Lollapalooza Stages Comeback

**FILE** The Red Hot Chili Peppers arrive for the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards in a Sept. 7, 2000, photo at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The group, Kanye West, and Wilco are among over 120 acts to perform at this year's Lollapalooza festival. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
AP Photo/Tina Fineberg
Kanye West, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Wilco are among more than 120 acts scheduled to perform at this year's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.

The announced lineup is about twice the number of acts on stage for last year's festival, when Lollapalooza was first downsized from a coast-to-coast tour to a weekend event in Chicago.

Lollapalooza 2006 is planned for Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Other acts are expected to include Common, Death Cab for Cutie, the Flaming
Lips, Queens of the Stone Age, the Shins, Iron & Wine and the Raconteurs, the new band formed by Jack White and Brendan Benson.

"We want the fans to discover and explore," said festival founder and former Jane's Addiction front man Perry Farrell in a statement. "That's what Lollapalooza is all about: sounds of all genres swirling about as you walk through the expanse of Grant Park."

Farrell created Lollapalooza in 1991, touring the country with alternative acts such as Pearl Jam, Green Day and Beck.

The festival was dormant from 1998-2002. The 2003 incarnation wasn't as successful as past festivals, and 2004's event was canceled. Farrell then sold the brand to Capital Sports & Entertainment, which also manages the Austin City Limits music festival.

After being re-imagined as a "destination experience" last year, this year's Lollapalooza will expand to three days, a day longer than in 2005.

Here's the festival lineup to date:

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kanye West
Manu Chao
Death Cab For Cutie
The Raconteurs
The Flaming Lips
Queens of the Stone Age
2The Shins
Ryan Adams
Umphrey's McGee
Sonic Youth
Thievery Corporation
Nickel Creek
Blues Traveler
Broken Social Scene
The New Pornographers
Iron & Wine
Poi Dog Pondering
The Secret Machines
Panic! At the Disco
The Disco Biscuits
Reverend Horton Heat
The Smoking Popes
Andrew Bird
Gnarls Barkley
Lyrics Born
Lady Sovereign
Nada Surf
The Frames
The Hold Steady
The Go! Team
Mates of State
The Redwalls
Mute Math
The Subways
Of Montreal
Blue October
Jeremy Enigk
Living Things
Sound Team
The M's
Hot Chip
The Benevento-Russo Duo
Matt Costa
The New Amsterdams
deadboy & the Elephantmen
The Burden Brothers
What Made Milwaukee Famous
Husky Rescue
The Towers of London
Ohmega Watts
Boy Kill Boy
Jim Noir
The Standard
Be Your Own Pet
Elvis Perkins
Trevor Hall