant Park Aug. 7-9, will function Depeche Mode, the Killers, Tool, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon and Jane’s Addiction as headliners. Lollapalooza will also boast performances by Lou Reed, Snoop Dog, Thievery Corporation, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Rise Against, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, Band of Horses, Of Montreal, Neko Case, STS9, the Decemberists, Vampire Weekend, Tv on the Radio, Silversun Pickups, Bon Iver, Crystal Castles, Santigold, Kaiser Chiefs, Ben Folds, Coheed and Cambria, Fleet Foxes and more.
Created by Austin-based C3 Presents, Lollapalooza sold out all 3 days final year for the initial time considering that the festival was reborn as a weekend-extended stand-alone event in the Windy City. C3 Presents is in the middle of a ten-year agreement with the Chicago Park District to generate the occasion in the city’s downtown park space. Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza founder and figurehead (who will headline this year’s festival with Jane’s Addiction for the first time considering that Lollapalooza debuted as a traveling show in 1991,) recently revealed that attendance for the 2009 edition of Lollapalooza is searching powerful in spite of the existing state of the economy. “At Lollapalooza, we’re promoting a lot more tickets than ever. Individuals need an even bigger excuse to escape a lot more than ever and there is no better escape than going to a festival and just tripping and taking in music,” mentioned Farrell to Reuters in a current interview.
This year Lollapalooza will supply much more dance and electronic acts than usual on a nightclub-style stage referred to as “Perry’s.” The featured performers at the new stage will contain Bassnectar, MSTRKRFT, KiD CuDi, Crookers, Animal Collective (DJ Set), A-Trak, Simian Mobile Disco, DeadMau5, Boys Noise, Hercules and Adore Affair (DJ set), The Bloody Beetroots (DJ set), LA Riots, Kaskade, Rye Rye, HE Say, She Say, Auto Stereo, Dark Wave Disco, Moneypenny, Yellow Fever, The Glitch Mob and Hollywood Holt.
Animal Collective began fusing noise rock, ambient drone, folk and psychedelia in New York in 2000 when Avey Tare (aka David Porer) and Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox) issued Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished on their personal animal imprint. Geologist (aka Brian Weitz) and Deaken (aka Conrad Deaken) joined the lineup and the newly minted quartet released Danse Manatee through catsup Plate in 2001 followed by a reside effort and a string of characteristically off-the-wall releases, a single of which, Here Comes the Indian (Paw Tracks), received essential acclaim upon its 2003 release.
Since then, Animal Collective has landed on the Billboard charts a handful of times, such as with 2007’s Strawberry Jam, which climbed Billboard’s Leading Independent Albums chart to quantity five. The experimental outfit recently released their sixth correct studio LP Merriweather Post Pavilion in January 2009 and the album peaked at number two on Billboard’s Leading Independent Albums chart and also moved up to quantity 13 on the Billboard 200 chart. Get your Animal Collective tickets on-line these days!