Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup Leak: Is It Real Or Fake?

The authenticity behind the picture is questionable, but the bands are predictable.

It still blows my mind how Lollapalooza sells out every year before the lineup is even announced. If I had bought a 3 day pass, I would have been pissed at this “leaked” lineup. If there is anything worth seeing to me, I’ll snag an overpriced day pass on one of the second hand ticket sites rather than drop $200 on a blind. Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but they will be soon so keep a sharp eye.

lollapalooza 2013 lineup leak rumors

here it is: the infamous screenshot of the 2013 lollapalooza leak

Reactions to the 2013 Lollapalooza lineup from around the web:

“This happens every year, and for the most part, it’s always bullshit.”-

“This lineup seems to be somewhat legitimate, always having a diverse lineup including rap, rock and roll, and electronic music. The leak is not too much of a surprise, just last year the lineup was (accurately) leaked about 4 months before the summer festival. There was also another leak around this same time last year, just 5 days off, that turned out to be mostly incorrect.” –

“We can neither confirm nor deny the rumored acts, but it should be a good time if a few of them take the stage in Grant Park throughout the weekend.” –

The complete 2013 Rumor Lineup

The Cure, Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Blur, Skrillex, How To Destroy Angels, Feed Me, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Eels, Tegan & Sara, Alabama Shakes, My Bloody Valentine, Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Above and Beyond, Boards Of Canada, Lower Dens, Claude Von Stroke, IO Echo, Purity Ring, CHVRCHES, Alt-J, STRFKR, The Vaccines, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Anyway, if you like what you see and want to get your ticket before anyone else, here’s a coupon for 10% off one of those criminally overpriced second hand ticket retailers. Code: VALENTINE10.


  1. The lineup is fan made. last year’s was made by bryn rich aka @brynrich aka brynrich on the lolla forums. He made the lineup last year and this year’s was made by another very active user in the lolla forums..more than likely either a user called garpo or johnd(the lineup matches his top artist list for lolla exactly)..there are speculation about it being a couple of chicago radio personalities as well(but we rnt sure)
    the lineups are made by compiling data for tours and other concerts. the source code for the lolla lineup page is downloaded from last year’s page and the band names and replaced with the speculated ones. Very easy to do.
    i personally spoke with bryn regarding the newest lineups and he said it isn’t him, but then sarcastically said or is it. Last year he did “to fuck with the media”. this year is probably more of the same.
    for more info check out where the twitter convos and other updates are located including lineup leaks…newest leak is Wu Tang clan and a certain mau5 ;) check out the link for all the info

    • chicagoranter says:

      haha! just as I suspected! thanks for filling me in and nice blog by the way. I’ll be sure to follow and keep in the know as the Lolla announcements start coming in


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