Friday, April 3, 2009

Lollapalooza Update

Lollapalooza, the granddaddy of them all, will announce its lineup on April 21. The folks at C3 like to make us wait, but our friends from the Lollapalooza message board and Consequence of Sound have been keeping pretty close tabs on artists that have been confirmed so far. Here's what we know...

Jim DeRogatis at the Sun-Times did a little sleuthing down at South by Southwest and so we now know all six of the fest's arena-sized headliners:

Jane's Addiction
The Beastie Boys
Depeche Mode
The Killers
Kings of Leon

Yes, apparently Kings of Leon are big enough to headline now.

Here's a list of other unofficial confirmations that have come from a variety of reliable sources. I'm not going to run down the roots of all these rumors because I started this blog late in the game and that would just take far too much time. But in the future I'll let you know the source of any additions. Here we go:

Andrew Bird
Animal Collective
Ben Folds
The Decemberists
Delta Spirit
Fleet Foxes
Friendly Fires
Kaiser Chiefs
Lou Reed
Neko Case
Passion Pit
Paul Green's School of Rock All-Stars
Peter Bjorn and John
The Raveonettes

In addition to these confirmations, some joker named Faronheit "confirmed" that all but six of the following artists will be at the festival. It's a ridiculous story involving some friend in the music industry and putting six fake bands to watch his ass and telling people that they can't use his names and a bunch of other nonsense that makes the guy totally unreliable. If you want the whole story check out his blog. But all that aside, the list look fairly realistic and its been picked up by DeRo so what the it is.

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
A.C. Newman
Band of Horses
Bat For Lashes
Ben Harper and the Relentless 7
Bon Iver
Dirty Projectors
Eagles of Death Metal
Ezra Furman and the Harpoons
Franz Ferdinand
Heartless Bastards
Langhorne Slim
Lily Allen
Matt & Kim
Peter Bjorn and John
Ra Ra Riot
Regina Spektor
Rise Against
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Sam Roberts Band
School of Seven Bells
Silversun Pickups
Tenacious D
The Airborne Toxic Event
The Gaslight Anthem
The Hold Steady
TV on the Radio (Download: Staring at the Sun)
Vampire Weekend
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

There you go...take it or leave it.

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