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Lollapalooza schedule up: Headliner decisions

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The full schedule for this summer's Lollapalooza is posted now, and the choices of what to see are occasionally as difficult as expected.

Each night of the three-day concert festival, Aug. 2-4 in Chicago's Grant Park, four acts will jockey for dominance -- two main headliners on the two biggest stages, plus one final act each night at the Perry's dance stage and the smaller Grove stage.

On Friday, Aug. 2, Nine Inch Nails and the Killers divide the main crowd, with Lana Del Rey no doubt packing the Grove stage and Steve Aoki thumping at Perry's. (New Order and Hot Chip provide nice lead-ins for the Killers; Queens of the Stone Age rock the north end before NIN.)

Saturday, Aug. 3, won't be a difficult choice for the two disparate crowds following Mumford & Sons vs. the Postal Service reunion. (The Lumineers lead into Mumford & Sons -- how will we tell the difference?) Steve Angello's at Perry's, and Azealia Banks is another intriguing option on the Grove stage.

For Sunday, Aug. 4, the decision comes down to how happy or mopey you prefer your '80s guitar rhythms. The main stages divide between the Cure in the south and Phoenix in the north. (Any wagers on whether R. Kelly joins Phoenix here, as he did at Coachella?) Knife Party's at Perry's, while the intriguing Cat Power entrances the Grove.

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