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Fuse to Become Official Lollapalooza Partner

Music festival to be held in Chicago’s Grant Park Aug. 1-3. 7/16/2008 08:25:00 AM Eastern

National music television network Fuse will be the official broadcast partner of the annual Lollapalooza music festival.

Lollapalooza 2008

Fans who are not able to attend the event -- to be held at Grant Park in Chicago Aug. 1-3 -- can watch Fuse for interviews with artists, breaking news and updates.

More than 120 musical acts are slated to perform including Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Kanye West and Gnarls Barkley.

“Fuse is committed to bringing the biggest and best music events to television,” president Eric Sherman said in a statement. “Our presence at Lollapalooza is a great follow-up to our coverage of Bonnaroo, and we’re excited to bring viewers an insider’s look from the festival in Chicago.”

Lollapalooza programming will begin July 28 at 1:30 p.m. (EST), as Fuse will air special Lollapalooza editions of music-video franchise Loaded that will have videos past and present of the festival’s headliners. No. 1 Countdown: Lollapalooza Edition will also air the top videos from this year’s headliners.

From Aug. 2-3, Fuse will broadcast live and breaking coverage from Lollapalooza, which will be hosted by Steven Smith. During the week of Aug. 4, viewers will be able to watch Lollapalooza Rewind Week, which will feature highlights from the event on No. 1 Countdown all week long at 5 p.m.

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