Is This Leaked Lollapalooza Lineup on the Level?

Is the 2012 Lollapalooza lineup set in stone? If this grainy snapshot of a piece of paper is to be believed, then the annual music festival will be headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White and Florence + The Machine, with The Shins, At the Drive-In, Justice, The Weeknd, Sigur Ros, and more swooping in for the supporting time slots. It could be completely b.s. — again, it’s a grainy snapshot of a piece of paper — but the lineup seems very appropriate to Lollapalooza’s big tent appeal, and some of the acts have already been hinted at through promotion on Chicago’s transportation system. Check out the full (rumored) lineup over at Pretty Much Amazing

There may be one fly in the ointment: Black Sabbath previously cancelled a summer tour due to guitarist Tony Iommi’s lymphona treatment, and because drummer Bill Ward had previously expressed reluctance to do the reunion without being fairly compensated. But as this Rolling Stone report notes, Sharon Osbourne said that the band would be playing one American show in August — and, as it turns out, Lollapalooza happens to be American, a show, and in August. There’s your smoking gun if there ever was one. At any rate, we’ll know by Wednesday when the lineup is officially announced. There will be all sorts of fun to had at the festival regardless of who’s playing, as you can see below.

Coachella Line-Up Good News for Refused & At the Drive-In Fans

And yea, the children will come from miles around to sweat in the desert, take colorful drugs and listen to reunited Swedish punk bands. Two of the biggest surprises in the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup announced on Monday were reunion shows from Refused and post-hardcore cult favorites At The Drive-In, who broke their 11-year silence on Twitter.

Other recently-reformed or resurgent acts to join the bill include Britpop icons Pulp, who reunited for the festival circuit last year, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum. The Black Keys, Radiohead and a double-header of Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg will headline their respective days, with the latter presumably bookending their set with "Nuthin but a ‘G’ Thang’ and ‘Gin and Juice.’

Other names on the bill include Swedish House Mafia, Arctic Monkeys, Justice, Florence & The Machine, DJ Shadow, Beirut, The Weeknd, Afrojack, Bon Iver, Kaskade, Andrew Bird, SBTRKT, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, St. Vincent, Martin Solveig, M83, Cat Power, Frank Ocean, WU LYF, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Black Lips, Childish Gambino, Wild Flag and recent BlackBook feature subject Gotye.  

For the first time ever, the festival will be held over two consecutive weekends, with the lineups playing the same corresponding days. Three-day passes will be available beginning Friday at 10am PST and range from $285 general passes to $665 for VIP arrangements.