Update: With the official announcement near, we’re going to turn this into an open thread. Feel free to post any news, predictions, hopes, and/or gripes in the comment section.
After a weekend intermission, the word puzzle that has both provided all the answers and consumed all our time has returned for one last go-around. Tomorrow, Lollapalooza will officially unveil its 2010 bill. But before the massive announcement, organizers have given us our fourth and final opportunity to guess said 2010 bill via a word puzzle and four clues: “O,” “I”, “R”, and now “S”.
So, where does this leave us? Well, Stars, Mavis Staples, Foxy Shazam, and 2manydjs now all look to be locks. Looks like you can also count out any hopes of Sloan. As for the remaining blanks… what are your thoughts, predictions, guesses, etc.? Let us know in the comments below. Either way, it looks like we figured out 90% of the bill prior to launch time!
An official announcement will be made tomorrow (hopefully around midnight so I can actually get some sleep!). We’ll of course have all the info for you as soon as it becomes available!
Line 1: Soundgarden * Green Day * Lady Gaga * Arcade Fire * The Strokes * Phoenix
Line 2: Social Distortion * MGMT * Jimmy Cliff * Hot Chip * The Black Keys
Line 3: The National * Spoon * Devo * Cypress Hill * Cut Copy * The New Pornographers
Line 4: Slightly Stoopid * Grizzly Bear * Gogol Bordello * Chromeo * Wolfmother
Line 5: Yeasayer * X Japan * MuteMath * Metric * Dirty Projectors * AFI
Line 6: Mavis Staples * Matt & Kim * The xx * Drive-By Truckers * Blues Traveler
Line 7: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros * The Temper Trap * Jamie Lidell
Line 8: Frightened Rabbit * Fuck Buttons * Deer Tick * Blitzen Trapper * Stars
Line 9: Raphael Saadiq * The Cribs * Minus the Bear * Switchfoot * The Walkmen?
Line 10: Mumford & Sons * Wild Beasts * Rogue Wave * Los Amigos Invisibles
Line 11: The Big Pink * The Dodos * Hockey * Cymbals Eat Guitars * ??? * Dawes?
Line 12: Warpaint * The Antlers * The Soft Pack * Rebelution * Balkan Beat Box? * Wavves?
Line 13: American Bang *The Ike Reilly Assassination * Company of Thieves * YACHT?
Line 14: Harlem? * The Constellations * Miniature Tigers * Mimicking Birds
Line 15: The Kissaway Trail * ??? * Delphic? * The Morning Benders * Foxy Shazam
Line 16: Violent Soho * Royal Bangs * Neon Trees * Freelance Whales
Line 17: Semi Precious Weapons * ??? * The Band of Heathens * Dragonette
Line 18: My Dear Disco * Shawn Fisher * ??? * Jukebox the Ghost
Line 19: These United States * Mynameisjohnmichael * And Many More?
Line 1: 2manydjs * Empire of the Sun * Digitalism * Perry Farrell * Tiga
Line 2: Felix da Housecat * Rusko * Erol Alkan * Kaskade? * Flosstradamus
Line 3: Wolfgang Gartner * Joachim Garraud * Mexican Institute of Sound
Line 4: Caspa * Peanut Butter Wolf * Dirty South * ??? * Cut Copy (DJ Set)
Line 5: Beats Antique * Steve Porter * Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls
Line 6: Ana Sia * Team Bayside High * Dani Deahl * ???
Line 7: ??? * ??? * Only Children * ???