As per tradition, the Lollapalooza lineup leaked the night before it is officially scheduled to be announced (that's at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 7 -- or about seven hours from now). Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times had the honor of the big reveal.
Added to previously announced headliners Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Wilco, Kanye West and the Raconteurs are a ton more big names, including Love & Rockets (!), Explosions in the Sky, the National, Cat Power, Mark Ronson, Okkervil River, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Lupe Fiasco, Brand New, Gogol Bordello and Flogging Molly. (The full lineup's after the jump.)
Why this matters for St. Louis -- besides the fact that the festival is the closest big event within driving distance of the city -- is that many acts swing through town on their way to and from the fest. So in the coming months, perhaps we'll see some excellent bands stop by the Lou again (or for the very first time in awhile). Who would you like to see play St. Louis?
Radiohead Rage Against the Machine Nine Inch Nails Kanye West Wilco The Raconteurs Louis XIV Love and Rockets Gnarls Barkley Bloc Party The Black Keys Broken Social Scene Lupe Fiasco Flogging Molly Mark Ronson Cat Power The National G. Love & Special Sauce Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Explosions in the Sky Brand New Gogol Bordello Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Dierks Bentley Okkervil River Amadou & Mariam Blues Traveler John Butler Trio Girl Talk Your Vegas CSS Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves Battles Steel Train Jamie Lidell Bang Camaro Butch Walker The Blakes Mates of State Tally Hall Spank Rock White Lies Brazilian Girls Magic Wands Chromeo Electric Touch Duffy Innerpartysystem The Kills The Postelles Rogue Wave The Parlor Mob The Go! Team Bald Eagle Mason Jennings Krista The Gutter Twins Ha Ha Tonka Yeasayer Witchcraft Grizzly Bear We Go To 11 MGMT Sofia Talvik The Weakerthans Booka Shade Santogold Black Kids Black Lips Dr. Dog Nicole Atkins & the Sea The Ting Tings Kid Sister Office The Cool Kids What Made Milwaukee Famous Does It Offend You, Yeah? The Whigs Manchester Orchestra Foals Uffie The Octopus Project Cadence Weapon Ferras De Novo Dahl Noah and the Whale Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s K’NAAN Serena Ryder Newton Faulkner