Pearl Jam To Headline Lollapalooza

First line-up announcements made for the US rock festival in Chicago

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Pearl Jam are to be the headline closing act at this year’s Lollapalooza rock festival.

Reunited punk rock group the Stooges, chart-topping rockers Modest Mouse and Patti Smith are among the top acts confirmed to play the event taking place in Grant Park Chicago, from August 3 to 5.

Daft Punk, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper, Snow Patrol, The Roots, Kings of Leon, the Black Keys and Spoon are also on the bill.

The three-day event takes place at the end of what has been a busier than usual US festival calendar. California’s Coachella and Tennessee’s Bonnaroo are expanded and Lollapalooza takes place the same weekend as newcomer event, the V Festival in Baltimore, which features headline performances from The Police, The Smashing Pumpkins and the Beastie Boys.

Pearl Jam’s appereance is their first US festival show in nearly a decade. It was their headline performances on the Lollapalooza tour back in 1992 that cemented Pearl Jam’s rise to fame.

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