Lollapalooza is the ultimate destination of music fans. This festival not only delivers an unforgettable experience every time but also gives fans a chance to interact with their favorite stars from the music industry. Over the years, Lollapalooza has become one of the biggest musical extravaganzas in the world and is attended by millions each year.
The 2017 edition of Lollapalooza was a big success. The US part of the festival took place in Chicago from August 3rd to 6th. Apart from Chicago, it was also held in Argentina, France, Germany, Chile and Brazil. If you could not attend the festival this time around then don’t worry because Lollapalooza will be returning in 2018. So, grab a pair of Lollapalooza tickets now and enjoy this spectacle live.
A Brief History of Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza was an idea conceived by Jane’s Addiction’s, Perry Farrell. Inspired by the Gathering of the Tribes concerts, Farrell created the festival as a farewell tour for his group in 1990. Now it takes place annually and is not restricted to a single genre.
Lollapalooza began as a touring festival that travelled across the United States and Canada. The festival kicked off in 1991. It toured North America from July 18, 1991 to August 28, 1991. That year, some of the biggest names from the music industry played music at Lollapalooza including, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, Living Color, Violent Femmes, Rollins Band and Ice T & Body Count among others.
The Evolution of Lollapalooza
During its initial years, Perry Farrell depended heavily on alternative and grunge acts, since these two genres were booming at the time. The show enjoyed a lot of success as a result of that but because of alternative rock music’s declining popularity the festival was cancelled in 1998. However in 2003, Lollapalooza was revived. Since 2005, the festival has been taking place at the Grant Park in Chicago. In 2011, the festival was performed outside of the United States for the first time when it made its way to Chile’s capital, Santiago. Since then it has evolved into a global phenomenon.
What to Expect
There is a reason why music fans from all around the world attend Lollapalooza every year. The festival is loaded with great music and there are a lot of other fun activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends. For example, you can get an autograph from your favorite performing acts. Another thing that makes Lollapalooza different is that it also showcases dance and comedy performances. If that’s not enough, then there are different visual artists who always put up a great show for the fans in attendance.
Famous Artists at Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza has been rocked by many great names from the music industry over the years. Here are just a few of those:
Lady Gaga - Lady Gaga is one of the biggest pop stars in the world, who has won six Grammy Awards to prove that. Moreover, she has dropped four consecutive number one albums, ‘Born This Way,’ ‘Artpop,’ ‘Cheek to Cheek’ and ‘Joanne.’ She has performed twice at the Lollapalooza in 2007 and 2010.
Eminem - Eminem is another big name that has delivered some electrifying performances at Lollapalooza on more than one occasion. He has made it to the Rolling Stone’s list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’ and was called, ‘King of Hip Hop’ by the same publication. He has won fifteen Grammys and has churned out two diamond selling studio albums in a row, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ and ‘The Eminem Show.’
The Killers - The Las Vegas based alternative rock outfit, The Killers have also played numerous times at Lollapalooza. They are one of the most successful groups around and have won three BRIT Awards. Moreover, the quartet has sold in excess of twenty two million albums globally. On September 22, 2017, they spawned their fifth album, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ which became their first studio effort to chart at the top spot on the Billboard 200.
Other Artists - Other than these stars, acts like Calvin Harris, Krewella, Deadmau5, Muse, Kid Cudi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Kanye West have all performed at the festival.
Lollapalooza Ticket Prices
Lollapalooza is all set to thrill music fans in 2018. The festival is scheduled to take place at the Grant Park in Chicago. The spectacle will run there from August 2nd to 5th. Besides Chicago, this musical extravaganza will also be held at the O’Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, from March 16th to 18th and at the Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo, Brazil, from March 23rd to 25th.
This is your chance to attend the festival live. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets early if you want to enjoy the spectacle, but before you do that, take a look at the Lollapalooza ticket prices to avoid any hassle.