The Lollapalooza music festival headline acts have been leaked, and it includes Mumford & Sons and Vampire Weekend.
According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the lineup will also include the Killers, Phoenix, the Postal Service and the National.
The long-running fest, still considered one of the best in the world, takes place at Grant Park in Chicago on August 2 – 4.
The official lineup announcement will take place next month, with early bird tickets set to go on sale next Tuesday. Similar to last year, over 100 artists are expected to grace eight stages over the three days.
Earlier reports had a wide variety of acts rumoured to possibly play, including the Cure, the Flaming Lips, Blur, MGMT and Jay-Z (see the “concert bill” poster that made the Internet rounds last month below).
Before they hit the stage at Lollapalooza, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix and the Postal Service will also be playing the Coachella Music Festival, (which yours truly will be covering live from California), which runs from April 12-14.
The lineup continues to expand in rapid numbers for next month’s Grammy Awards.
Grammy nominees The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood and Jack White are all scheduled to take the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.
Song of the Year nom Ed Sheeran is also tapped to duet with six-time Grammy winner Elton John, and country stars Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will also pair up for the 55th annual event.
Other performers already announced include The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, fun., Rihanna and Taylor Swift.
White, who has nine Grammys on his bookshelf already, is nominated in three different categories: Album of the Year, Best Rock Album (“Blunderbuss”) and Best Rock Song (“Freedom at 21″ – watch below).
The show airs Feb. 10 from 8-11:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Yours truly as well as fellow scribe Mark Daniell will be giving instant reviews of each and every act on Grammy night. Follow us on Twitter: @johnwillms and @markhdaniell.
For Mumford & Sons, it could be considered sales of biblical proportions, and for Gwen Stefani and co., it’s no doubt a huge disappointment.
The English folk rockers latest offering, “Babel,” hit the chart big time on both sides of the border this week, hitting No. 1 with ease, while No Doubt‘s first studio album in 11 years, “Push & Shove” whimpered in at No. 5 here in Canada, with measly sales of 8,000.
M&S’s “Babel” accomplished the top Great White North billing with healthy sales of 75,000, making it the best debut of 2012, while south of the border the album rung up 600,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan number crunchers.
Other first week appearances included Toronto’s own DJ extraordinaire Deadmau5 at No. 2 with “Album Title Goes Here” (13,000), and Green Day‘s first of three consecutive releases, “”¡Uno!” (12,000), at No. 3.