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News Tue Feb 16 2010

2010 Lolla Rumor Mill Already Churning

It happens earlier and earlier every year, and while it's hard to think about with a foot of snow still on the ground, there is already speculation about who you will be braving the blazing heat and sun to see headline Lollapalooza in August.

Lady Gaga, Green Day and Soundgarden topped the list (via Chicagoist, The Daily Swarm), with The Trib's Greg Kot later reporting Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Yeasayer, the xx, Dirty Projectors, Cut Copy and Hot Chip are also slated to be a part of the festivities.

Although I would love to see Gaga live, I was a lot more pumped (and a little relieved) to hear about the second batch of artists. What about you? What do you think of the rumored leaks so far? Who else would you like to see take the stage at Lolla this year?

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Jason / February 16, 2010 2:08 PM

WTF?? Lady Gaga?? I've been to Lolla every year so far and this would not be the best line up!
I was hoping for Arcade Fire and possibly Faith No More!!!!

Stephanie / February 16, 2010 3:54 PM

For me, the best Lolla headliners are large-name acts that would be cool to say I'd seen live, but never in a million years would I pay to see otherwise.

So acts like Green Day or Lady Gaga would get me pretty excited, actually. I'd be disappointed if Arcade Fire were headlining, as I'd rather see them play their own headlining show elsewhere.

Trey / February 24, 2010 1:52 PM

The Strokes will be there? Is casablancas back with the band?

Guess I'm a little saddened to not see that fireflies guy...would fit up there with some of the other artist

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