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Lollapalooza Alive and Kicking for ’06

What’s better than partying outdoors for two days in the dead of summer with 65,000 music fans? Rocking out for three days, in the August heat, with around 225,000 people.

Lollapalooza, the music festival that won’t quit, is returning to Chicago this summer and turning it into a three-day event. Organizers expect the extra day will bring in close to four times the number of people who attended last year, according to AP.

The festival will return to the site of last year’s event — Chicago’s Grant Park — from August 4-6, and will include 130 artists over the course of three days. That’s 70 more than last year, when the lineup included acts like the Killers, Dashboard Confessional, the Arcade Fire, and the Pixies. No acts have been announced yet, but organizers say they expect a more diverse roster with even bigger stars. Look for a lineup announcement in March.

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