Chicago’s biggest music festival, Lollapalooza, is still more than five months away, but we now have part of the leaked 2012 lineup thanks to one festival insider. Over the weekend, someone in Lollapalooza’s camp took to Twitter under the handle @LollaLeaks and began sharing information that was supposed to be kept under wraps until Spring.
Apparently this is the same person who leaked last year’s lineup as well, and from what I’ve heard, it was spot on. Needless to say, Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell is furious, retaliating at the account with some not so kind words:
Regardless of how it happened, the 2012 headliners will be Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Beck, Beyonce, and Sonic Youth (which is also rumored to be their last show).
Perry’s Tent will again feature Skrillex in a set with Korn, Noisia, Bassnecter, M.I.A., Calvin Harris, Flux Pavilion, Wax, Mord Fustang, and Knife Party.
As for the other stages, you can expect to see The Shins, M83, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Gotye, St. Vincent, Surfer Blood, Kimbra, Real Estate, Crosses, Sleigh Bells, Bombay Bicycle Club, Antlers, Passion Pit, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, Wale, At The Drive In, Garbage, Missy Elliot, Gaslight Anthem, Guided By Voices, AWOLNATION.
A pretty eclectic mix, even for Lollapalooza. What do you think of the lineup so far? Who do you want to see perform at Grant Park this summer? Leave your comments below.