Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Leaks

Andrew Barber

Yeah, Lolla is still over five months away, but a Twitter bandit by the name of LollaLeaks got a drop on the scheduled performers and took to Twitter to announce the lineup.

Per usual, it’s light on rap, but Odd Future, Wale, Missy Elliot and Beyonce are all rumored to perform — so there’s a least a few recognizable names on the urban side of things. Obviously more acts will be added here and there, so expect more hip-hop names to pop-up closer to August. At least let’s hope. But for now, check out the leaked list.


Regardless of how it happened, the 2012 headliners will be Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Beck, Beyonce, and Sonic Youth (which is also rumored to be their last show).
Perry’s Tent will again feature Skrillex in a set with Korn, Noisia, Bassnecter, M.I.A., Calvin Harris, Flux Pavilion, Wax, Mord Fustang, and Knife Party.
As for the other stages, you can expect to see The Shins, M83, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Gotye, St. Vincent, Surfer Blood, Kimbra, Real Estate, Crosses, Sleigh Bells, Bombay Bicycle Club, Antlers, Passion Pit, Odd Future, Wolf Gang, Will Kill Them All, Wale, At The Drive In, Garbage, Missy Elliot, Gaslight Anthem, Guided By Voices, AWOLNATION.


  • Show Comments (10)

  • Maddy

    the shins aren’t together would have to be broken bells..

    • Chris

      Wow, somebody doesn’t realize The Shins are touring and playing festivals. And RHCP won’t happen. Theyre playing Chicago at the end of May this year. Lollapalooza is insanely strict on having headliners play that close to the festival. So that prediction just lost one notable name in the headlining category. Also, Sonic Youth playing their final show in Chicago would seem a better fit for Pitchfork Festival.

      • Jim

        Yes, The Shins just announced tour dates and a new album a couple of weeks ago. We’ll see on the RHCP prediction. You’re absolutely correct on the ordinance rule, but when My Morning Jacket toured (either last year or the year before), they played the Chicago Theatre in May as well as Lolla in August. That was the only case that comes to mind of that rule not applying, though.

      • N1987

        Also Metallica will be playing at Mexico from August 1 to August 7

      • Mac

        Foo Fighters played at the Metro on August 6th and Lollapalooza on August 7th last year. So I don’t think they’re that strict…

  • Mike

    At The Drive-In? Sold.

  • Hip Hop Democrat

    I love how they have Odd Future as 3 different

    Also, Missy Elliot, Beyonce? I’m not too thrilled about this lineup, hopefully it’s not set in stone..

  • James

    Metallica is in Mexico during the entirety of Lollapalooza. Unless they come for just one day….

  • CirC Money

    Passion Pit & AWOLNATION. There.

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