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.

Lollapalooza LineupWhile 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.

“Was sent this lineup early today. A friend said he got it from a Chicago Tribune writer (as you can see in between days). It matches every single Lolla snapchat today.” posted by dukebd2010
“July 31: Paul McCartney, The Weeknd, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Gary Clark Jr., Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, the War on Drugs, DJ Snake, Sylvan Esso, MS MR, Tove Lo, Glass Animals, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, First Aid Kit, DJ Mustard, James Bay, Broods, MisterWives, What So Not, Sxa, Jamestown Revival, Philip Selway, Young Thug, Coasts, Destructo, Borns, Badbadnotgood, Mighty Oaks, Bear’s Den, Peking Duk, Black Pistol Fire, Spookyland, Bully, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Kyle Thornton & the Company, The New Pacific, Daye Jack, The Pop Ups, Q Brothers, School of Rock AllStars, The Jimmies, Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips.
Aug. 1: Metallica, Sam Smith, Alesso, Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Brand New, Carnage, G-Easy, Walk the Moon, Tyler the Creator, The Tallest Man on Earth, Banks, Chet Faker, Sturgill Simpson, Death From Above 1979, Toro y Moi, Charli XCX, Django Django, Boys Noize, Delta Spirit, RL Grime, Givers, Ryn Weaver, Travi$ Scott, Caked Up, Hermitude, Wet, Holychild, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zella Day, Mr. Eden, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Snbrn, Ellie King, Beat Connection, Mick Jenkins, Raury, Jack Novak, Pell, White Sea, Hippo Campus, Coin, Danny Weinkauf, School of Rock Allstars, The Jimmies, Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips, The Helmets.
Aug. 2: Florence + the Machine, Bassnectar, Of Monsters and Men, A$AP Rocky, TV On The Radio, Nero, twenty one pilots, Nicky Romero, Kygo, Marina and the Diamonds, FKA Twigs, Lord Huron, Gogol Bordello, Stromae, Odesza, Logic, The Chainsmokers, Wild Belle, Twin Peaks, Angus & Julia Stone, George Ezra, Strand of Oaks, Moon Taxi, Shakey Graves, Galantis, Night Terrors of 1927, Alison Wonderland, Circa Waves, DMAs, Sheppard, Mako, Skylar Spence, the Wombats, Halsey, Lion Babe, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Vérité, Jacklndn, Zebra Katz, the Lonely Biscuits, SirenXX, In the Whale, Atarah Valentine, The Pop Ups, Danny Weinkauf, Motown Pete, Q Brothers, School of Rock Allstars”

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