Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Lollapalooza Rumors Update
It's been some time, but with only a few weeks left before the official Lollapalooza 2013 lineup is revealed, its time to get up to speed.
As I have mentioned before over at The 405, Billboard released word last month that the recently reformed Nine Inch Nails would be performing (although unconfirmed). The band would likely fill the legendary billing for the festival, taking up either the top or second highest billing on the list.
Of the other North American festivals, no lineup has more of a resemblance than Montreal's Osheaga Festival. Last year, three of the major acts (Justice, Florence + The Machine, and The Black Keys) ended up playing both festivals, which both take place the first weekend of August. A huge amount of mid-tier and undercard acts crossed over as well, which amounted to 25 acts playing each (a 20 percent carryover rate).
Among this years Osheaga headliners are The Cure and Mumford & Sons. Considering The Cure have been rumored softly for Lollapalooza for nearly five years, and the continual rise in popularity of M&S, both would seem like logical inclusions.
Among regular Lollapalooza veterans, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, and The National all have gaps in their tour schedules and did not play in last two years. Additionally, a few hard-to-get names have similar tour gaps and will be appearing at next month's Coachella; New Order, The Postal Service, and the Wu-Tang Clan.
For up-to-the-date info on who might be playing, stick with us. Or, even better, keep tabs on Consequence Of Sound's Festival Outlook page.