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The official lineup for Lollapalooza 2014 has been announced.  Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys lead a list of more than 130 bands and DJs that will hit the stages August 1-3, 2014 for the 10th year at Grant Park in Chicago.  The large and medium font bands are heavy on repeat Lolla acts which will draw some criticism but the vets are bands that you should not complain about seeing again. Past breakout artists Foster the People, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Grouplove, Manchester Orchestra, and Fitz and the Tantrum will likely graduate to larger stages.  But if you really want to experience this great festival be prepared to get there early each day as the real strength of the lineup comes further down the list.  Grab your magnifying glass and look at the 6 point font for the great list of up and comers, many of which have been included in recent TheSystemOfSound.com Mixtapes.  Highlights include Bear Hands, Parquet Courts, The So So Glos, Bleachers, Nonono, Kongos, Jagwar Ma, Kodaline, RAC, Royal Blood, and Warpaint.   No real surprise bands or reunions this year but I am excited to see a rare U.S. appearance by British indie rockers, The Kooks.  If you want to take molly, wear a pink tutu and flail around “dancing” like a maniac then you will not be disappointed by the EDM lineup on Perry’s Stage which includes superstar button pressers Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Krewella, and Sebastian Ingrosso.  Good luck finding tickets if you haven’t already purchased them as the 3 day passes sold out before the lineup was even announced.  3 day VIP passes are still available and limited 1 day passes go on sale today.  See you in Chicago!

Lollapaloza 2014

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The lineup is finally here!!  Vegas Seven Magazine just revealed the lineup for the Life is Beautiful Festival to be held October 26-27, 2013 in Downtown Las Vegas.  Headliners will be Kings of Leon along with local superstars The Killers.  Great job of supporting the local music scene by also including Imagine Dragons, up and comers Same Sex Mary, Rusty Maples, The Dirty Hooks, Kid Meets Cougar, and many more.  My personal highlight….Living Colour who I had been anxiously awaiting announcement of after a cryptic, teasing post on the Life Is Beautiful Facebook page mentioned the lyrics “Memories Can’t Wait”.  Yes I’m old.  I first saw Living Colour in 1990 at the Tower Theater in Philly.  Read a review here

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Full Lineup

Kings of Leon
The Killers
Beck
Imagine Dragons
Pretty Lights
Empire of the Sun
Passion Pit
Jurassic 5
Childish Gambino
STS9
Purity Ring
Big Gigantic
Portugal. The Man
Danny Brown
Dawes
Earl Sweatshirt
Andrew McMahon
The Joy Formidable
Charli XCX
Living Colour
Allen Stone
Capital Cities
Haim
Youngblood Hawke
Twenty One Pilots
ZZ Ward
Poolside
Family of the Year
Robert Delong
Five Knives
Cayucas
Cosmic Suckerpunch
Knocked Up Kids
Moondog Matinee
Shalvoy Music
Most Thieves
Rusty Maples
Kid Meets Cougar
Same Sex Mary
Beau and the Outfit
DJ 88
The Dirty Hooks
American Cream
Sabriel
Crazy Chief
DJ Supra
A Crowd of Small Adventures
HaleAmano
Jordan Kate Mitchell
DJ Zo
Albi Loves Chicken Tenders