Lollapalooza tour date set TC

June 01, 1994|By J. D. Considine | J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic

Lollapalooza '94, alternative music's annual traveling circus, will make a local stop on Aug. 8 when the all-day festival plays the Charles Town Raceway in Charles Town, W.Va., it was announced yesterday. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3, at 10 a.m.

This year's bill includes headliners Smashing Pumpkins, plus a wide range of rock, rap and funk acts. Among those featured on the main stage are the Beastie Boys, the Breeders (best known for the hit "Cannonball"), funk legends George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Australian goth rocker Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, grunge rockers L7 (who were featured in the film "Serial Mom") and the Japanese noise-rock band Boredoms.

In addition, there will be a second stage presenting punk rockers Green Day, the self-describing Blast Off Country Style, Lamb Chop, jazzmen the Charlie Hunter Trio, rappers the Fu-Schnickens and ambient popsters Stereolab.

Parking at the raceway is included in the $31 ticket price, although car-pooling is advised. (Charles Town is roughly a 75-minute drive from Baltimore.) There will, however, be a "Charles Town Choo Choo," which will transport Lollapaloozers by train from Washington's Union Station to Harpers Ferry, and then by bus to the venue. Tickets for the Choo-Choo will be in the $100 range and will include food, beer and trinkets. Call (202) 638-2008 for details.

Lollapalooza tickets will be available at Ticketmaster outlets. For phone charge, call (410) 481-6328. There will be no service charge on tickets purchased at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. N.W. in Washington.

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