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Lollapalooza 2010: Lady Gaga to Green Day!

Sasha Perl-Raver is an entertainment journalist living in Los Angeles who has covered the industry for almost a decade.

Lollapalooza 2010 rocks on

Lollapalooza 2010 begins in Chicago. The event was created by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, who conceived and created Lollapalooza back in 1991. Now, Lollapalooza 2010 is back!

Lady Gaga at Lollapalooza 2010

Originally, Lollapalooza 2010 creator Perry Farrell intended it to be a farewell tour for his band, but it turned into a rock sensation the "Alternative Nation" flocked to for most of the 1990s. For flannel-loving grunge groupies, early emo fans and alt-rock scenesters, Lollapalooza was the place to crowd surf and mosh.

But in 1997, it lost its juice, inspiring Spin Magazine to write, "Lollapalooza is as comatose as alternative rock right now."

After a brief revival in 2003, slacking ticket sales forced its cancellation once again in 2004. The next year, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and retooled it into a weekend destination festival in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, where it is expected to run until 2018.

This weekend, Lollapalooza (which means an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance) is set to rock Chicago with a lineup that ranges from Lady Gaga to Green Day to Blues Traveler.

Get your lighters ready and your game face on, it's time to rock Lollapalooza 2010!

South Stage

Friday: Balkan Beat Box, Raphael Saadiq, Devo, Hot Chip, Lady Gaga and Zoe Briskey

Saturday: Rebelution, Blues Traveler, Gogol Bordello, Social Distortion, Green Day

Sunday: Nneka, The Cribs, X Japan, Wolfmother, Soundgarden

Budweiser Stage

Friday: Wavves, Mavis Staples, The New Pornographers, The Black Keys, The Strokes

Saturday: The Soft Pack, Stars, Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Phoenix

Sunday: The Antlers, Blitzen Trapper, Yeasayer, MGMT, Arcade Fire

Playstation Stage

Green Day

Friday: BoB, Los Amigos Invisibles, Drive-By Truckers, Dirty Projectors, Jimmy Cliff

Saturday: The Kissaway Trail, Wild Beasts, The xx, Metric, Cut Copy

Sunday: Miniature Tigers, The Dodos, Mumford & Sons, Mutemath, The National

Adidas Stage

Friday: Javelin, The Walkmen, The Big Pink, Matt & Kim, Chromeo

Saturday: Mimicking Birds, Rogue Wave, Against Me!, AFI, Slightly Stoopid

Sunday: Health, Switchfoot, Minus the Bear, Erykah Badu, Cypress Hill

The Grove

Friday: Foxy Shazam, The Constellations, American Bang, Cymbals Eat Guitars, F**k Buttons, Jamie Lidell

Saturday: The Morning Benders, Harlem, Warpaint, Dawes, Deer Tick, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Sunday: Frank Turner, Company of Thieves, The Ike Reilly Assassination, Hockey, Frightened Rabbit, The Temper Trap

Perry's Stage

Friday: LDJS Remix, BBU, Ancient Astronauts, Ana Sia, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kidz in the Hall, J Cole, Caspa, Erol Alkan, Tiga, 2ManyDJs

Saturday: Lance Herbstrong, Only Children, Vonnegutt, FreeSol, Beats Antique, Wolfgang Gartner, Steve Porter, Joachim Garraud, PerryEtty vs Chris Cox, Kaskade, Rusko, DJ Mel, Empire of the Sun

Sunday: Dani Deahl, Team Bayside High, Felix Cartal, Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls, Nervo, Chiddy Bang, Mexican Institute of Sound, Dirty South, Flosstradamus, Felix da Housecat, Digitalism (DJ Set)

BMI Stage

Friday: These United States, The Ettes, Jukebox the Ghost, My Dear Disco, Semi Precious Weapons, Neon Trees

Saturday: MyNameIsJohnMichael, Skybox, Dragonette, Dan Black, Royal Bangs

Sunday: Son of a Bad Man, Neon Hitch, The Band of Heathens, Freelance Whales, Violent Soho

Kidzapalooza Stage

Friday: The Happiness Club, School of Rock, The Candy Band, Tim and the Space Cadets, Rocknoceros, Ed Kowalczyk, Recess Monkey

Saturday: Tim and the Space Cadets, The Candy Band, Rocknoceros, The Verve Pipe, The Happiness Club, Dan Zanes and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys

Sunday: School of Rock, The Q Brothers, Recess Monkey, Dan Zanes and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Peter Di Setfano & Tor, Thenewno2, Perry Farrell, The Verve Pipe

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