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Radiohead to Headline Lollapaloza and 2 Other North American Festivals in Leaked Announcement

by William Hoffman   Jan 22, 2016 14:16 PM EST

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Radiohead last headlined the Chicago music festival Lollapalooza back in 2008 and the band is reportedly returning for the event's 25th anniversary this year.

Consequence of Sound, the same folks who broke the announcement that Pearl Jam would be headlining Bonnaroo Music Festival this year, is reporting that sources have confirmed Radiohead as headliners for Lollapalooza as well as San Francisco's Outside Lands and Montreal's Osheaga Music Festivals.

For many, Lollapalooza will be the big festival draw, taking place during the course of four days from July 28 - 31 at Chicago's Grant Park. This will be the band's first return since the release of In Rainbows.

Earlier this week, Radiohead officially announced its return to the live circuit with three European festival appearances at Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival from June 2 to 4, Switzerland's OpenAir St Gallen Festival on July 2 and Lisbon's NOS Alice Festival on July 8.

Organizers of Lollapalooza have neither denied nor confirmed the report and it's believed an official lineup announcement is due sometime in the spring. It's highly speculated LCD Sound System will be part of the anniversary celebration, as the returning band has been racking up a string of festival spots this summer.

Radiohead performed at Outside Lands (August 5-7) back in 2008 as well and when asked about the band performing this year a representative said, "We would be thrilled to have Radiohead headline Outside Lands, but we do not announce our lineup for a couple of months," according to Consequence of Sound.

Osheaga (July 29-31) founder Nick Farkas told The Toronto Sun last year that he always starts a conversation about the festival's lineup asking, "What is Radiohead doing?" This would be the band's first performance at the Canadian festival.

All of this is of course ahead of the band's follow-up to 2011's The King Of Limbs and the yet-unnamed album is likely to be just as unconventional in its release as the band's previous albums have been. Expect the unexpected when it comes to Radiohead, because the album could drop at any moment in any format imaginable utilizing experimental forms of purchasing.

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