Anonymous industry sources have confirmed the names of three headliners at this summer’s Lollapalooza, according to Billboard. Eminem, Muse and the Foo Fighters allegedly will get the top billing at the three-day concert, Aug. 5-7 in Chicago’s Grant Park.
The Eminem news is refreshing for a festival that doesn’t always hit hip-hop very hard. It’s also no surprise given the Detroit rapper’s comeback energy — he’s buzzing from an acclaimed Super Bowl Chrysler ad, and he’s expected to make a lot of trips to the podium this Sunday night at the Grammys on the strength of his 10-times-nominated “Recovery” album. It would be Eminem’s first Lollapalooza booking.
The Foo Fighters will get back in the game this year with the release of a new album in April and numerous other festival appearances. Muse has headlined Coachella and Glastonbury last year and joins U2’s world tour this year.
C3 Productions would not confirm this report. An official announcement is expected in April.