Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + The Machine to headline Lollapalooza

Line-up announced for three-day festival in Chicago

Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + The Machine will headline US festival Lollapalooza, it has been confirmed.

Other acts confirmed for the three day music festival, which takes place from July 31 – August 2 at Grant Park in Chicago, include Tame Impala, Alt-J, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Death From Above 1979, Hot Chip, TV On The Radio, Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs, Gary Clark Jr, FKA Twigs, Father John Misty, The Tallest Man on Earth and Flying Lotus.

Three-day passes for Lollapalooza are already sold out. One-day passes went on sale today (March 25) from the festival’s website.

It was at last year’s festival that Dev Hynes claimed he was assaulted by Lollapalooza security staff.

Hynes was performing under his Blood Orange guise at the festival in Grant Park, Chicago, where he claims both he and Samantha Urbani, his bandmate and girlfriend, were assaulted.

In a series of tweets, Hynes said he was thrown to the ground by three security guards following Blood Orange’s mid-afternoon set at Chicago’s Grant Park, after Urbani was “grabbed”. Lollapalooza responded with an official statement.

Lollapalooza will take place in Europe for the first time this this year at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin between September 12-13. It is being organised in conjunction with Festival Republic, the team behind the Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The Libertines, Sam Smith, Bastille, Franz Ferdinand and Chvrches have been announced as part of the line-up.