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Exclusive: Lollapalooza Lineup Leaks

April 11, 2007 5:20 PM ET

The official Lollapalooza site says the lineup won't hit the wires until tomorrow...but an ad for the festival published in a local Wisconsin paper found its way to our desks. Technically the weekly doesn't come out until tomorrow but it's available in some places early, as in on Wednesdays, as in today. So, as you can see, the bold names appearing at the resurged Lollapalooza festival on August 3-5th include Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Snow Patrol, the Stooges, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, TV on The Radio, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, Patti Smith, Regina Spektor, Lupe Fiasco, Amy Winehouse, the Hold Steady, and many more. Let the feasting on organic vegan burritos while rocking out begin.

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