This of course is a rumor, but some of my inside sources have been able to confirm a few of these acts, but I’m not going on record until its 100% official. However, Sun Times blogger Jim DeRogatis released this report yesterday:
Art-rock giants Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Jack White’s side project the Raconteurs and hometown heroes Wilco and Kanye West will headline the main stages on Aug. 1-3…
…Quite a few of the other acts — including many of the most promising — have earlier performed at Chicago’s two independently produced music festivals, Pitchfork and Intonation. These include Bloc Party, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Kid Sister, Office, the Cool Kids, Battles, the Go! Team, Jamie Lidell and Grizzly Bear.
Between this lineup, the Glow In The Dark Tour and Rae and Ghost at Pitchfork, the next few months are going to be very promising for live hip-hop in Chicago.