Paul McCartney, Sam Smith headline Lolla, single-day passes selling fast

  • Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney will make his first appearance at Lollapalooza this summer.

    Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney will make his first appearance at Lollapalooza this summer. Associated Press File Photo

  • Metallica returns to Lollapalooza as a headliner for the first time since 1996. Paul McCartney, Sam Smith and Florence + The Machine also earned top slots.

    Metallica returns to Lollapalooza as a headliner for the first time since 1996. Paul McCartney, Sam Smith and Florence + The Machine also earned top slots.

  • Sam Smith was named as one of the headliners for the 2015 Lollapalooza. Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + The Machine also earned top slots.

    Sam Smith was named as one of the headliners for the 2015 Lollapalooza. Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + The Machine also earned top slots.

 
Associated Press
Updated 3/25/2015 12:04 PM

Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will headline Lollapalooza this summer, it was announced Wednesday. But unless you've already bought passes, you're probably out of luck for those acts.

One-day passes went on sale at 10 a.m., and both Friday and Saturday sold out quickly. As of 11:30 a.m., $110 passes for Sunday were still available. That day's lineup includes Florence + The Machine and Wild Belle, a brother-sister duo from Barrington.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Three-day passes sold out Tuesday.

The festival runs July 31 to Aug. 2 in Grant Park. McCartney plays Friday, July 31, while Smith and Metallica perform Saturday, Aug. 1.

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

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

Also on the bill are The Weeknd, Alabama Shakes, TV on the Radio, Kaskade, Alesso and much more. Farrell says the lineup contains "fresh faces," including MisterWives, Ryn Weaver and Catfish and the Bottlemen.

While the regular three-day passes are gone, those willing to shell out $1,850 can get the three-day VIP pass, which includes food, drinks, shuttle service and more. A Platinum package is $3,600.

For tickets, go to lollapalooza.com/tickets.

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