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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday Bears: Lollapalooza lineup all but leaked


Earlier today, Lollapalooza promoters started the initial leak of their 2010 lineup, Wheel of Fortune style. After Bonnaroo leaked their lineup in a new, viral fashion several weeks ago, the Chicago festival's promoters are putting their own spin on the idea; Hang Man.

At noon today, a day after the first batch of tickets officially went on sale ($190 right now), the model (see above) for the lineup was released on the festival's Web site, revealing the letter "O." And from that lone vowel, plus the combination of inside information and rumors, about 60-70 percent of the whole lineup has been basically figured out.

As I mentioned previously, Soundgarden, Green Day, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Lady Gaga and Phoenix look to be the main six headliners, with The National, New Pornographers, Hot Chip and Dirty Projectors, and others filling in the likely sub-headline spots.

Other artists that I haven't mentioned, but look to be included, are Spoon, Wolfmother, David Byrne, Dangerdoom, Grizzly Bear and the Black Keys, among others. Check out Consequence of Sound's somewhat completed map here for what has been figured out so far.

Check back later for more rumors.