If you thought the Lollapalooza lineup came a bit early this year, that’s because it did.
According to our sources, the official announcement was scheduled for early next week, not early this morning.
Late last night, we came across an interesting post on Reddit. And as we mentioned shortly after in our ongoing Lolla post, the list of artists made more sense than anything we’ve seen yet.
Well, none of the artists were on our list of doubtful performers and a countless number of the artists were on our list of probable to perform.
On top of that, the reporter that has leaked the Lollapalooza lineup in years past was Greg Kot, a music critic for the Chicago Tribune.
While we didn’t know for sure if this lineup was real, we had a pretty good feeling it was. And at 6am this morning, Lollapalooza released their official lineup for 2015. In doing so, they verified that the Reddit leak we posted about last night was legit.
As you can see below, the lineup release was identical to the one that was officially released this morning (to the left). Greg Kot might be the person to blame, and he might not. Nonetheless, the leak certainly doesn’t bear well for the Chicago Tribune (who has leaked Lollapalooza headliners in years past).
Based on what we know, and the apparent shotgun-style announcement of their lineup this morning, it’s evident that Lollapalooza was rushed into it.
And for the same reason that Jack White had every right to be pissed at the Oklahoma Daily for sharing his rider, Lollapalooza officials have every right to be pissed at the person responsible for leaking their lineup (which is awesome, by the way).
We’ll know soon enough if the below leak was accurate to the day, but it would be safe to guess yes.
(Feature image from Flickr/Metallica)