Lollapalooza 2012

Aug 03 - Aug 05 2012

Chicago, Illinois (Grant Park)

$95 (1-Day); SOLD OUT (3-Day)

Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and its revival in 2003, the festival toured North America. In 2004, the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, however poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled. In 2005, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Austin, Texas-based company Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and retooled it into its current format as a weekend destination festival.

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August 9, 2011 at 3:24 am

I do it every year and I never get my wish, but I’ll try again..Chemical Brothers.

August 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I learned after this year, it doesn’t matter how excited you are for the lineup, if you go with good friends, you are going to have an amazing time.   I had the best experience this year and was less than thrilled with the lineup.   I discovered new bands that I now love, and have a weekend full of unforgettable memories.

August 10, 2011 at 5:46 am

Chili Peppers makes perfect sense, tourng in the fall, new album, headlined before. Radiohead also may tour next year so that’s a possibility. I wonder if there will be a dance headliner pretty much every year now? I’m gonna bet on Wilco headlining again, maybe against a dance act.

August 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm

My dream lineup for next year’s Lolla would be RHCP, Blink 182, RATM, Everclear, Volbeat, Pixies, Jay-Z, Dropkick Murphy’s, and more……….

September 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Headliners: Pixes, Shins, Kooks, Raconteurs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Death Cab

October 10, 2011 at 5:59 am

Friday: Black Keys vs No Doubt (Justice)
Sat: Beastie Boys vs Janes Addiction (Kraftwerk)
Sun:RHCP vs Franz Ferdinand (Lupe Fiasco)

October 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

@joe zich those all seem pretty logical, you really know your stuff.

November 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Just a guess..
Jay-Z & Kanye West -Queen- Bjork
Janes Addiction- Justice- Mumford and Sons

November 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm

As far as headliners go, considering its success last year, Lollapalooza is should be sticking to a formula that goes something like this: Rap or pop act, Electronic act, Two big name rock band, A rock band that appeals to the “indie” demographic, and a legacy act from the 90′s or late 80′s.
My best guess for next year would have to be
Some combination of Jay Z and Kanye West for the rap spot
Justice would have made sense as the electronic spot had their second album made more of an impact. But who knows? Lolla’s headliner choices often surprise me.
Two ‘Big Name” rock acts- Too early to tell at this point. Wilco is a logical guess, as are many of the other names presented below
“Indie” demographic: Definitely the Black Keys. if the Black Keys do not headline lollapalooza, I will be shocked.
Legacy: Red Hot Chilli Peppers. 

December 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm

A little earlier than last year but here you guys go…

Black Keys
Mars Volta

That is all I have for now.

December 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

It’s December, so we have no way of knowing this lineup. It’s still fun to guess though.

That being said: Black Keys as a subheadliner. Justice at Perry’s. Radiohead on the main stage.

December 7, 2011 at 3:53 am

there is no way in hell that last years perry’s lineup will be topped in 2012. just saying. but it would be nice to see justice, chemical brothers, black keys, slightly stoopid, daft punk, kanyee, beck, the smiths….but eh no way in telling

March 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm

It could easily be topped. The world of EDM moves fast and theres plenty of artists who have gotten huge since last august that would kill it at Perrys. I expect Avicii and Knife Party to be there to name a few.

Kayla E Miller
December 30, 2011 at 6:54 am

Red hot chili peppers have no tour dates in august

January 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I’m rooting for Tokyo Police Club

January 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

probably nothing, but when one searches “radiohead chicago 2012″ in google is the first result…

January 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

What about a Kanye & Jay-Z headlining show and a DJ set from Kanye at Perry’s?

January 11, 2012 at 11:10 am


Rudy Magaña
January 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm


Markanthonytwain jr.
January 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

red hot chili peppers recent rescheduled tour dates gives them a gap that perfectly fits lollapalooza, Radiohead is open in august, justice is open in august just sayin

January 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

Uh, remember that TVOTR were slated to play shows in Chicago last May before they played Pitchfork, so it may be entirely possible that they are there too. 

January 16, 2012 at 11:59 am

How does that schedule makei t logical that M83 are going to be at Lolla?  If you are going to say that makes them a logical participant, aren’t RHCP “logical” as well?  Same goes with Jane’s Addiction.  If you are going to use the questionable logic of released tour dates, then you need to do it across the board for all likely artists.

T’quizzle L’Menthol
January 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Radiohead = most overrated band of this generation. 

T Quizzle Is a Dumb Fuck
January 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

you= guy making the most stupid comment of this generation :) Radiohead are the BEST band at providing sophisticated alt rock, changing their style with each album and consistently putting out good music. People unable to properly realize their greatness or RESPECT them as a band, are people unworthy of the musical wealth theyve provided. Now please get the fuck out of our sight, “Quizzle”, you esoteric named fuck. 

January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Your favorite band = most overrated band of this generation (to somebody)

January 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Sleigh Bells open for Red Hot Chili Peppers for their tour but then they aren’t opening for them during their Chicago date. I think at the very least it makes them suspicious. 

January 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

They just changed their “Chicago” date to Rosemont, IL maybe trying not to break the exclusivity clause in their Lollapalooza contract

G Zo
January 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

Radiohead… ::YAWN:: way overrated. About as fun to listen to as Yanni.

michael rozycki
January 25, 2012 at 3:06 am

florence and the machine? shes playing milwaukee but not chicago

January 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Radiohead seems probable, also bruce springsteen has no chicago date, not really a typical band but i wouldn tbe suprised

January 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Leaving Chicago open doesn’t mean a damn thing for Pitchfork-approved bands.  Florence or M83 could play either fest.  M83 could do North Coast too.

January 26, 2012 at 9:41 am

@5b1867e4b4218f5bce8d81022776e7b3:disqus , I’m with you on that. I’d say P4k is most likely for M83 given all the coverage they’ve received from them. My guess is they get the slot Cut Copy had last year.

January 26, 2012 at 10:54 am

I dont entirely disagree…m83 is more likely for pitchfork, BUT Lolla is aug 3-5th.  so whichever day they/he plays, there will be more than one day to get to nyc for the show on the 8th.

January 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

This must be your first year following Lollapalooza lineup speculation.

Many Lollapalooza artists in the past have played that NYC Soundstage show that M83 is playing this year. If anything that show makes him/them more likely for Lollapalooza. 

January 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm

RHCP seems like a safe bet.  Wondering if No Doubt will get an album and tour out in time to play Lolla.  I’d bet The Shins play Lolla too.  My question is who’ll get that 6th headlining slot: Shins, Florence, M83, Justice?

January 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I guess there are 9 headliners now given how big Perry’s stage is. There’s a pattern of making a band a headliner that normally might not have been one (K.O.L. and Phoenix in years past) and I’m speculating who that might be.  Wonder if Chem. Bros. or Bassnectar headline Perry’s this year too… (I’m admittedly not as up on who’s set to tour at any given time in the DJ world.)

January 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, M83, Florence and the Machine, Neon Indian, Metronomy, Feist, Lana Del Rey, Justice, Sleigh Bells

February 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

No chicago date for the shins… suspect…. They could headline pitchfork easily, but I feel like they could either sub headline or possibly even be the “phoenix” headliner 

Jeremy Pevnick
February 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I would bet money on Sleigh Bells considering they pulled out of last year’s specifically to make this new album and said “we’ll be back”. 

Also I think Garbage is a possibility since they have a new record coming out and have said They’re doing “a bunch of summer festivals”. Lollapalooza makes more sense for them that anywhere else.

February 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I talked with Israel of Blind Pilot after the show on Saturday in Urbana and he CONFIRMED Lollapalooza. 

February 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I don’t think the chilli peppers will play because Lollapalooza has a rule where you can’t play 6 months before Lollapalooza and they are playing in Chicago in may so…

February 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

So no M83 I guess…playing Chicago in May

February 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm

 there tour dates are blacked out for the lolla weekend. There booked months before and after this Missing date. I am pretty sure there headlining

February 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

So far confirmed are: Beyonce, Guided By Voices, AWOLNATION and Gaslight Anthem

February 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

as stupid as @lollaleak should seem, Perry Farrell’s kind of crazy opposition to its existence and his frequent attacks against it make it seem borderline credible. Maybe I’m just delirious at the faintest hint of loll getting the final Sonic Youth show  

February 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

if sigur rós are on the lineup then i’ll definitely be there.

February 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

@TheLollaLeaker is still active on Twitter and has been accurate in the past. A lot of stuff that’s getting posted around as coming from lollaleaks actually came from this account

February 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I have no idea why people think this. TheLollaLeaker was never accurate in the past. He just posted really vague things on his twitter account last year that talked about when golden tickets would go on sale. He knew as much about those as anyone who has ever visited the Lollapalooza message board. 

February 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Agreed. It seems some blogs, including ones that seem professional, also ran with what @lollaleaks was reporting in his tweets. I really could not believe that some of these blogs were posting the info of an anonymous Twitter user. At least CoS only reported what came from reliable sources. Of course it’s possible some of what @lollaleaks reported is accurate. It’s not that hard to get an idea of who’s appearing where simply based on tour scheduling, and we know Lolla has a hard time keeping things quiet, but until I hear something from Greg Kot or the festival itself, it’s best to take his info with a grain of salt.

February 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Good points, but I wonder how people would feel about the headliners he posted…Metallica, Beyonce, Chili Peppers, Beck, Killers, Sonic Youth? They all do seem to make sense even if I’m not totally enthused.

February 17, 2012 at 1:41 am

If he ends up being accurate, the only one I think is really disappointing is The Killers. They just headlined in ’09 I believe, and it’s hard to believe they’re that in demand again. I’d be excited for Beck and Sonic Youth, and I’m sure I could find some enjoyment in a Metallica show. That said, I really hope Jack White is there, and I hope the Sigur Ros rumor is true, though they likely wouldn’t be a headliner, right?

February 19, 2012 at 12:10 am

I kinda think Sigur Ros could be like the final headliner. I can’t see them going on at like 6 or 7. Maybe they could play against somebody huge, like My Morning Jacket went up against Eminem last year.

nick sandoval
February 16, 2012 at 3:08 am

if beck, smashing pumpkins, sigur ros, and jack white are there, that would make this the best lineup ever. too good to be true. plus i’d have to miss at least one, since they’re all headlining material. if you add metallica and a hip hop act, i guess it’s possible. metallica, beck, and hip hop on the south end… sp jack white and sigur ros on the north end. though SP and Beck could go either way. But I’d love to see SP finally get to play lolla in chicago.

tim peters
February 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

 smashing pumpkins definitely aren’t headlining. If it was the original band then yeah, but they definitely aren’t headlining as billy corgan and friends. they could sub-headline, seeing as they sold out the riv and all, but they wouldn’t be headliners.

February 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

Anybody else think that there’s a possibility of seeing Damon Albarn, Tony Allen & Flea’s Rocketjuice and The Moon supergroup at Lollapalooza?

February 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Can someone at CoS change the date of Lollapalooza so that it takes place this year?  You can only find it by searching for “Lollapalooza”


February 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

@lollaleaks comes out as a fake.

February 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Sleigh Bells! Coachella and Roo left them out, I think Lolla almost has to get them.

February 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm

February 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I think you can almost guarantee Tune-Yards due to their summer schedule just announced, no Chicago date and playing in Michigan on friday, they are def playing lolla. 

February 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

Sharon Van Etten is playing Minneapolis (First Avenue) that weekend!

Adam Lubicz
February 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm

im deff going

hoooty hoo
February 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

bon iver won’t be at pitchfork fest now. looks pretty good for lolla now.

February 22, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Why not?

February 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

isn’t this the same weekend as pitchfork?

February 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

Pitchfork dates have not been released. One site has a speculated date, but others are saying it’s the weekend following the Dour Festival.

March 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm

It is the same weekend, but AraabMUZIK is doing both, thus Bon Iver could theoretically do both.

Spencer Rose
February 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

What’s your logic? He’s perfect for Pitchfork

hooty hoo
February 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

could it be?

February 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

 good fucking god i hope they schedule SHM vs them so its a no brainer who i will see

February 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Is something going down in NYC this summer? A lot of bands (rhcp, rh, shins, ect.) who are touring the states are not playing in the NYC area.

February 26, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Probably not. Most bands just haven’t released their full touring schedules. But RHCP already have two shows in the New York market in May and ppl on the Radiohead message boards are saying they are playing the Garden in May as well.

February 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

The reason there are no big NYC shows is because MSG is being closed for construction over the summer. So the huge acts have to get dates in Jersey (and unfortunately forcing us New Yorkers to make trips there

February 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Gin Wigmore will be there

Nick Markadakis
February 28, 2012 at 2:26 am

What is the evidence for Justice? It links to the Passion Pit website…

February 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

Passion Pit co-headlines with Justice a couple of days after Lolla

Robert Martin
February 28, 2012 at 11:51 am

Can’t help but notice the lack of a chicago date.

February 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

it’s highly possible, since they cancelled last year

hooty hoo
February 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm

add Bon Iver. Not playing pitchfork. dates announced. 

February 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm

uh no…they can still play pitchfork..they didnt announce all the headliners today, only vampire weekend. 

February 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

I beleive hooty hoo is referring to the fact that Bon Iver is playing Dour Fest in Belgium the same weekend as Pitchfork.  Makes it highly unlikely, but not impossible.  I would think it makes Lolla more likely.

hooty hoo
February 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm

The black keys announced to play with the Shins Aug 4th in Toronto. Also Florence and the Machine announced to play with the Walkmen Aug 2nd in Toronto.

February 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm

dont the black keys/shins seem more likely for osheaga in montreal?  same weekend as lolla, but closer than chicago…

February 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Can someone explain the connection with the Black Keys/Shins and how them playing a show in Toronto leads to them playing Lolla? I must be mising something.  Are we really stretching that far?

February 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm

 Indeed. They make much more sense at Osheaga fest in Montreal.

February 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Also, even though I am a Black Keys fan, I think it would be a lame get after the fact they have played Lolla 7 million times, especially if that takes a headlining spot away.

Doug Murphy
February 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Even if you include every date from the traveling tours (which the Black Keys were not a part of), there have not been 7 million Lollapaloozas. Sorry Dan.

February 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm

The Black Keys and the Shins are also playing Coachella

February 28, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I bet The Antlers play.

February 29, 2012 at 12:42 am

I’m banking on Sleigh Bells and possibly School of Seven Bells.

Too bad it’s The Shins who are expected instead of Broken Bells. Lolla could have pulled of the rare Bells trifecta

February 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Bell Biv Devoe? Sorry, couldn’t resist.

March 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm!/shows/

does this make them a rumor too?

March 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

smashing pumpkins!?

March 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I have a deep suspicion that DMB is a head liner!!!

big worm
March 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

 the DMB tour sched does look interesting!

March 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm

He’s never done it either and has has no Chi town dates, He always plays Chi town!

March 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

Gonna agree with Dan R. Booking DMB would essentially turn Lollapalooza into a Dave show for that day – he’d pull too much focus from the rest of the artists that day. Plus, Lollapalooza doesn’t book huge jam-band-y groups like DMB, Phish, or anyone from The Dead, since that’s not their audience.

big worm
March 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

 I bet dmb & rhcp will headline

March 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

They are also playing 2x deer creek (as well as 2x alpine).  They do not have to play chicago in any given year…  Tinley Park sucks anyway.

That being said, I wouldn’t mind seeing them there, but there are much better choices IMHO.

Dan R
March 6, 2012 at 9:47 am

Are you guys forgetting that they had their own fest in Chicago last year where they headlined every night?  DMB does not fit the mold at Lolla.  Perry would not let that happen. 

March 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Sigur Ros makes sense when you consider their tour starts Aug. 18 in Japan and they’re playing European festivals throughout the month. Start it a couple weeks earlier in Chicago please!

March 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

and FURTHERMORE…I am predicting The Decemberists, The Rapture, Astronautalis, and maybe The Roots.

March 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

Astronautilus (sp?) would be a great set to have at Lolla this year.

March 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

Silversun Pickups releasing album May 8th, playing festivals, only 2 dates so far

March 10, 2012 at 12:55 am

Elvis Presley hasn’t played in Chicago in 55 years.  Good bet for Lollapalooza this year.

March 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Skrillex is confirmed. Three of the Big Four for him. Yowza!

Hooty hoo
March 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Where is he confirmed?

March 11, 2012 at 11:17 pm

That would be two years in a row. That’s pretty rare for Lolla and pretty dumb.

Dan R
March 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

There’w no way Skrillex is playing.  He is headlining Spring Awakening, which would conflict with Lolla’s proximity clause. Sorry, not happening.

March 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Skrillex is headlining the Spring Awakening Fest in Soldier Field like a month earlier.  Seems unlikely.

March 14, 2012 at 9:52 am

 they are playing on the 4th, toronto puts them close to chicago, it is very likely

March 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Where is the info?

hooty hoo
March 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

it’s on their Facebook wall. to be even more specific, they say it is their 1st US summer show.

March 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

The Cure has announced a bunch of summer festivals in Europe – no tour dates beyond the festivals…..3-week hole in their schedule between July 20th-August 18th…..nice window for a hop across the pond……..just something to consider. 

Dan R
March 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

With the announcement of more tour dates with no Chicago show, and the fact that he’s headlining other major music festivals, I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s logical that Jack White will be a headliner at Lolla.

March 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

What about rhcp? 

March 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Windish accidentally posted and then deleted that Neon Indian is playing.  Here’s a screen cap:

March 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm


James Pawelczak
March 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Radio head is playing a solo show in Chicago Over the summer. So because of the distance and time frame rules count them out

March 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm

They have a show in Illinois June 10th at Tinley Park. This falls within the radius clause, so unfortunately, no, Radiohead will not be headlining this year. 

March 20, 2012 at 1:20 am

stop. you have no idea what you’re talking about.

March 20, 2012 at 7:23 am

maybe. just maybe, it has something to do with them being your “fav. band growing up.” It ain’t 1994 anymore bud.

personally, I really dig alot of the pumpkin stuff coming out these days. Different band, but pretty enjoyable

March 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm

quite a few of these rumored acts above are confirmed at Osheaga. Thoughts on how that prevents or further confirms the rumors about them being in Chicago the same weekend?

Robert Specht
March 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

There was quite a bit of overlap between Osheaga and Lolla last year. For the larger bands, it would be totally possible to do one and then the other the next day. I think the announcement is actually a good thing, cause it makes quite a few of the rumored groups logical contenders for Lolla.

March 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

These rumors are too good to be true.

March 21, 2012 at 12:44 am

I’m amazed that none of the headliners have leaked and the official announcement is three weeks away. Not sure if that’s good or bad.

March 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

Same I want MORE EDC!

Joey Lusvardi
March 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

 Yeah, it makes it really hard to decide which to go to. Lolla is more financially responsible but if Osheaga has all the good artists (and their lineup is glorious) then would Lolla be worth it? Hmmm, decisions, decisions!

March 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Bands playing on friday at Osheaga can make it for Lolla on sunday (or maybe even saturday).

Joey Lusvardi
March 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

 Yeah, I figured that. But that doesn’t mean they will be playing both. It just leaves the possibility open… Though let’s be real, I really hope there’s a lot of overlap!

March 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm

 there really should be no debate. lolla is in chicago, drinking age is higher, atmosphere is 100% strict and no nonsense. osheaga is in montreal where they are as relaxed and chilled out as any european festival. lineups aside, osheaga is a far more enjoyable experience.

Joey Lusvardi
March 23, 2012 at 12:22 am

 Yes but… money. That’s the big problem. Osheaga would be WAY expensive for me.

March 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

well the user who posted that picture got removed.. so… interesting huh? looks like it’s going to be a very good year!!!

March 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

did you save the picture? it has been deleted.

March 22, 2012 at 11:34 am

Black Sabbath is NOT playing lolla, they are playing a show in Texas in august

March 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

How do you know this

March 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm


March 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm


March 22, 2012 at 11:43 am

Sabbath is playing a show in texas in August,not lolla

Carlos Garcia
March 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Metallica is not playing lolla too, they’re gonna be in Mexico City on Aug 1, 2 and 4

March 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

since the shins are pretty much confirmed and they’ll be opening for the black keys on both shows in Quebec we can assume the Keys are headlining

tim peters
March 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

How is Gambino playing logical? The show got postponed, not canceled.

March 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

It’s logical because he’s in Detroit on the 3rd of August. Places him extremely close to the fest just in time does it not?

March 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm

i don’t think black sabbath would play anyway, back in the 1990′s ozzy was turned down to play the fest because he wasnt a good fit. thats when he started ozzfest

March 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

I saw FUN at Edge studio in Toronto in early February and spoke with them personally about Lolla off air and they said they can’t say but they’ll be there.  So count FUN in nearly 100%

March 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

this is the first year in recent memory in which we don’t have at least one “sure thing” major act- C3 really must be stepping up its protection game for once

Ryan Carp
March 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

some of these don’t make much sense. ex: childish gambino – plays in chicago in may

March 26, 2012 at 1:21 am

Bands have played shows in April/May and still played Lolla. C3 has said they remove the radius clause if bands request it.

March 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

I’m not a fan of the news of beyonce returning from being pregnant to continue her tour, the killers releasing their next album in the summer, metallica still having the ability to close out sunday which is totally still possible and then whatever comes with that…..other than that beck rumor, I sure as hell hope all that early rumor stuff doesn’t come to fruition. 3 garbage headliners

March 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

The Beck rumor is a good one; He’s only officially playing a couple dates out west, so he’d be a major boon for Lolla. I’ve been wanting to see him for years. I’m also excited about the Jack White rumors. His scheduled tour promptly ends at the end of July, leaving Lolla as a great possibility. We’re starting to sound like a Sasquatch of the midwest… Not a bad thing.

March 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm

 No I totally Agree, but I don’t know what the likelyhood of them being on the south stage is, and thats where the best place to be is. Idk, I would love kanye again, the cure or blur ( not that I know how big there following is still in the US) for bigger names on the South end.

March 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Is anyone besides me considering Watch the Throne as a viable headliner. I mean at least kanye or jay-z solo if not.

March 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm

well, i guess you can cross sleigh bells off the list. They just got announced for Pitchfork

March 27, 2012 at 10:50 am 

Same day as Lolla so a lot of these bands are not going to lolla

March 27, 2012 at 11:33 am

Depends on when they play during the weekend. Some of these bands could very well play both fests.

March 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

 I would bank more on some of those bands GOING to lolla that not.  Obviously both fests will be fairly different, but it is extremely easy for artists to play both 3 days festivals in the same weekend… as it has happened before.

March 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

Wow! Earlybird tickets sold out in less than 15 minutes. Amazing given that there are no solid rumors to date.

March 27, 2012 at 11:32 am

This is getting too ridiculous. I’m still on the standby page, and have been since 10 AM. These rumors better pan out or I’ve wasted $230.

March 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

Anyone know when the lineup will most likely be released based off of the past?

Guest 2.0
March 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

April 11th.

March 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

I got an e-mail saying the lineup will be released on April 11th.

March 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm

In the latest TimeOut Chicago it says it’ll be released April 11th

March 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

I wouldn’t cross anyone off the list that is playing Osheaga.  Last year Kanrocksas and Lolla had Eminem, Muse, Perfect Circle, Arctic Monkeys, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Flogging Molly the same weekend.  If anything, that line up might help confirm lolla’s line up.

March 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Aight with the smashing pumpkins releasing the drop date of their new album for today Id say they are back in the running. With Perry saying two electronic acts will headline id say its looking like this. And Fuck the metal rumors for now.

The Cure-Kanye/Jay-z or WTT-Smashing Pumpkins

Jack White-Swedish House Mafia-Justice/Avicii

Rob Carraher
March 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Rob Carraher
March 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Jack White
The Weeknd
Die Antwoord

March 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Where is a legit picture of this blue line ad?? 

March 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Aight im 2 for 6

March 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Black sabbath and Metallica are both out. Black Keys are unlikely but still a possibility. I think there are big things to come when that lineup is announced because they cracked down harder than ever this year on leaks

Doug Murphy
March 28, 2012 at 6:43 am

 how is black sabbath ‘out’?

March 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

They are playing ozfest. There’s only one show this year and its in Dallas in august

March 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

 Black keys are damn likely, look at the tour dates doofus

March 28, 2012 at 8:32 am


Dnl Rust Music
March 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

Will people stop mentioning Radiohead.  They are playing in Chicago a month before.  THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE AT LOLLAPALOOZA.

March 29, 2012 at 1:39 am

They are not actually playing Chicago, they’re playing in Tinley Park which is a suburb of Chicago.  Theyre playing the biggest arenas all across the country on this tour and then just randomly decide to skip the United Center (2nd biggest NBA arena in the country, and in downtown chicago).  It has to seem just a little fishy that they would schedule only one amphitheater show (less lights, special effects, etc… than in an arena) on their entire US tour and it just happens to be in close proximity to Chicago.  Yeah book em for a giant spectacle of a headlining show at Lolla…

Dan R
March 29, 2012 at 9:48 am

Lollapalooza has a proximity clause, and yes, Tinley Park is Chicago. It is only 30 minutes outside of downtown.  That is still considered Chicago. Bands that are playing Lollapalooza can’t play a show within a certain radius for a few months leading up to the fest.  If C3 was paying mega bucks to get Radiohead to headline, they would not want them playing a show in the same city less than 2 months before the fest.  Then all the people who were going to buy tickets for the day Radiohead was playing Lolla would instead go to the Tinley Park show.  Even Alpine Valley is included in the proximity clause.  Do some research before you just blindly make assumptions.

March 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Blindly make assumptions??  Yes the proximity clause is there but all the artist has to do is ask C3 to remove it and they more than not will, ie. MGMT in 2010, played in Chicago at The Riv in June and then subheadlined Lolla.  Again why do you think that Radiohead is playing First Midwest and not the UC??  You have to think that a giant promoter such as C3 had something to do with that.  Radiohead did not announce this chicago date until the second announcement of their tour dates giving them more time to negotiate with C3 about playing Lolla and then in this second announcement there is one show that sticks out like a sore thumb on the list and that being the only outdoors show at First Midwest.  Book em, you think that lolla wouldn’t try their absolute hardest to get Radiohead after Bonnaroo got them and Coachella got them for 2 consecutive weekends, yeah they’ll be there.

Dan R
March 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I agree that First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre sucks. Like most ampitheaters, the sound is not going to be great compared to indoor venues.  I also did find it strange that they aren’t playing the UC, could be something to do with Lolla, could also be the promoters in Chicago. I am not so sure I would rather see them at Lollapalooza still.  You’re going to be fighting off 50,000 people trying to make it to the stage, and most likely you will not end up anywhere near close to the stage, unless you post up there all day. (which i always thought was stupid) Why go to a music festival and sit at one stage waiting for a headliner when there are a 100 bands there you could be enjoying or discovering? I would personally rather see them among 5,000-10,000 people. But I digress.  I am not saying that C3 would not want to get Radiohead. Ofcourse any fest would. And yes, Radiohead would be big enough to ask C3 to get rid of the proximity clause.  I will not completely rule it out given that anything is possible. I am just tired of people just making guesses for the sake of guessing on these blogs as if we weren’t all thinking the same thing.  The original post said “Radiohead?”…OMG, why didn’t anyone else think of that? That guys a genius (obv sarcasm). I’m still hung up on the fact that Tinley Park is not Chicago, as if people would not travel 30 minutes by car or a short Metra ride to see one of the biggest bands on the planet?  I don’t understand the logic. If a band books First Midwest Bank, that is their Chicago date. They don’t play there and the UC or Allstate (which is technically not in the city limits either).  That’s it.  That is where Q101 Jamboree had always been held. It’s where the Warp Tour comes every year. Not to mention a ton of big bands every year.  It is Chicago.

March 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

 I understand what you’re saying but, no, it is not Chicago. Yes, many bands consider it their Chicago date, but that wasn’t really the point. Anyway, there are plenty of people within Chicago (especially North Side) who would not be willing to travel to Tinley Park for the show especially given the venue’s quality. On the other hand, Lollapalooza is an internationally known music festival that lures in people from many different places, not just the Chicago area. It’s possible for them to do both, but, yeah, the likelihood is slim.

I get your point about sitting in front of one stage. I feel the same way, but that doesn’t change the fact that many, many people will do it.

March 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

should be noted that radiohead’s greater chicago area date is tail end of the nba playoffs/finals. With the bulls playing so well this year, it wouldn’t be out of the question for the UC to block all dates that might conflict with basketball. 

March 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I thought that myself, but it’s hard to believe. Concerts have conflicted with NBA/NHL playoffs before. It’s not tough to schedule around, especially since both leagues are happier the longer the playoffs go. We’re also assuming it would be at the UC. They could have also done a couple of nights at a theater (Chicago Theater, The Auditorium) like they’re doing in NYC.

March 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Not necessarily agreeing with rickster, but Tinley Park IS NOT Chicago. It’s almost not even Cook County. The amphitheater they’re playing is notoriously bad, and it really doesn’t fit in with most of the venues they’re scheduled at. People within the Chicago area would probably much rather see them at Lolla than First Midwest Bank Amphitheater. The quality of the venue was actually reported on in many articles when the show was announced, and almost everyone I know lamented the fact that they’re playing there. Also, C3 drops the radius clause if bands ask. Given Radiohead’s enormous fan base, it’s really not totally crazy for someone to think Lolla is still possible.

March 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

 The amphitheater in Tinley Park is one of the largest in the country.  FAR bigger than any indoor arena.  Seriously, do some research first.

Robby Nichols
April 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Foo Fighters played at Metro the night before their Lolla set last year. If the clause is there, big bands seem to be able to get out of it.

April 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

 Was that a Lolla aftershow though?

March 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Are there any rumors for At the Drive In at Lolla? 

March 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Yes, it was mentioned in an article last Feb.

March 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm

m83 confirmed by newest ad

March 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

m83 confirmed

March 28, 2012 at 4:45 pm


March 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

The Gossip Wolf predicts: At The Drive In, The Shins, Odd Future, Alabama Shakes, Korn, Leonard Cohen and Sigur Ros. I would predict whoever writing this at the Chicago Reader is pretty much legit.

March 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm

The Gossip Wolf predicts At The Drive In, The Shins, Odd Future, Alabama Shakes, Korn Leonard Cohen, and Sigur Ros. I would predict whoever at the Chicago Reader wrote this is legit.

March 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm

gossip wolf is usually 40% correct with their predictions.

Rob Carraher
March 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I will be 40% right if you want to make me into an expert.

Doug Murphy
March 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

As long as At The Drive-In is part of that 40%, the ticket price is justified.

Rob Carraher
March 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I can’t believe we are counting this as a rumor. He said those are his predictions. This is getting out of hand. Why not put Marilyn Manson on there too? I’m pretty sure he is the only act that Wolf straight up says that he expects to be there. Way to be consistent CoS!

big worm
March 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

 Agreed Rob! I am not buying Korn for one second.

Alex Young
March 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Well, the acts are only listed as ‘rumored,’ and Gossip Wolf has gotten a few acts right in the past. So you can’t write it off entirely.

Alex Young
March 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm

That said, it’s hard to believe both Korn and Leonard Cohen are playing…

Rob Carraher
March 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I understand that. But frankly, I think by linking those things you are hurting your credibility. Not too mention there is a difference between rumors and predictions. Gossip Wolf may have gotten a few right, and likely will here…but they are solely guesses. Guesses that you and I could make. I like this site, and apparently tons of other people do too, but you are doing them a disservice by igniting fire over rumors that are simply predictions. 

March 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

this all too underwhelming and disappointing so far. 

March 29, 2012 at 8:14 am

I want SHM and Avicii !!

March 29, 2012 at 10:19 am

There was a photo someone got where a Lolla date was posted for Neon Indian and then deleted later. It’s somewhere below in the comments. I feel like that’s more solid than the Gossip Wolf prediction info they decided to add to this list.

March 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

some of these are so stupid. rumored because someone think they’re going to be there? give me some hard evidence and maybe ill believe it

Dan R
March 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Add Nicki Minaj

March 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

The Big Pink, not Nicki Minaj

Dan R
March 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Oops.  Honestly, I googled the lyrics.

March 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Minaj at lolla!

March 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm


March 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

It’s actually The Big Pink. But what’s funny is that wikipedia says that Minaj sampled Big Pink’s “Dominoes” for her song “Girls Fall Like Dominoes.” I’ve not listened to either song, but I suppose that’s what made the clue at least somewhat murky.

March 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Add The Big Pink. That’s the lolla clue of the day

March 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

The Growlers are confirmed…

March 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

add m83, the lyrics are on 93xrt. add bloc party, their lyrics are on

March 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

 Yesterday’s news. Literally.

March 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I talked to Alan Palamo at u of i in october and he hinted at lolla or pitchfork but couldn’t say. I’m gonna assume that he will play lolla with the new evidence. 

March 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

It’s sad that nikki minaj came up before the big pink on google. 

March 30, 2012 at 1:17 am

SHM … will be there!:

March 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

fuck yes

March 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I was just told by my girlfriend that she saw a Lolla ad on the CTA that said “One More Time”

March 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

pics or it didnt happen

March 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

There was a pic, but I was mistaken, it wasnt on the CTA it was just a banner, I’m thinking you guys are right, it was a fake.

Dan R
March 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I don’t believe it.

March 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I call BS. There’s no way they’d give something like that away unless it leaked.

March 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

That would be so perfect, though. 

March 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

according to XRT tweedy is making a big announcement on monday morning- I’d be partial to believe that with these fairly obvious ‘clues’ lolla is leaking, they wouldn’t be totally opposed to a headliner out and out confirming their appearance ahead of time to build hype or something. Id love to see wilco headlining again, personally.

March 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Especially because Huffington Post said there was supposed to be a “big announcement” on Friday. I could see them being one in the same.

March 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm

 Looks like Wilco is playing out in the ‘burbs at a minor league baseball stadium on July 4.  So no go at Lolla.  Also would be unlikely due to the 5 shows they played here at the end of last year.

Marc Anthony
March 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Saw a CTA ad that said “Here we are now, Entertain us” #Lolla

April 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm

hey guys saw some new lyrics on the red line at fullerton. but i was way too drunk to remember them. be on the lookout

April 1, 2012 at 4:51 pm

 Black Sabbath-Kanye West-The Black Keys

Jack White-Swedish House Mafia-Justice

April 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm

 Lollapalooza 2012

Black Sabbath-Kanye West-The Black Keys

Jack White-Swedish House Mafia-Justice

Korn-Sigur Ros-Leonard Cohen-Florence and the Machine

The Roots-TV on the Radio-The Shins-At The Drive In

Bloc Party-Joan Jett and the Black Hearts-Franz Ferdinand-Wiz Khalifa Garbage-The Weeknd-Ben Folds Five-M83-Miike Snow-Gotye Passion Pit-St. Vincent-Kasabian-Wale-Santigold-Amadou & Mariam AWOLNATION-Childish Gambino-Neon Indian-The Big Pink-Tune Yards-Little Dragon Washed Out-The Civil Wars-Yuck-Sharon Van Etten-The Features-Alabama Shakes Kimbra……………. Spinning at Perry’s: M.I.A.-Avicii-Bassnectar Fatboy Slim-Calvin Harris-DJ Shadow-Kaskade Odd Future-Rusko

April 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm


April 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm


pony boy
April 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I really hope you are wrong because that looks awful…

April 1, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I wish. Not likely though. The very first headliner you posted is definitely out.

April 1, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Dude black Sabbath is NOT playing they are doing ozfest!!

chaz allen
April 2, 2012 at 12:20 am

then we are in for one of the weirdest, shittiest music festivals of all time….

April 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

I would love that lineup!

April 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

Twin Shadow!!/jschu83/status/186831718722961408 confirm that shit!

April 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm

He’s not doing any shows in the days leading up to or on the Friday of Lollapalooza (8/3), so that still leaves a glimmer of hope for Friday. Lolla’s a big enough deal that it might still happen even if he has a show the next night in Europe.

April 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Somebody tell me Silversun Pickups is at least possible?  They have a new album in May.

Rob Carraher
April 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I think they are possible!

April 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

It is possible. They are playing some festivals this year and nothing scheduled for Lolla weekend.

April 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Santigold! Spotted on

April 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm

 Haha seeing there’s been a million different things goin on, I would say with north coast festival still to happen, they have to get one of the premier EDM acts right now, and we wouldnt get swedish house mafia and avicii.

I have changed what I think the headliners are like a million times but now I’d say

Watch The Throne-Red Hot Chili Peppers-The Black Keys

Jack White-Swedish House Mafia-M.I.A.

I mean there’s gotta be a little validty to the early lolla leaks guy, not necessarily the main headliners, but with two electronic acts being thrown in, I mean id say that at least has some variety. Give or take red hot chili peppers with the killers/Beck

As apposed to

Black Sabbath-Jay or Ye-The Black Keys

Jack White-Swedish House Mafia-Avicii

I don’t really see that much wide spread appeal to those really

Plus the lolla page said that perry’s would in fact be returning, so we will likely get a couple of the big acts from north coast last year, Bassnectar/Wiz/Fatboy Slim etc.

April 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

AV Club tweeted that they saw ads that also imply that Wale and Washed Out are on the bill. Somebody on the Lolla board said they saw lyrics possibly from “Lotus Flower Bomb”, so I guess that’s somewhat of a confirmation. Haven’t seen or heard of the evidence for Washed Out though. Anybody else know about these two?

April 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Now another Lolla boarder claims he saw the Washed Out lyrics. They were “you feel it all around.”

April 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Sigur Ros. Best News So far.

April 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Also, Sigur Ros confirmed.

April 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm Sigur Rós CONFIRMED!! upload this baby!

April 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Swedish House Mafia will be there on Friday, August 3rd so Axwell can go back to Europe for the next night….Justice will for sure be the other main electronic headliner since they’ve been confirmed on CTA (they are too big not to be main headliner)….Bassnectar is for almost for sure going to close Perry’s one night b/c he’s at Lolla Brazil and Chile and has wayy too much open slotting during Lolla time, and is making his only Chicago run in a week, giving him 4 months off before returning…..Fatboy Slim would be amazing, he was one of the top acts at Ultra this year…and given that Avicii skipped out on Chicago during his US tour I wouldn’t be surprised if he closed Perry’s one of the other nights….Kaskade will for sure be playing Sunday in Perrys…whether he closes depends on the other acts but he’ll probably play the 3rd or 2nd to last set..Lolla is gonna be way more electronic-oriented this year given the direction music is heading right now…

April 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Ill believe it when I see it. maybe we will just have solo sets by ingrosso and angello 

April 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm


Daniel Coltun
April 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Wale confirmed

April 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

would be better if it was whale & wale ….oh well

April 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Anyone has seen the line-up for montreal festival Osheaga? Because most of the artists listed above play there and the festival is the same date as Lollapalooza

April 4, 2012 at 12:22 am

Already noted. But while a good handful will play both fests, don’t expect the lineups to be very much the same. It’s likely that if a band plays the Saturday at Osheaga they won’t appear at Lolla.

April 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm!/jschu83/status/187342299112554496/photo/1/large BLUR confirmed!

April 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm

ops it was The Devil Makes Three

April 4, 2012 at 11:30 am

Womp womp

Aaron Edwards
April 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm

How on earth is this Blur?

April 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

because the picture is blurry?

April 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Yeah, what Blur song is that from?

April 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Brand new Is highly likely considering Guelph, canata August 3nd and then no date till winnipeg aug 7th

April 4, 2012 at 1:08 am

they are playing osheaga either the 4th or the 5th, which makes brand new questionable for lolla

April 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

if they play osheaga the 5th they could still play lolla the 3rd. artists have played two festival the same weekend before. ex: eminem and muse and like half of last years acts were at kanrocksas

April 4, 2012 at 12:02 am

That blur thing isn’t even funny. That would single handedly make it the best festival this year.

April 4, 2012 at 1:48 am

Agreed. Lolla is never that good.

April 4, 2012 at 11:29 am

I heard Biggie and 2 Pac are going to be there, uniting east and west.  I saw their lyrics on the purple line.  

April 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

You’re an idiot. A funny idiot

April 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Too bad uniting east and west did not mean Rhymesayers and Def Jux reps. Doomtree will kill it though!!!

April 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

What are the chances for Miike Snow?

April 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Radiohead? Or is that just a dream?

April 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Again, they have a show in Illinois in June – no Radiohead. Violates radius clause. 

Jason Silvio
April 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Radiohead could def be there, the radius clause is easily waived. 

Mike M
April 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

 Not for what is essentially a Chicago show.

April 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm

they ignored the clause for My Morning Jacket Last year, I think they’d do the same for Radiohead if they felt so inclined

April 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I saw a sign without any lyrics. Put down Explosions in the Sky as expected.

April 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

explosions was there last year. it could be sigur ros.

April 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Erin you blockhead.

April 11, 2012 at 5:58 am

who’s the blockhead now?

April 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Still you.  You see Erin, Lollaleaks was making a joke.  He sarcastically suggested that he saw a sign with no lyrics, and remarked that it must be Explosions in the Sky, a band who does not write lyrics.  At the time of Lollaleaks remark, there was already evidence that Sigur Ros was playing lolla, as per the CTA ads: there was one with Sigur Ros lyrics.  Whereas Explosions in the Sky are known for not writing any lyrics whatsoever, Sigur Ros does have songs with lyrics.  So, your insinuation that it “could be sigur ros” was a blockhead remark for 3 reasons: 1. Lollaleaks was making a joke which you took to be a serious remark, 2. Sigur Ros songs have lyrics and 3. Sigur Ros already had a confirmed ad on the cta depicting their own lyrics at the time of lollaleaks’ posting here.  

April 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Meat loaf.  ugh

April 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

how bout A$AP Rocky or Major Lazer? Anybody know anything I don’t? And what about Kanye West? I thought I heard something about him, that was probably just my imagination again.

April 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

isn’t the radius clause 30 miles?  then it might be possible for wilco and radiohead to still be in the mix.

Mike M
April 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Add a 0 to that chief.

April 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

just got an email form do312 with a quote from amodu & miram 

April 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

 Same here

April 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Not to burst anyone’s bubble but Radiohead will not be playing Lolla this year. Go to Roo if you’d like to see them.

April 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Add J Cole to that list!

April 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm

J COLE confirmed

April 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm

lollapalooza is booking some good hip hop acts this year, if gambino and OF prove to be more than rumors.  j cole and wale r gonna be SICK

April 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Add big gigantic they posted in on facebook yesterday

Alex Young
April 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I don’t see Lollapalooza. Am I missing something?

Joe zich
April 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

I don’t see it either, but there is some further evidence. They are coming to Summer Camp with Gigantic Underground Conspiracy, both members of Big G will be there but they aren’t on the lineup. Being that Lolla is uptight about where bands play in the months prior and Summer Camp is in Chillicothe, IL, it seems logical.

April 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

April 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Team Bayside High have announced that they are having an Official Lollapalooza Announcement party on Tuesday. Could be a sign that they are playing? Seems logical to me. Plus, they’ve played before.

April 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm is this real

Andy Christiansen
April 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm

seems legit

Asa Phelps
April 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm

RHCP are playing the All-State arena in Chicago in May – meaning they will be unable to play Lolla due to the 5 months before/after contract artists have to sign with play Lollapalooza

April 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm

 Where do people get this crap from?

Yes, there is probably a radius clause.  Are the terms different for each artist? Probably. Fact of the matter is, it is up to C3′s discretion to enforce/modify this “clause” for every artist on the lineup.

April 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Delta Spirit played last year? and isn’t Black Sabbath only playing Ozzfest?

April 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm

There is no Ozzfest this year.  Ozzy is doing Ozzy and friends with Slash and Zack Wylde.  Sabbath said they would only play one US show this Summer, but were very vague as to where it was gonna be. 

Delta Spirit did play last year, but they just put another new album out so I could see them playing again.  As long as they have something new to promote.  I hope they’re there, I love them live.

April 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Legit leak? It’s all in portuguese, but it roughly translates to: this guy got his hands on the lineup for the “Gringo” (read: North American) show while at the Brazil Lolla.

April 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

This looks extremely legit going by all the rumors and such over the past few weeks. This would be a pretty damn solid festival. I think the headliners are a little underwhelming (I’m not even sure who top 6 are) but I think the middle and undercard is very nice.

April 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

Also, the image on this link was taken down pretty early last night- maybe trying to stifle the leak before it spreads? Didn’t work at all, either way- I’m hoping it’s legit.

April 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm

This lineup would blow Bonnaroo out of the water. Coachella’s is still better, but not by much. I hope it’s the real deal.

April 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Black keys/Black Sabbath/Jack White/Florence + The machine/At the drive-In/Avicii/The Shins/Justice/Passion Pit/SigurRos/The weeknd/M83/Miike Snow/The afghan Whigs/Bloc Party/Franz Ferdinand/Frank Ocean/J. Cole/Childish Gambino/Delta Spirit/Metric/ The temper Trap/Wale/Die antwoord/Dawes/tUnE-yArDs/The Head & The Heart/ The Big Pink/ Twin Shadow/ The Tallest Man on Earth/ Toro y Moi/ Dr. Dog/ Of Monsters and Men/

Gary Clark Jr./ Alabama Shakes/ The Gaslight Anthem/ Amadou & Mariam/ Band of Skull/SBTRKT/ The Walkmen/ Fun./ Neon Indian/ Dum Dum Girls/ Washed out/ A loe Blace/ JJ Grey and Mario/ Trampled by Turtles/ Bear in Heaven/ Blind Pilot/ Chairlift/ The Black Angels/ Yellow/ Ostrich/ GIVERS/ Polica/ Bombay Bicycle Club/ Sharon Van Ette…n/ White Rabbits/ Doomtree/ Macklemore & Ryan lewis/ The devil Makes Three/ One Hofer/ The War on Drugs/ Michael Kiwanuka/ O Rappa (brazil)/ Bower birds/ orchard Lounge/ Mona/ The Growlers/Her Rosetta!/ Jeff the Brotherhood/Anamanaguchi/ First Aid Kit This Way/ Fidlar/ JC Brooks & the uptown sound/ Milo Greene/ Los Jaivas (Chile) Kopecky Family Band/ Jezabels/ LP/ Yuna/ Walk Off the earth/ Animal Kingdom/ Dev/ The Sheepdogs/ The Dunswells/ DJ Mel/ Empires/ Kevin Devine/ Dry The River/ Helena/ Haley Reinhart/ Imaginary Cities/ Overdoz/ Amabassadors/ DJ Zebo/ Chacello Warhol/ Laura Warshauer/ Red Oblivion/ Perry’s Basnectar/ Kaskade /Calvin Harris/Nero/Stantigold/Knife Party/Zeds Dead/Big Gigantic/ Skream & Benga/ Porter Robinson/ Little Dragon/ Sub Focus/Madeon/ Zedd/ Totally Enormouse extinet/ Dinosaurs/ Star Slinger/ Nadastrom/ DJ Nihaf/ The White Panda/ Kid color/ Saliva band/

April 9, 2012 at 8:58 am

Could be legit, but where is Kimbra? 

April 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

No Silversun Pickups?!   Tsssss.   Disappointing.   Any why can’t Mazzy Star play another festival other than Coachella.  Thought for sure they’d be at Lolla…may in the spot the Cars had last year.   Sabbath will be sick…I’m just worried about how they’re going to oppose each headliner since most are guitar based rock acts.

April 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm

What about The Features??  Am I missing them?  And isn’t the band called JJ Grey and Mofro. 

April 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Sabbath is not playing…..for the fifth time….

April 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm

 Does Perry pay you per time?

April 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Guess you were wrong. No problem, we all make mistakes.

April 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm

If this is legit, I’m a bit disappointed by the headliners. I feel like all of the headliners are the same type of music, or just not big enough to headline. A lot of the non-headliners are pretty good but…wheres Bon Iver? or Silversun Pickups?

April 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I don’t believe anything the internet tells me. It’d be a kool lineup, but It could also be some douche who made a Lollapalooza graphic

April 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Could be. But making Florence and the Machine a headliner is definitely a Lollapalooza type move. No way should they headline.

April 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

Is the lineup supposed to be announced tonight at midnight (Chicago time)? Or sometime tomorrow?

April 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Midnight chicago time

April 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

azalea banks seems to have just self confirmed a lollapalooza appearance on twitter… looks like the leak yesterday was a total fake y’all. four hours bbs!

April 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

She didn’t say she’s doing Lolla, it was a follow-up tweet to saying that festivals have “zany names.” Wish she was going, but alas, no.

April 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Actually she was talking about how the names are “zany”, she said nothing about actually performing there.

ghost that never lies…
April 10, 2012 at 10:07 pm

lineup is out

Lollapalooza 2012Red Hot Chili 
PeppersThe Black KeysBlack SabbathJack WhiteFlorence
+ the MachineAt the Drive-InAviciiThe ShinsJusticePassion PitSigur RosThe WeekndM83Miike SnowThe Afghan WhigsBloc PartyFranz FerdinandFrank OceanJ. ColeChildish GambinoDelta SpiritMetricThe Temper TrapWaleDie AntwoordDawestUnE-yArDsThe Head & the HeartThe Big PinkTwin ShadowThe Tallest Man on EarthToro y MoiDr. DogOf Monsters and MenGary Clark Jr.Alabama ShakesThe Gaslight AnthemAmadou & MariamBand of SkullsSBTRKTTame ImpalaThe WalkmenJJ Grey & Mofrofun.Neon IndianDum Dum GirlsWashed OutAloe BlaccTrampled by TurtlesBear in HeavenBlind PilotChairliftThe Black AngelsYellow OstrichGiversPolicaBombay Bicycle ClubSharon Van EttenWhite RabbitsDoomtreeMacklemore & Ryan LewisThe Devil Makes ThreeOberhoferThe War on DrugsMichael KiwanukaO RappaBowerbirdsOrchard LoungeMonaThe GrowlersHey Rosetta!JEFF the BrotherhoodAnamanaguchiFirst Aid KitWaxFIDLARJC Brooks & the Uptown SoundMilo GreeneLos JaivasKopecky Family BandThe JezabelsLPYunaWalk Off the EarthAnimal KingdomDevThe SheepdogsThe DunwellsDJ MelEmpiresKevin DevineDry the RiverHelenaHaley ReinhartImaginary CitiesOverdozAmbassadorsDJ ZeboChancellor WarholLaura WarshauerRed OblivionPerry’s stageBassnectarKaskadeCalvin HarrisNEROSantigoldKnife PartyZeds DeadBig GiganticSkream & BengaLittle DragonPorter RobinsonSub FocusMadeonZeddPaper DiamondTotally Enormous Extinct DinosaursStar SlingerBadastromDJ NihalSALVAKid Color

April 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

sorry about that  here’s the link


April 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

its the same lineup I said before!! :)) I was right

April 11, 2012 at 1:05 am

Can everyone finally shut up about the stupid “radius clause” that means absolutely nothing, now that chili peppers are on the lineup

April 11, 2012 at 9:55 am

Apparently Black Sabbath are only playing ozzfest this year too right?  haha

Dan R
April 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

I think it would be a different story if they were playing a month before or after.  It is almost 3 months before.  I understand that artists can ask to have the clause waived, but there is a proximity clause.  That’s not made up.

Doug Murphy
April 11, 2012 at 9:56 am

So glad CoS believed Korn and Manson would be there.  C’mon guys, you’re losing your touch this year!

April 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

They’re rumors dude

Doug Murphy
April 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

 Rumors that absolutely no one beside CoS believed.

April 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

I still believe Manson is going to be there. Korn….that was a bunch of shit, really don’t know why anyone would think Korn. Deftones and a perfect circle arent really the best examples as their music is still relevant to lots of people. Korn is basically johnathon davis and fieldly… Unless fieldly finally left. With mansons new album (fuckin excellent by the way) and no Chicago date on the tour it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility and also, maybe perry thought having him on the initial lineup would spark controversy, and possibly effect ticket sales.

April 12, 2012 at 8:16 am

If the Deftones & A Perfect Circle played last year, it really doesn’t seem that too far fetched

April 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

on mtv’s website they said kendrick lamar is gonna be there, but he isnt on the official lineup. is this just a rumor if someone cancels or is it a surprise addition? i hope its true

April 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I doubt it, seeing as he’s confirmed for pitchfork

April 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Kendrick lamar is playing pitchfork, i’m almost certain he isn’t playing lolla.

April 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

don’t forget tallest man on earth

April 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

you forgot franz ferdinand

April 12, 2012 at 12:54 am

does anybody have any idea when they release the schedule? i totally forgot when they did last year

Dan R
April 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

It’s in June sometime.  Not sure about the exact date.

April 12, 2012 at 4:00 am

where is KIMBRA?!?! :(

April 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

anyone know when the after shows are announced?

April 15, 2012 at 11:50 pm

june when also single day tickets and the schedule are released

April 15, 2012 at 11:51 pm

black sabbaths headlining friday

April 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

Looks like Knife Party got pulled. Per Rob Swire’s twitter feed, the promoter added them to the bill before their agent signed the contract.

Hopefully they can work it out. Knife Party were the electronic act I was most excited about.

April 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

between Knife Party & Sub Focus, something is going on

Dustin Jones
April 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I have 2 mail floor tickets to see Jack White at the Mesonic Temple in Detroit on May 24th.  Will trade for a 3 day wristband.

April 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Not even remotely a fair trade

April 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Sub Focus isn’t showing up on the lolla lineup page anymore…

April 18, 2012 at 12:32 am

Has anyone noticed that RHCP is only headliner listed Saturday? Will thy be only one or is someone not announced yet

O is the one that is real
April 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

Avicii is a headliner

April 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

But main stage or Perry’s?

April 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Main Stage.
Headliners are as follows:

Fri- Black Keys, Black Sabbath (Bassnectar)

Sat- RHCP, Avicii (Calvin Harris)

Sun- Jack White, Justice (Kaskade)

April 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Pretty bad for EDM fans having to choose between Calvin Harris & Avicii, and Justice & Kaskade

April 19, 2012 at 9:11 am

Not as bad as rock fans having to choose between the washed-up, worn-out RHCP and two EDM artists.

Big Worm
April 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

so what stage is florence going to play? i thought she was bud lite on sunday

April 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

I’m not sure they’re going to pit Avicii vs Calvin Harris & Justice vs Kaskade. They might throw in a different genre on Perry’s, like when Kid Cudi played at the same time as Deadmau5.

I’m thinking Santigold will close Perry’s on Saturday and maybe Little Dragon Sunday. LD seems a stretch though.

April 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

He’ll be on the Bud Light stage, same with Justice on sunday, just like deadmau5 did last year

April 24, 2012 at 11:20 am

saturdays headliners are awful, avicii is so lame and the RHCP are washed out, who would be the other headliners? the weeknd? didnt think he was that big. going to see the shins on fri and jack on sun for sure though

April 25, 2012 at 9:06 am

Santigold & The Weeknd

April 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

oh ok cool, i thought i would have to decide between frank ocean and santigold now i get to see em both

April 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Hrm, I don’t think you can rule that out as a possibility if The Weeknd doesn’t close. Santigold just makes the most sense to close Perry’s during Avicii.

Broseph stalin
April 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

COS should start a After Show rumor thread! What after shows would you want to see?

May 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

Miike Snow

June 5, 2012 at 4:22 am

What headliner do you guys think will play the “big secret show” like Foo Fighters did last year? RHCP? 

June 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

what do you mean by that? neither band was/is a secret

February 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm

You must not be familiar where Rosemont is…….It’s pretty much Chicago….

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