Arctic Monkeys to headline Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival

  • 26 March 2014
  • From the section Music
Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys have been announced as one of the headliners for this year's Lollapalooza festival.

Eminem, Outkast and Kings Of Leon are among the other acts on the bill for the event in Chicago.

Artists including Calvin Harris, Foster The People and Chase & Status are among another 100 names on this year's line-up.

Lollapalooza, which was first held in 1991, will take place between 1-3 August.

Eminem

Three-day tickets for the festival, which will also see the likes of Lorde, Childish Gambino and Chvrches performing, sold out within an hour of going on sale.

Later this month Lollapalooza will also take place in Chile with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire and Soundgarden headlining.

The festival was also held in Brazil in 2012 and 2013.

Calvin Harris, Outkast and Lorde (left-right)
Calvin Harris, Outkast and Lorde (L-R) are also on the bill

In addition, the line-up for August's American edition includes Nas, Interpol and Chance The Rapper.

British acts like Kodaline, London Grammar, the 1975, Bombay Bicycle Club and Duke Dumont, who recently earned his second number one with I Got U, are also on the bill. 

Jhene Aiko and Royal Blood, who both featured at Radio 1's Future Festival in January, will appear at the festival as well.

Arctic Monkeys, who won two Brits awards this year including best album for AM, have recently been announced as headliners for Reading and Leeds festivals as well as T in the Park.

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