|Published:||Apr 11, 2012 12:26 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 11, 2012 12:36 PM EDT|
CHICAGO (AP) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and English indie darlings Florence and the Machine will headline this year's three-day Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Jane's Addiction lead singer and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell announced Wednesday.
"Every year it's kind of a nail biter putting a lineup together," Farrell said in an interview. "There were moments when I looked at it and I was beside myself. I didn't know what to do."
But with the final list also including acts such as Black Sabbath, Jack White and Sigur Ros, "that lineup is just going to be so exciting and it's so diverse. I think it works so well," Farrell said.
The festival in Chicago's sprawling Grant Park begins Aug. 3.
The schedule of more than 120 bands features Lollapalooza's signature mix of mainstream headliners and indie bands. The global factor is strong with acts from across Europe, Chile, Australia and Malaysia. It also reflects American music hubs like Austin, Nashville and Portland, spanning genres from rock to pop, hip hop and rap to electronic dance.