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Pearl Jam planning festival for 20th anniversary

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Rockers Pearl Jam are planning a summer spectacular to mark their 20th anniversary of their first album, 1991's "Ten."

The group is in secret talks to take over a venue in "the middle of America" for a weekend and stage a two-day festival featuring friends.

Manager Kelly Curtis tells Rolling Stone magazine the celebration will tie in with a new Cameron Crowe-directed documentary about the band, and Pearl Jam will headline both nights.

Bassist Jeff Ament says, "We've played enough festivals that we know what makes them exciting. We want to give people places to go that aren't necessarily musical -- second stages and all that kind of stuff. We're asking our friends if they want to play a couple of shows with us."

Also this year, the band is releasing deluxe reissues of their second and third albums, 1993's "Vs." and 1994's "Vitalogy." The Crowe film, expected to open in late summer, chronicles the bands entire career.

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