OK so I'll admit, when I first saw Lollapalooza's lineup announcement late last night, I wasn't initially thrilled with the headliners...but now I've totally warmed up to the entire lineup! Muse is INCREDIBLE live. I saw them at Coachella 2010 & they're also headlining Outside Lands in SF the week after Lolla. I'll see them in both Chicago & SF though & I know they'll be great. I've never seen Foo Fighters before but I'll be seeing them for my first time at Sasquatch at The Gorge in Washington next month. I'm convinced they'll kick ass at both Sasquatch & Lolla so I'll be seeing both sets for sure.
As for Coldplay & Eminem...I've never seen either live &, although I wasn't expecting them to be announced as headliners, I've decided I'm actually kinda excited to see both of them too. Coldplay has some quality material (God Put A Smile Upon Your Face is one my all-time faves) & I've heard they put on a really good live show. And Eminem is just classic, man. I haven't actually heard his new album yet but I've been told it's surprisingly decent. I'm praying he'll play My Name Is...haha!
Aside from the headliners, there are SO many acts I am SOOO stoked to see! Some of my top favorite artists are going to be there including My Morning Jacket, Atmosphere, Lykke Li, Ween, The Kills, Phantogram, Local Natives, Deadmau5, Ratatat, Fitz & The Tantrums, Sleigh Bells, Kid Cudi, Pretty Lights, Black Lips, Damian Marley & Nas, Delta Spirit, Girl Talk, Titus Andronicus, Foster the People, Explosions in the Sky, etc. I'm especially pumped to see A Perfect Circle & Deftones for my first time. And I've heard positive things about Manchester Orchestra, Two Door Cinema Club, Cage the Elephant, Portugal, The Man, Beats Antique, The Drums, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart & Mayer Hawthorne so hopefully I'll get to check all of them out as well!
Good thing I already bought my 3-day pass & booked my flights months ago! :-)