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Lollapalooza bringing dance focus to Chicago

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2012 file photo shows Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, posing for a portrait in New York. Lollapalooza, starting Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, on Chicago’s lakefront will have well-known headliners, like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys, but it also will have a special focus on dance music. Two electronic heavyweights, Avicii and Justice, will play main stage show this year. Festival founder and Jane’s Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell said he looks at his more than 130-artist lineup as a guide to what’s happening in music. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)FILE - This Jan. 23, 2012 file photo shows Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, posing for a portrait in New York. Lollapalooza, starting Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, on Chicago’s lakefront will have well-known headliners, like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys, but it also will have a special focus on dance music. Two electronic heavyweights, Avicii and Justice, will play main stage show this year. Festival founder and Jane’s Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell said he looks at his more than 130-artist lineup as a guide to what’s happening in music. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

CHICAGO (AP) — Get ready to dance, Lollapalooza fans.

This year's three-day, sold-out mega-festival that starts Friday on Chicago's lakefront will have well-known headliners like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys. But it also will have a special focus on dance music. Two electronic heavyweights, Avicii and Justice, will play main stage shows this year.

FILE - This July 17, 2012 file photo shows Haley Reinhart attending the "GRAMMY Camp Guest Professional Day" in Los Angeles. Lollapalooza, starting Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, on Chicago’s lakefront will have well-known headliners, like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys, but it also will have a special focus on dance music. Two electronic heavyweights, Avicii and Justice, will play main stage show this year. Festival founder and Jane’s Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell said he looks at his more than 130-artist lineup as a guide to what’s happening in music. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP, file)FILE - This July 17, 2012 file photo shows Haley Reinhart attending the "GRAMMY Camp Guest Professional Day" in Los Angeles. Lollapalooza, starting Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, on Chicago’s lakefront will have well-known headliners, like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys, but it also will have a special focus on dance music. Two electronic heavyweights, Avicii and Justice, will play main stage show this year. Festival founder and Jane’s Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell said he looks at his more than 130-artist lineup as a guide to what’s happening in music. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP, file)

Festival founder and Jane's Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell says he looks at the lineup of more than 130 artists as a guide to what's happening in music.

The festival also is expanding the stage that has hosted dance and electronica acts. Last year's tent didn't allow enough room for the more than 15,000 fans who wanted in.

Ferrell started the festival in 1991. It is in Chicago for the eighth year, taking up more than 115 acres and eight stages.