Lollapalooza 2012: Where to Watch LIVE Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath Performance

Lollapalooza, Chicago's massive annual three-day music festival, is sold out and underway. The wildly popular music festival is going on this weekend, beginning Friday, Aug. 3 and ending Sunday, Aug. 5. This year's headliners include veterans Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath, as well as relative-newcomers The Black Keys, and Jack White.

The festival, which first began in the early '90s as a touring festival, has been located in Grant Park, Chicago since 2005. This year, festival planners are expecting 270,000 attendees to show up over the course of the weekend, filling in the 115 acre area which includes eight stages.

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As is always the case, fans are as excited about the lesser known acts as they are about the big names. In addition to exciting and high-profile sets by Calvin Harris and Frank Ocean, there is already a lot of buzz about newcomers Tune Yards and Alabama Shakes. This year 140 bands will preform with sounds ranging from soul, to electronica, to rock. 

For festival goers, there is a whole lot to see aside from the musical acts. The food area Chow Town features grub from many of Chicago's most popular eateries. And the Sony Cube is a place to check out the latest tech gadgets. Check out the list of acts by day, and scope out the times here

Friday

The Black Keys

Black Sabbath

Bassnectar

The Shins

Passion Pit

The Afghan Whigs

M83

NERO

Metric

Wale

Die Antwoord

Dawes

The Head & The Heart

Dr. Dog

SBTRKT

Porter Robinson

Tame Impala

Band of Skulls

Madeon

Zedd

Blind Pilot

The Black Angels

Yellow Ostrich

Sharon Van Etten

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

The War on Drugs

Michael Kiwanuka

O Rappa

The Growlers

Anamanaguchi

First Aid Kit

Wax

The White Panda

Animal Kingdom

Dev

Kevin Devine

Dry the River

Helena

Haley Reinhart

Ambassadors

DJ Zebo

thenewno2

Andrew Christopoulos

Harrison Ivaz

John Yost

Young Bloods

Saturday

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Avicii

The Weeknd

Bloc Party

Calvin Harris

Franz Ferdinand

Frank Ocean

Delta Spirit

Santigold

The Temper Trap

B.o.B

tUnE-yArDs

Skream & Benga

Twin Shadow

The Tallest Man on Earth

FUN.

Alabama Shakes

JJ Grey & Mofro

Neon Indian

Paper Diamond

Washed Out

Aloe Blacc

Bear in Heaven

Chairlift

GIVERS

Doomtree

Star Slinger

Orchard Lounge

JEFF the Brotherhood

FIDLAR

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

Milo Greene

Los Jaivas

Kopecky Family Band

LP

Walk Off The Earth

SALVA

The Dunwells

Empires

Moon Taxi

Chancellor Warhol

Laura Warshauer 

Saturday

Jack White 

Justice

 Florence + The Machine

At The Drive-In

Kaskade 

Sigur Ros

Miike Snow

J. Cole

Childish Gambino 

Zeds Dead 

Big Gigantic

The Big Pink

Toro Y Moi

Little Dragon

Of Monsters And Men

Gary Clark Jr.

The Gaslight Anthem

Amadou & Mariam

The Walkmen

Doctor P

Dum Dum Girl

Trampled By Turtles

Polica

Bombay Bicycle Club

White Rabbits

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The Devil Makes Three

Oberhofer

Bowerbirds

Mona

Hey Rosetta!

The Jezabels

Nadastrom

DJ Nihal

Yuna

The Sheepdogs

Outasight

DJ Mel

Imaginary Cities

Overdoz

Red Oblivion

Kid Color

Point To Infinity 

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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