Lady Gaga: Ready to rock Lollapalooza 2010

The lineup for Lollapalooza 2010 was just released on Tuesday, April 6th with many surprising and remarkable artists set to perform in one of America’s most popular music festivals. It isn’t exactly uncommon for Lollapalooza to select unexpected groups for their lineups, but this year may be one of the most startling yet.

No doubt the most shocking headliner selected for Lollapalooza this year was popular pop artist Lady Gaga. Even though there are often a few performers that fall under the category of hip-hop, more often than not they are rappers (Snoop Dogg last year, Kanye West in 2008, etc.) rather than female pop stars. Her live shows, however, are highly rated, so a good performance is expected.

In addition to Lady Gaga, the other headliners include popular grunge rock band Soundgarden, punk rock band Green Day, Canadian indie rock group Arcade Fire, alternative rock band the Strokes, and French alternative rock band Phoenix. Other than Lady Gaga, this year’s lineup has stuck to their tradition of choosing rock bands that are popular, but not too popular.

Other notable performers set to take the stage include Cypress Hill, Social Distortion, MGMT, Wolfmother, the Black Keys, Chromeo, B.o.B., AFI and Switchfoot. The festival runs from August 6-8 in Grant Park in downtown Chicago. Although the Early Bird and Advance 3-day passes have already sold out, regular passes are still available for $215 per pass. One-day tickets will start selling over the summer.

Even though there are plenty to go around, these tickets are selling fast so if you want to witness some incredible shows, make sure to buy your passes as soon as possible.