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Mumford and Sons to Headline Lollapalooza 2013

March 20, 2013 (6:45 am) GMT
The British folk rock band joins Phoenix, Vampire Weekend and The Killers as headliners of the upcoming summer festival.

It's still a month before organizers C3 Presents are set to announce the official line-up for this year's Lollapalooza, but they can't seem to wait any longer when they revealed that Grammy Award-winning act would perform in the summer music festival in Chicago. They will no less lead the three-day event with three other rock bands from August 2 to 4 at the Grant Park.

The Marcus Mumford-fronted band will headline the gig along with French alternative rock band , indie rock group and rock quartet . Indie rock band and electronic music group Postal Service will also be playing.

All the headliners are currently at the top of their game, with Mumford & Sons having had the best start this year with their Album of the Year win at last February's Grammys. Phoenix is set to release a new album "" next month while Vampire Weekend will release their third studio effort "" in May.

Lollapalooza is expected to showcase more than a hundred artists who will be playing on eight different stages throughout the three-day festival period. This gig could be the last in Postal Service's current tour, a reunion between vocalist Ben Gibbard and producer Jimmy Tamborello on the occasion of the 10th year anniversary of their debut album, "Give Up".

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