Kings of Leon will be among the headliners of both this year's Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits festivals, Billboard sources have confirmed. Depeche Mode, the Beastie Boys, and Jane's Addiction are also playing Lollapalooza, which takes place in Chicago's Grant Park Aug 7-9, the Chicago Tribune reports and Billboard's sources confirm. Both events are produced by Austin, Texas-based C3 Productions.
The full Lollapalooza lineup announcement is expected in April.
Among the known top headliners for this year's Lollapalooza, Kings of Leon are the only band that wasn't around when the event debuted in 1991 as a traveling, multi-city festival. As previously reported, the band sold out New York's Madison Square Garden in January, and has a run of U.S. arena dates scheduled for April and May.
Jane's Addiction, the classic alternative band fronted by Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell, has reunited with its original lineup and will play the event for the first time since its inception. As previously reported, the group is set to embark on a co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails, a band that also played on the first Lollapalooza tour and headlined the Chicago fest in 2008. (Nine Inch Nails is playing a separate solo Chicago show this year).
The Beastie Boys, who were on the Lollapalooza tour in 1994, are preparing for the release of their follow-up to 2007's "The Mix Up" instrumental album. They are among the headliners of the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee in June.
As previously reported, Depeche Mode is prepping the April 21 release of "Sound of the Universe" and head out on a North American tour on July 24. The Lollapalooza show will be its only Midwest appearance.
Kings of Leon and Jane's Addiction will meet earlier in the season when both bands headline the Sasquatch festival at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash on May 23-25.