Balloon & Field Museum

So Perry Ferrel must not have liked all those little Lollapalooza lineup rumors and leaks from Jim DeRo. He apparently gave the industry reporter a new label: “Pepe Le Pew.” But whatever little drama happened between these two is now beside the point, as Lolla has announced the full 2008 lineup to the Internet masses. We already knew those BIG headliners, but now we’ve got the full monty to view in all its glory.

Lollapalooza 2008 Lineup

Rage Against the Machine
Nine Inch Nails
Kanye West
The Raconteurs
Louis XIV
Love and Rockets
Gnarls Barkley
Bloc Party
The Black Keys
Broken Social Scene
Lupe Fiasco
Flogging Molly
Mark Ronson
Cat Power
The National
G. Love & Special Sauce
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Explosions in the Sky
Brand New
Gogol Bordello
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Dierks Bentley
Okkervil River
Amadou & Mariam
Blues Traveler
John Butler Trio
Girl Talk
Your Vegas
Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves
Steel Train
Jamie Lidell
Bang Camaro
Butch Walker
The Blakes
Mates of State
Tally Hall
Spank Rock
White Lies
Brazilian Girls
Magic Wands
Electric Touch
The Kills
The Postelles
Rogue Wave
The Parlor Mob
The Go! Team
Bald Eagle
Mason Jennings
The Gutter Twins
Ha Ha Tonka
Grizzly Bear
We Go To 11
Sofia Talvik
The Weakerthans
Booka Shade
Black Kids
Black Lips
Dr. Dog
Nicole Atkins & the Sea
The Ting Tings
Kid Sister
The Cool Kids
What Made Milwaukee Famous
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The Whigs
Manchester Orchestra
The Octopus Project
Cadence Weapon
De Novo Dahl
Noah and the Whale
Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s
Serena Ryder
Newton Faulkner

Advance three-day passes are now on sale for a limited time for $190 (after which the price increases to $205) at

The headliners have already made quite a statement, but it is the medium- and small-sized bands that usually tend to give this festival its depth. So what do all of you folks think? Seems like they’ve definitely picked up on some of the key 2007-08 indie rock favs. Is this on par with previous years? A step up?