Lollapalooza schedule announced

Lollapalooza rolled out its schedule today. We already knew who was playing. Now we know when they’re playing.

For 90 bucks a day, I’d like to see a robust lineup that I can get excited about from noon till close. Personally, I only see one day that lives up to my expectations for a full-day, engaging lineup: Friday.

As for the top-billing acts, Coldplay, Muse and Girl Talk all headline Friday night. Saturday night’s headliners: Eminem, My Morning Jacket and Beirut (on the small Grove stage). Sunday features a two-hour set by Foo Fighters.

As usual, a number of good indie groups and some intriguing revival shows are spread across the three days. I don’t see a perfect schedule but I’ll take what I can get.

Last year, I saw Devo and that was really cool. I wouldn’t mind seeing these old-timers (who play Sunday):

I also would love to see the return (on Saturday) of Death from Above 1979:

Go to the jump to see my picks for the Friday lineup.

My picks for a noon to close lineup for Friday (in order): Wye Oak, Tennis, Delta Spirit, Smith Westerns, The Kills, The Mountain Goats, Crystal Castles and Girl Talk.


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