The upbringing of the lollapalooza began in the year of 1983. This event became an annual music festival established for under the radar acts. Only at the age of 24-years-old, Jane’s Addiction front-man and lollapalooza’s co-founder Perry Farrell was an bus boy who was an aspiring rock star. In that same year, he attended the US festival which was a four-day concert in San Bernardino, California. While partying at the concerts, he indulged in drugs with acid. Due to the effects of the drugs, he thought of him doing this for the rest of his life came about. Jane’s Addiction farewell tour was the first Lollapalooza festival. In the summer of 1991, the festival toured across North America.
During the 1990’s, large music festivals in the U.S. were rare. Unlike Perry, many individuals in the industry doubted the idea of a small carnival- like music festival. Taken by surprise by many individuals, lollapalooza quickly became a cultural institution. The festival toured across the U.S. every summer. In 2005, the gates open for lollapalooza in Chicago, IL. The 3 -day event would be in Grant Park. Farrell partnered the event with Capital Sports Entertainment. Furthermore, the event changed by adding headline artists to their roster such as Lady Gaga, Eminem, Coldplay, etc. Therefore, the crowd grew from 30,000 people to 100,000 people. As a result, tickets regular sell will sell out within an hour after being available. In 2016, the festival was scheduled for 4 days to celebrate its 25 years anniversary, since the first lollapalooza.
Finally, this year’s 2017 Lollapalooza, will begin Thursday, August 3 – Sunday, August 6.
Music line up:
- Chance the Rapper,
- Blink 182,
- Ryan Adams,
- 21 Savage,
- Lil Yachty,
- Rae Sremmurd,
- Arcade Fire The XX, Lorde,
- The Killers,
- Wiz Khalifa,
- Machine Gun Kelly, and many more.
Tickets can be purchased at ticket master website.