According to @LollaLeaks, who bills himself as an anonymous Lollapalooza insider, the 2012 headliners will be Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Beck, Beyonce, and Sonic Youth.
Other acts include Skrillex in a set with Korn, Noisia, Bassnecter, M.I.A., Calvin Harris, Flux Pavilion, Wax, Mord Fustang, and Knife Party, The Shins, M83, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Gotye, St. Vincent, Surfer Blood, Kimbra, Real Estate, Crosses, Sleigh Bells, Bombay Bicycle Club, Antlers, Passion Pit, OFWGKTA, Wale, At The Drive In, Garbage, Missy Elliot, Gaslight Anthem, Guided By Voices and others.
While there might be some truth in here somewhere, we really would be shocked to see Beyonce headline the 2012 festival. While we've seen Lollapalooza become more and more mainstream as it progresses, this seems like a huge departure.
Yes, Lady Gaga headlined in 2010 when she was the biggest thing since sliced bread, but this made some sense because she also performed at the 2007 festival on a small stage before she was "it".
Beyonce, who doesn't like her? We like her, but something just doesn't seem right about this sentence:
Beyonce to headline 2012 Lollapalooza.
Regardless of whether or not the queen B resides over this year's Lollapalooza festival, it gives us a chance to post the amazingly catchy (but overplayed) Youtube sensation, Single Ladies:
That video has over 162 million views...maybe Lolla is hoping some of those viewers will show up in 2012.