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Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, J. Cole and More Confirmed for Lollapalooza

April 11, 2012 (6:13 am) GMT
The Chicago-based music festival is also going to be made merry by such performers as Florence and the Machine, Jack White, The Black Keys, Avicii and many more.
Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, J. Cole and More Confirmed for Lollapalooza

Lineup for the upcoming Lollapalooza music festival has been officially announced. Newly-reunited , this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Famer , and Roc Nation rising star have been confirmed to cater the crowd gathering at Chicago's Grant Park later this summer, on August 3 - 5.

, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward were initially tapped for Coachella this coming weekend, but they pulled out of the gig after Tony was diagnosed with lymphoma. Once Tony completed his treatment, the band's manager reached out to Lollapalooza organizers to accept their offer, much to Perry Farrell's delight.

"Every festival in the world wanted Black Sabbath to perform, but at the time of the announcement they had to back off and cancel all their shows," he told Rolling Stone. "It broke my heart, but I just kind of kept a little fire building, a little kindling going to see if possibly we could get Black Sabbath. I didn't have much faith."

The founder of Lollapalooza, who's also 's frontman, continued sharing his thoughts about the legendary rock band, and revealed that securing them as one of the headliners was like dream come true. "They mean so much to me, and they mean so much to music in general, that I kind of feel like I'm dreaming to know that Black Sabbath is actually gonna perform at Lollapalooza," he gushed.

The other musical guests at the gig included , , , At The Drive-In, , and who are also lined up for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Joining them in the performer bill are the likes of , , , , , and .

Commenting on the diversity of the lineup, Perry said, "What you have is three to four generations - maybe five generations of people, counting Kidsapalooza - that are all going to a place in peace, to experience music and learn to like and understand and love each other. And this is one place where I can say the generation gap doesn't exist."

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