Lollapalooza is Back!

Published: 2006-02-15
Music festival Lollapalooza is back and bigger than ever.

This year the show will span over three days on August 4 - 6, up from a two day festival last year.

The festival was started in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell. Early shows featured band's like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine. The traveling festival ran every year until 1997 when interest in it began to die down.

But last year saw a revival of Lollapalooza as two day festival in Grant Park in Detroit and fans came back to the festival with bands like Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, Kaiser Chiefs, Weezer and Canadian duo Tegan and Sara amongst many others performed at the show.

Due to the increased interest in the newly revived Lollapalooza the venue has been changed to Hutchinson Field in Chicago and expects up to 225,000 people up from the 65,000 that attended last year. The festival will also be spread over three days rather than two.

Though bands and ticket information have yet to be announced rumors are swirling about who may attend this year's show the most prominent being the whisperings that the reunited Smashing Pumpkins may attend. The Pumpkin's headlined the 1994 show, taking the spot of Nirvana who were scheduled to headline the show but had to cancel due to the death of lead singer Kurt Cobain.

Acts and ticket information will become available in the coming months.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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