We’ve already speculated as to why there’s a good chance we’ll see The Cure and New Order on the bill of August’s Lollapalooza, and now comes a photo of what’s purported to be a poster featuring the Chicago festival’s yet-to-be-announced lineup, headlined by Robert Smith and Co. and also featuring New Order and Trent Reznor’s reactivated Nine Inch Nails.
The poster (via Chain of Flowers) also features the bands — Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Killers, The National and Postal Service — that Chicago Tribune critic Greg Kot last week reported would be among the performers at the festival, set for Aug. 2-4 in Chicago’s Grant Park.
A photo of the same poster design used as a magazine ad also is circulating online.
UPDATE: The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot confirms the Lollapalooza lineup poster is authentic.
Festival organizers have said they’ll formally announced the lineup
April 9 next week. Three-day GA passes already are sold out, but single-day passes will go on sale when the lineup is revealed.
The same weekend as Lollapalooza, both The Cure and New Order are slated to play the Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts in Montreal. Neither band has announced other North American dates yet this summer, although The Cure — which is headed to Latin America next month — has just confirmed appearances at the Ansan Valley Rock Festival in South Korea on July 26 and the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan on July 28.
New Order has indicated more U.S. concerts are due later this year.
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