Lollapalooza Lineup Breaking News
According to ads at the Logan Square Blue Line station, there are four confirmed acts for Lollapalooza 2012. The ads feature a Lollapalooza-styled background and the word “#Lolla” on the bottom right corner. Four lyrics are featured in this ad, as follows:
-“I fink u freeky” from Die Antwoord’s “I Fink U Freeky”
-“Do the D.A.N.C.E.” from Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.”
-“I got a test for you” from The Weeknd’s “Initiation”
-“I wont let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me” from Jack White’s “Love Interruption”
These advertisements confirm these four artists as headliners(?) or at least performers at this year’s Lollapalooza festival.
My guess would be that Justice and Jack White are headliners, and Die Antwoord and The Weeknd are second-tier acts. However, the biggest story coming out of this is easily The Weeknd’s inclusion. It will be his first time performing in Chicago, and one of only a handful of any performances at all. Jack White is the most obvious choice, considering his expansive popularity and his debut solo album being released in April. Justice’s second album, AUDIO VIDEO DISCO, came out last year (and was one of my favorite albums of the year). So far the lineup is very solid, perhaps even better than Pitchfork’s, but we’ll have to wait for the smaller acts and the remaining headlines to guarantee that.
What are your thoughts? Do you like the lineup so far? Do you think you’ll attend? Who else would you like to see on the bill?
(pic courtesy of Consequence of Sound)