Metallica Confirmed To Headline Lollapalooza For The First Time In 19 Years

The rumors have been confirmed: Metallica will headline Lollapalooza this year.

Lollapalooza announced its 2015 lineup this morning. The festival’s headliners show variety, with Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Florence + The Machine, and Metallica slated to perform.

Lollapalooza posted the official list of acts to their Twitter this morning.

Paul McCartney will headline about a month after headlining Firefly Festival in June. Sam Smith and Florence + The Machine are also booked as headliners, and to the delight of many fans, so is Metallica. The last time the band played at Lollapalooza was in 1996, according to USA Today, and after 19 years, they’re returning as one of the festival’s biggest acts.

Rumors of Metallica headlining the festival swirled in the hours leading up to the official announcement, and many are pleased to see that they’ve been confirmed. Check out some of Twitter’s reactions to Metallica headlining, and sound off about it in the comments section.

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