For those who won't be making it out to the desert of California this weekend, those behind Lollapalooza want you to start getting stoked about waiting four months to see almost the same bunch of performers in a slightly more humid setting. The lineup for this year's three-day festival, taking place August 3-5 in Chicago, has been announced, boasting a lot of old, newly reunited bands who will be making their presumed long-awaited comebacks—Black Sabbath, At the Drive-In and the Afghan Whigs—along with headliners The Black Keys and Red Hot Chili Peppers, who happened to release a new album last year in case you forgot. Don't cry, Anthony Kiedis!
There's enough overlap between the lineups of Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza that we could all do our bank accounts a favor and abstain from attending each one and still come out of the summer without a horrible case of FOMO. Touring is essential, and each festival's organizers have clearly identified those artists ready and willing to forgo typical amenities and hit the stage for rowdy fans who likely haven't showered in three days. Along with Lollapalooza, The Black Keys and RHCP will also play at Coachella and Bonnaroo, respectively, while a recovering Childish Gambino will soon hit up all three festivals, in further attempts to promote debut LP Camp and get you to take this hip-hop thing of his seriously. Rounding out the list of big-name acts to land in Chitown's Grant Park include Jack White, Florence + The Machine, Bassnectar, Avicii, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, Kaskade and The Weeknd—who will be making his American debut this
weekend Sunday—as well as Fun., J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Wale, Calvin Harris, Santigold, and beloved owners of one very special mutual guitar, Walk Off The Earth. And likely more. Basically there will be enough acts to hold your attention in the heat long enough to distract from the fact that you'll be getting an epic sunglass tan in under 45 minutes. Three-day ticket packages are currently on sale; check out the full list of performers on the festival's official site.