Lollapalooza extended for 2006

A third day will be added to bash

The Lollapalooza festival is to once again take place in Chicago this year – with a third day added.

This year’s bash will once again take place on Grant Park on the waterfront of the city between August 4 and 6.

As well as the extra day, the event will double in size.

The bash took place in the same venue in 2005 after taking a year off, when the likes of Pixies and Weezer performed. No acts have been announced for the 2006 event yet, thought this year’s plans include an increase to eight stages hosting 130 artists, reports MTV News.

Festival co-founder and former Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell said in a statement: “Lollapalooza is a place where young upstarts become legends, and legends return to claim their fame. For three days this summer, people will come to Chicago to witness musical history in real time.”

With the increase in size of this year’s event, promoters estimate that as many as 225,000 people could attend the show, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Organisers say they intend to announce ticket prices within the next two months.