Black Sabbath to appear at Lollapalooza 2012

It has been announced that Black Sabbath will appear at the 2012 Lollapalooza Festival.

This year’s event takes place at Grant Park, Chicago between August 3rd-5th. It is not yet known whether original drummer Bill Ward will play at this show.

Also confirmed to appear at the three day event are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine, The Black Keys, the recently reformed At The Drive-In, The Temper Trap, The Afghan Whigs and Franz Ferdinand.

Jack White also has a spot high on the bill, performing a solo set in support of his solo debut ‘Blunderbuss’.

Black Sabbath are currently in the studio (again, without Ward) recording new material. It will be the first new material recorded by original members Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi since the aborted sessions from 2001.