SOURCE: Lollapalooza

April 22, 2005 12:00 ET

Parkways Foundation Announces 2005 Lollapalooza Dates in Chicago's Grant Park

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 22, 2005 -- Parkways Foundation has finalized details for this year's Lollapalooza festival. The event will take place in Chicago's Grant Park on July 23 & 24. Referred to as the city's "front yard," Grant Park is right in the heart of downtown Chicago and is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan.

Capital Sports & Entertainment (CSE) and Charles Attal Presents, producers of the successful Austin City Limits Festival, have joined to revitalize the Lollapalooza brand by bringing in their unique take on the music festival set up and directive. "Lollapalooza is an experience, not just a concert," said CSE spokesperson Charlie Jones. "The venue, environment, and community are critical in shaping that experience. We want this to be an event that the city can own and embrace. Grant Park is a beautiful green space, is convenient and accessible for attendees, and is a signature contributor to quality of life in this city. It's as much a star as any performer on stage."

"We at Parkways Foundation are thrilled at the opportunity Capital Sports & Entertainment has provided for us with this new revenue source!" said Parkways Foundation President, Noren Ungaretti. "This will help us do even more for the families who use Chicago's parks."

The 2-day event will showcase over 60 bands on 5 stages and will incorporate art, fashion, food, and activities for kids, cultural elements and sensory surprises that the Lollapalooza experience is known for.

Lollapalooza offered 2000 two-day passes for a deeply discounted $35. The Lollapalooza subscriber e-list was notified via email and the web site communicated the sale as well. The 2000 tickets sold in approximately 80 minutes. As a bonus to those who took the leap of faith and purchased early, these 2000 passes are specially printed souvenir tickets.

Tickets go on sale on April 22nd, just following the Lollapalooza press conference (taking place in Chicago) via www.lollapalooza.com.

At current, the band line up includes: Ambulance LTD, The Arcade Fire, Billy Idol, The Black Keys, Blonde Redhead, Blue Merle, The Bravery, Cake, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Changes, The Dandy Warhols, Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, DeSoL, Dinosaur Jr., Digable Planets, G. Love & Special Sauce, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, The Killers, Liz Phair, Los Amigos Invisibles, Louis XIV, M83, Pixies, The Redwalls, Tegan and Sara, The Walkmen, The Warlocks, Weezer, Widespread Panic, World Leader Pretend, Z-Trip.

Organized in 1991 by Jane's Addiction front man Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza was a pivotal moment in alternative music history. The festival was the first large-scale showcase in the US for the burgeoning alternative music scene. It ran for 7 straight years before taking a break.

Lollapalooza is presented by Parkways Foundation and produced by Capital Sports & Entertainment and Charles Attal Presents. They are partnered with Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza founder and creative consultant, and William Morris Agency. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Parkways, a non-profit organization that brings private investment to enhance Chicago's neighborhood parks.

For more information on Lollapalooza go to www.lollapalooza.com

About Parkways Foundation

Parkways Foundation was organized in 1994 as the philanthropic partner of the Chicago Park District to bring private investment to enrich the physical and cultural landscape of Chicago neighborhood parks. The current Parkways project is Columbus Park Playground, Chicago's first public barrier free playground. This playground will give children with special needs and their families the opportunity to experience the magic of play. Past projects Parkways has funded range from the Elizabeth Morse Genius Children's Garden at Garfield Park Conservatory and the nature classroom at the Humboldt Park Boathouse, to programs such as Summer Camp Scholarships, Junior Earth Team and Alvin Ailey Dance Camp.

About Capital Sports & Entertainment

CSE is an integrated management and marketing agency providing services to athletes, artists, events and entertainment brands. Marquee clients include six-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, National Medal of Arts winner Austin City Limits and the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, and the Saveur Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival.

About Charles Attal Presents

Charles Attal Presents is an independent promotion company based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1997 by Charles Attal, CAP is the exclusive talent buyer for Stubb's BBQ (Austin), Gypsy Tea Room (Dallas), Trees (Dallas), the Austin City Limits Festival and the Austin City Limits television show. CAP also works with Starbucks and Harrah's Casinos to promote shows nationwide. Attal has been nominated numerous times for "Talent Buyer of the Year" in the prestigious Pollstar CIC awards, promotes over 700 shows a year and was listed in Pollstar as the 20th ranked promoter worldwide as measured by tickets sold.

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