Lollapalooza, the famous festival, has arrived for the first time in Europe, and comes packed with some of the biggest names in international music.
Closing the first day of the festival are the newly returned Macklemore and Ryan Lewis alongside British band Muse are just two examples of what’s on offer at the festival.
The 12 and 13 September, Berlin transforms into the European capital of music for a weekend lining up Sam Smith, James Bay, Seeds, Bastille, Wolf Alice, The Libertines, Tame Impala and many more. European music fans answered the call and the Festival was sold out days before the event.
But, the Lollapalooza music festival is more than a just a line-up of artists, it also has an amazing 20 years of history. One of the characteristics that makes this event unique is that it was created and started by the musician Perry Farrel from the band Jane’s Addiction in 1991, and since 2005 has found become a permanent fixture as one of the big music events of the city of Chicago.
Almost everyone who is anyone in the modern music industry has stepped on the Lolla’s stage; Colplay, The Killers, Foo Fighters to Paul McCartney or Lady Gaga, have all performed at the US Lollapalooza through the years.
Since 2010 the Festival decided to travel overseas and has already taken in Brazil and Chile. Finally the time for Europe has come.
Lollapalooza is keeping its roots and essence based on diversity and musical quality as it heads to Berlin. Lollapalooza Berlin has left nothing to chance; located at the Berlin Tempelhof Airport, the festival features five stages, including one main stage and one alternative stage. Perry’s stage and the Kidzapalooza has also been specially created as a children’s wonderland for those aged below fourteen.
Furthermore, the first European Lolla also has its own fun fair and an area called the Fashionpalooza which highlights fashion and art as part of the urban elements of this music festival.
Lollapalooza is finally in Europe, and here’s hoping it’s here to stay.
Words by Aida Pelaez
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