Perry Farrell On Lollapalooza Lineup Leak: ‘It’s Been A Thorn In Our Side’

With yesterday’s official announcement of this year’s Lollapalooza lineup, the festival’s founder Perry Farrell called in to Chicago sister station WXRT from Lollapalooza Brazil to discuss the lineup, as well as frustrations with it being leaked a week early. Weeks and months before that, 2013′s lineup rumors were disseminated online via leakers on Twitter and fake posters, as they have in the past.

“It’s a pain in the butt,” Farrell said of Lolla lineup leaks. “It’s like you want to ask someone to marry you, and your friend jumps in and says, ‘Hey, he’s going to ask you to marry him.’ You don’t want to hear it from that person,” adding, “It’s been a thorn in our side.”

Farrell was far more effusive when talking about this year’s headliners, including New Order and the Cure.

“Yeah, everyone is super excited for The Cure; they are like a fine wine, their songs have grown graceful and better with age,” he said. “If you would have told me in the early ‘90s that New Order and The Cure would both be playing, I would freak out.”



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