Lollapalooza 2015: Here's who's playing this year

'Young talented artists will be performing alongside legends,' festival founder Perry Farrell said of this year's lineup. The music festival takes place in Chicago.

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Lollapalooza attendees return to the stages after rain showers at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago's Grant Park in 2014.

Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said Florence + the Machine, Bassnectar and The Weeknd are also on the lineup.

Farrell says "young talented artists will be performing alongside legends."

McCartney will be making his first appearance at Lollapalooza, while Metallica is taking a stage for the first time since 1996.

Others performing include Kaskade, Alesso, NERO, Dillon Francis, Carnage, Nicky Romero, and DJ Snake.

Farrell says the lineup contains "fresh faces," including MisterWives, Ryn Weaver, Catfish, and Bottlemen.

The festival, taking place July 31 to Aug. 2, marks its 11-year anniversary in Chicago's Grant Park.

Festival officials say three-day general admission tickets sold out within an hour. Single-day general admission tickets remain.

Last year, the Cure made their first Lollapalooza appearance in the festival's more than 20-year history, joining fellow headliners Mumford and SonsThe Killers and Nine Inch Nails.

"It is so exciting to have The Cure at Lollapaloooza for the first time because I love The Cure and we've never had them," Farrell, also the lead singer of Jane's Addiction, said at the time. "It's always frustrated me and made me feel incomplete and now I can feel complete and die."

Other acts among the lineup of some 130 bands included Phoenix, Thievery CorporationTegan and SaraCat Power, New Order, and Lana Del ReyVampire Weekend and The Lumineers also performed.

Mumford and Sons rose to a headlining spot last year.

"We don't look to stylize our lineup so much as we just stay away from pop garbage," Farrell said of the 2014 lineup. In the past Farrell has said he sees himself as a music curator when arranging each festival lineup.

"Sometimes it's not what I'm going to do. It's what I'm not going to do that sets your trend," he said.

In recent years, other headliners have included Lady GagaGreen DayEminem, and Coldplay.

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