Lollapalooza 2009 lineup announced

As expected, Depeche Mode, Tool, the Killers, Jane’s Addiction, Beastie Boys, and Kings of Leon will headline the 2009 Lollapalooza Festival, the event's promoters announced today. Lou Reed, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, Snoop Dogg, and Rise Against are among the more than 100 performers now confirmed for the event, to be held Aug. 7-9 at Chicago's Grant Park.

Andrew Bird, TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, the Decemberists, Neko Case, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine), Animal Collective, Band of Horses, Of Montreal, Arctic Monkeys, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds, Fleet Foxes, Silversun Pickups, Kaiser Chiefs, Bon Iver, Crystal Castles, Santigold, and many more bands and artists are also on on the bill.

The 2009 edition of Lollapalooza promises an expanded offering of dance and electronic music on a nightclub-style stage called "Perry's."  Bassnectar, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, KiD CuDi and A-Trak are among the DJs booked to spin.

Lollapalooza, produced by Austin-based C3 Presents, last year sold out all three days for the first time since the festival was reborn as a weekend-long stand-alone event in Chicago. C3 Presents is in the middle of a 10-year agreement with Chicago Park District to produce the event in the city's prime downtown park space.

"Early bird" discount tickets went on sale at the end of March, with a limited number of passes still available for $195. Regular priced passes are $205, and a variety of V.I.P. options are also available at lollapalooza.com.  The prices, which include service fees, remain the same as last year.

According to Lollapalooza founder and figurehead Perry Farrell, who will headline the festival with Jane's Addiction for the first time since the event debuted as a traveling road show in 1991, attendance is already looking solid in 2009 despite the challenging economic climate.

"At Lollapalooza, we're selling more tickets than ever," Farrell told Reuters. "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."

The 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
Miike 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)

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