Lollapalooza’s 2010 lineup: If you want it, you’ll have to work for it

the-strokesImage Credit: Cody SmythWant to know the lineup for your favorite annual music festival? Then you better like playing games. Not the Kobe Bryant kind, or even the Matthew Broderick kind, but, like, the slow-day-in-detention kind.

First, Bonnaroo made anxious fans wait for a MySpace cuckoo clock to announce a single artist every six minutes; now, Lollapalooza is presenting its lineup via a rock-themed game of Hangman. So far, all we’ve got to go on is “O”s, from which Rolling Stone has already extrapolated a number of featured guests, including Soundgarden, the Strokes, Devo, Spoon, The National, Gogol Bordello and Hot Chip; to confirm rumored appearances from O-less acts Lady Gaga, Green Day and Arcade Fire, you’ll have to buy another vowel. (Or more accurately, wait until the Lolla site rolls it out).

Kind of toeing the line here on the clever vs.might-hate-this matrix; I get the idea of teasing it out, but it’s a slippery slope from here to doing Sudoku for Sasquatch. Too cranky? Tell me in the comments below.

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  • Scott P

    This has been one of the most fun days of the year for the fans on the Lollapalooza board, we haven’t had any problem with it and have probably cracked something like 40 bands now.

  • Eliza vb

    Why would they make the tickets available but not the line up? I know they always have a great line up but I would like to see what I am paying $190 for

    • krentisthedentist

      Take a gamble, get a discount. Simple as that. You can always sell it later for more money

  • chissy n

    cannot wait for lolla ’10–so much new music. i’m currently obsessed with gogol bordello. “pala tute” is my anthem of the moment. album comes out soon! finallyy

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