Lollapalooza Promises 70 Bands On Five Stages

Additional details have come to light about this year’s scaled-down version of Lollapalooza, which, as previously reported, will be held July 23-24 in Chicago’s Grant Park. According to the event’s official Web site, 70 bands are expected to grace five stages. The full lineup will be announced April 22.

For a week beginning Thursday (April 7) or until supplies last, a two-day pass will be available for $35, with a two-ticket limit per credit card. Tickets can be purchased through a link on the Lollapalooza site, which also promises forthcoming information on travel packages.

On the festival grounds, organizers say to expect installations from local and national visual artists, a runway show, the presence of robots and other man-made machines and the screening of a history-spanning Lollapalooza documentary.

The festival is returning this year after a disastrous 2004 when the entire tour was canceled due to sluggish ticket sales. Lollapalooza was to be a two-day traveling affair featuring Morrissey, String Cheese Incident, Wilco, the Pixies, Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth, among others, but was pulled in late June, less than a month before its planned start date.


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