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Chicago -- 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.

Swedish DJ-producer Tim Bergling, who performs as Avicii, sees his Lollapalooza performance as an example of dance music's growing popularity.

"It's just been blowing up so rapidly," Bergling said. "It's really interesting to see the bigger festivals getting into it now and recognizing the genre."

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.

"It's not just alternative rock that's happening," Farrell said in April when the lineup was announced. "You've got Avicii headlining this thing »


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