Lollapalooza Brings J. Cole, Wale, Frank Ocean and More Onboard for 2012 Festival


(AllHipHop News) The official lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza Festival has been revealed through an official announcement video (see below), and includes headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, and the reunited members of Black Sabbath being joined by the Hip-Hop likes of  J. Cole, Wale, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino, and more.

The 2012 Lollapalooza Festival will take place at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, from Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, The Weeknd, Santigold, Childish Gambino, and Aloe Blacc will represent on behalf of Hip-Hop, while acts like Justice, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, Bloc Party, Bassnectar, Fun, and over 100 others will perform for an audience of over 200,000 people in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park.

In years past, artists such as Kanye West, Eminem, Radiohead, Deadmau5, Damian Marley & Nas, Chiddy Bang, and Cypress Hill have all headlined the festival or performed on one of its many stages.

Following last year’s festival, Lollapalooza has expanded globally to the countries of Chile and Brazil in 2011 and will likely do the same in 2012. Festival organizers are also searching for the next prime location for a festival of Lollapalooza’s magnitude.

Three-day passes can currently be purchased for $230, and VIP passes and travel packages are also available. For a full lineup and more information, visit