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Lollapalooza Announces Full 2009 Lineup

After relaying the news of expected Lollapalooza headliners, I am glad to say that the festival announced its official lineup this morning, to much aplomb. The lineup is bolstered by big-name acts Depeche Mode, Tool, the Killers, Jane's Addition, Beastie Boys, and Kings of Leon. Lollapalooza 2009 will take place Aug. 7-9 at Chicago's Grant Park and will feature more than 100 artists. Check out the full lineup and my take on it after the jump.

Full Lollapalooza 2009 Lineup:

Depeche Mode
The Killers
Jane's Addiction
Beastie Boys
Kings of Leon
Lou Reed
Ben Harper and Relentless 7
Thievery Corporation
Snoop Dogg
Rise Against
Andrew Bird
TV on the Radio
Vampire Weekend
The Decemberists
Neko Case
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
Animal Collective
Band of Horses
of Montreal
Arctic Monkeys
Coheed and Cambria
Ben Folds
Fleet Foxes
Silversun Pickups
Kaiser Chiefs
Crystal Castles
Bon Iver
Dan Auberbach
Cold War Kids
Lykke Li
Robert Earl Keen
Peter Bjorn and John
Heartless Bastards
Federico Aubele
Dan Deacon
Passion Pit
The Raveonettes
The Gaslight Anthem
The Airborne Toxic Event
White Lies
Ra Ra Riot
No Age
Asher Roth
Los Campesinos!
Bat For Lashes
Gang Gang Dance
The Virgins
Amazing Baby
Portugal. The Man
The Knux
Ida Maria
Delta Spirit
Friendly Fires
Manchester Orchestra
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
Mike Snow
Alberta Cross
Hey Champ
Sam Roberts Band
The Henry Clay People
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
Cage the Elephant
Living Things
The Low Anthem
Blind Pilot
Langhorne Slim
Other Lives
The Builders and The Butchers
Eric Church
Joe Pug
Kevin Devine
The Green Cards
Featured performers at Perry's include:

Simian Mobile Disco
Boys Noise
KiD CuDi
Hercules and Love Affair (DJ Set)
The Bloody Beetroots (DJ Set)
LA Riots
The Glitch Mob
Hollywood Holt
Rye Rye
He Say, She Say
Car Stereo (Wars)
Dark Wave Disco
Yello Fever
Animal Collective (DJ Set)

There are many artists who played Coachella that will also be playing Lollapalooza -- The Killers, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio, Fleet Foxes, Silversun Pickups, Friendly Fires, The Knux, Ida Maria -- but these bands are all hot right now, so it's smart to book them. What excites me and makes me consider actually going to Lollapalooza is the addition of Perry's stage -- a stage dedicated to DJs and electronic music. It's an obvious rip-off of Coachella's Sahara Tent (also known as the "Dance Tent"), but it is a welcome addition.

Tickets are a reasonable $205, and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell is optimistic about ticket sales so far, telling Reuters, "At Lollapalooza, we're selling more tickets than ever. People need an even bigger excuse to escape more than ever and there is no better escape than going to a festival and just tripping and taking in music." "Tripping" is usually the number one reason for attending an outdoor music festival. Well put, Perry Farrell. At least his festival this year features an incredibly solid and diverse lineup. Trip on, youngsters!

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Head to Lollapalooza's official site for a more colorful take on the lineup and for ticket information.

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