With more than 100 bands on
five main stages spanning the entirety of Grant Park for three days, Aug.
4-6, Lollapalooza will provide more music than even the most ardent fan can
possibly take in.
But promoters have just made it easier for festivalgoers to plan their
weekend by releasing the schedule for all of the performers.
Friday's bill will
climax with the Violent Femmes and Sleater-Kinney on opposite stages at 7:30
p.m. and Death Cab for Cutie and Ween playing against each other at 8:30
are the Flaming Lips and Common at 6:30 p.m., the New Pornographers and
Thievery Corporation at 7:30 and Manu Chao and Kanye West at 8:30. (Since
they're sharing the same stage for subsequent sets, it's almost a sure bet
that hometown heroes and longtime friends and collaborators West and Common
will take part in one another's performances.)
The festival will draw
to a close on Sunday with the choice of catching Wilco or the Queens of the
Stone Age at 6:30 p.m. and Broken Social Scene or Blues Traveler at 7:30,
before the Red Hot Chili Peppers end the weekend playing unopposed at 8:15
Tickets are on sale
($140 plus a $16 service charge for a three-day pass, increasing to $150
plus service charges closer to the concert date) and the complete schedule
is online at www.lollapalooza.com.