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LOLLAPALOOZA HEADS FOR CHILE

Perry Farrell's Lollapalooza festival is heading south of the border in 2011 - the event will be staged in Santiago, Chile in April.

The rocker has teamed up with Chile’s Lotus Producciones and C3 Presents to stage the two-day event at O'Higgins Park.

Line-up details have yet to be announced but Farrell is convinced the event will be a big hit after visiting the site.

He tells WENN, "O' Higgins Park has a gentle sloping grass viewing area with the Andes Mountains in the distance. There are many trees for shade. One of my favorite aspects to the park is a large round discotheque that houses up to 10,000 people. It is attached to an amusement park with a roller coaster and people scream on it all day. Right now you'll see families spending time in the park. Little kids roaming all over."

Farrell launched Lollapalooza as a touring festival in 1991. In 2005, the event was reborn as a destination festival at Chicago's historic Grant Park.