Coachella 2006

29 April 2006 - 30 April 2006

Pumpkins reunion for Lollapolooza?

01 February 2006
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With the much-rumoured Smashing Pumpkins reunion now looking like it's not going to happen at Coachella, attentions have focused on the Lollapolooza festival, which has just announced its dates.

Lollapalooza Festival return this year to Chicago's Grant Park from 4-6 August.

Thievery Corporation have told Billboard they'll be playing and those Smashing Pumpkins rumours just won't go away. As previously reported, Billy Corgan has apparently made moves to get the band back together and it was exppected that Coachella would provide the springboard - as it did with Pixies reunion in 2004.

However, with no mention of Smashing Pumpkins in the first Coachella lineup announcement, there are whispers that Corgan and co, who headlined the Lollapolooza tour in 1994, could make a nostalgic return to the 2006 event.

Founded by Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell in 1991, Lollapalooza became one of the best known alternative festivals of the '90s and the ultimate touring circus, stopping at up to 30 US cities each summer.

The festival was eventually pulled in 2004 following poor ticket sales but was revived just a year later as a one-off event in Chicago, featuring Pixies, Kaiser Chiefs, Dinosaur Jr, Weezer, The Killers, and more.

Of course the whole Pumpkins thing could be a load of tosh, but we'll see. Stay posted for more info as it comes in.


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