Leakapalooza: The 2012 Lolla Line-Up [Updated]


It’s speculation, conjecture, personal foul, double-dribble, and all other sorts of nefarious activity. But, a line-up of Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival has been leaked by an anonymous tipster with the Twitter handle @lollaleaks. Over the last couple of days, the account has sporadically issued the acts names while taunting Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell. Farrell has responded with hyper-defensive tweets verbally accosting @LollaLeaks and denying any finalization to the line up.



We decided to put together a little graphic displaying the acts leaked by @LollaLeaks. We have little to trust but the source itself; however, due to Lollapalooza’s radial clause—that prevents any bands from playing within 300 miles of the festival for 6 months before and 3 months after the festival—the headlining acts make sense. None of the headliners have scheduled shows in Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Detroit, or Ann Arbor during that 9-month waiting period.

Update (Feb 16): Thirteen new bands have been added to the list. Same speculation applies. Justice, Chromeo, Yacht, The Big Pink, They Might Be Giants, Wild Flag, Girls, Shabazz Palaces, HEALTH, tUnE-yArDs, Das Racist, Major Lazer, and my personal favorite Ben Folds Five.

Leakapalooza: The Lolla Line-up

Update: The Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing on May 28 in Chicago but do have gap in their tour schedule from August 1 to 12, further evidence this is speculative. But it doesn’t mean the source is incorrect.


Attribution

@LollaLeaks
The Sights and Sounds


  • http://www.theairspace.net/authors/eric Eric Harsh

    I am displeased. Sleigh Bells, OFWGKTA, and At The Drive In are the only ones I would be really excited about.

    • Tony Russo

      @Eric Harsh I think you’d like the Antler’s Hospice.

  • Micky Stahlberg

    i have extremely high hopes for black star getting on the festival. they started releasing new material again after 12 years, and the only other performance that they have set is bonnaroo (the rest have been tv appearances). also, they were originally only going to release singles, but bey and kweli are saying opposite things about pushing an album so i’m not sure how they will promote it. nevertheless lolla would be a perfect atmosphere.

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