Is This the Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup?

The first rumors of the headliners for the summer music fest hit Twitter.

We won’t find out who is headlining Lollapalooza 2013 for a few more months, but the first rumors hit the Internet this weekend—on Twitter, of course. Local music blog The Sights and Sounds captured the action, including a screenshot of an alleged lineup. You can view the screenshot here, but let’s just highlight the basics: The Cure, Jay-Z, and Mumford & Sons headline, followed by Blur, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips, Vampire Weekend, How to Destroy Angels, and more.

We’ve reached out to Lollapalooza and are waiting to hear back. For what it’s worth, none of the bands seem to be committed to any other concerts for the first weekend in August. (If you’re wondering about the cut-off names, we think that they are Foxygen, Strfkr, Steve Aoki, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and !!!)

There was a lot of buzz in our office with the news. Here are just a few of the immediate reactions:

“Stuff Middle-Age White People Like: Jay-Z’s Black Album; the Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry”; Blur’s Woohoo Song; and talking about their kids talking about Skrillex.”
—Cassie Walker, executive editor

“The Cure?! That alone will be worth the ticket price.”
—Selena Fragassi, contributing music critic

—Elly Fishman, assistant editor

“Lolla, you are killing my vibe with Mumford & Sons, but throw me some Kendrick any day.”
—Trupti Rami, editorial intern

 “Blur is a surprise! Didn’t think the Gorillaz frontman (Damon Albarn) would revive his old group for a festival headliner.”
Scott Standley, contributing music critic

When did Lolla become a folk/roots fest?”
Kevin McKeough, contributing music critic


Photograph: tammylo (CC by 2.0)



1 year ago
Posted by windycityedm

the lineup is fan made. last year's was made by bryn rich aka @brynrich aka brynrich on the lolla forums. He made the lineup last year and this year's was made by another very active user in the lolla forums..more than likely either a user called garpo or johnd(the lineup matches his top artist list for lolla exactly)..there are speculation about it being a couple of chicago radio personalities as well(but we rnt sure)

the lineups are made by compiling data for tours and other concerts. the source code for the lolla lineup page is downloaded from last year's page and the band names and replaced with the speculated ones. Very easy to do.

i personally spoke with bryn regarding the newest lineups and he siad it isnt him, but then sarcastically said or is it. Last year he did "to fuck with the media". this year is probably mroe fo the same.

for more info check out where the twitter convos and other uodates are loacted including lineup leaks...newest leak is Wu Tang clan and a certain mau5 ;) check out the link for all the info

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