It's official (or so everyone says): Lollapalooza's 2013 lineup | Bleader

It's official (or so everyone says): Lollapalooza's 2013 lineup


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Early this morning Fake Shore Drive founder Andrew Barber posted a photo of what appears to be the lineup for this year's Lollapalooza. Barber discovered the picture—a shot of a Lollapalooza 2013 poster—on EDM Chicago's Twitter feed, and it went viral this morning. Since then the Lolla lineup has gone from "questionable" to "legitimate." Barber received confirmation that it's the official bill, the Tribune's Greg Kot spoke with several industry insiders who verified the lineup, and I also spoke with a source who confirmed the thing as authentic. And as we wait for the folks at C3 to officially announce the Lolla lineup—scheduled for a week from Tuesday—we can gab about the leaked information.

As far as the actual meat of the lineup is concerned, this year's Lollapalooza is a bit of a glass half-full, glass half-empty scenario. It's a top-heavy bill, though one that's offset by the boring, white-bread bands that take up a large portion of the headlining spots—seriously, the most exciting things about the Lumineers are some tweets that the New York Times' David Itzkoff made about their headgear. If you ignore the Lollapaloozzzzzzzza part of the bill (Mumford & Sons, Lumineers, Killers, Vampire Weekend) there's enough of a stable of solid big names (the Cure, Nine Inch Nails, New Order) and unexpected outsiders (Death Grips?!) to keep me cautiously optimistic. (Also, I hope the "Ghost" that's on the lineup is the theatrical Swedish metal outfit, but I won't be surprised if that's not the case.)

In other Lolla lineup stats, the Reader's Gossip Wolf correctly predicted eightish of the acts that wound up on the bill: Baauer, 2 Chainz, Postal Service, Phoenix, Jessie Ware, Nine Inch Nails, Chance the Rapper, and Diplo, who is performing as Major Lazer. Speaking of Chance the Rapper, this year's fest has slightly upped its share of hip-hop acts (Kendrick Lamar, Azealia Banks, Angel Haze) and locals (Yawn, Supreme Cuts, Wild Belle, the Orwells, Smith Westerns), though the bar on both had been set so low any incremental change looks like a big improvement. And, predictably, the number of female performers is dwarfed by all the dude bands.

But I digress. Check out the lineup below, with plenty of links to related Reader features and writeups, though things kind of peter out once you get down to Lance Herbstrong:

The Cure
Mumford & Sons
Nine Inch Nails
Postal Service
Vampire Weekend
New Order
Queens of the Stone Age
The National
Kendrick Lamar
Eric Church
Knife Party
Steve Aoki
Steve Angello
Ellie Goulding
Thievery Corporation
Grizzly Bear
Lana Del Rey
Flux Pavilion
Band of Horses
Major Lazer
Hot Chip
Azealia Banks
Local Natives
Two Door Cinema Club
Crystal Castles
Dada Life
Tegan & Sara
Imagine Dragons
Beach House
Cat Power
Frightened Rabbit
2 Chainz
Matt & Kim
Death Grips
Dillon Francis
Court Yard Hounds
Smith Westerns
Adventure Club
Ben Howard
The Vaccines
Father John Misty
Charles Bradley
Alex Clare
Heartless Bastards
Lianne La Havas
Emeli Sande
Wild Nothing
Jessie Ware
Atlas Genius
Angel Haze
Theophilus London
Io Echo
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Icona Pop
Alvin Risk
Chance the Rapper
Lance Herbstrong
Jake Bugg
Wild Belle
Art Department
St. Lucia
Shovels & Rope
Kill the Noise
Robert Delong
Little Green Cars
Deap Vally
Family of the Year
Bright Light Social Hour
Twenty One Pilots
San Cisco
Hey Marseilles
The Orwells
Palma Violets
Machines Are People Too
Planet Hemp
Keys N Krates
The Neighbourhood
Cole Plante
Half Moon Run
The Mowgli's
Pacific Air
Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R.
Wheeler Brothers
Wake Owl
American Authors
O' Brother
The Dunwells
Supreme Cuts
Brick + Mortar
Makeshift Prodigy
Wild Cub
Brooke Waggoner
Brite Lite Brite
Beast Patrol

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