Lollapalooza fans can start making their plans for fest


June 23, 2006


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 p.m.

Saturday's headliners 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 p.m.

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