LOLLAPALOOZA CELEBRATES 25: Perry Farrell’s music festival brainchild, Lollapalooza is all grown up and is celebrating its 25th anniversary. For the milestone, the festival will feature four days of music, instead of the standard three days, taking place at Chicago’s Grant Park from July 28 to 31.
Headlining acts include Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Future, Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer and Disclosure as well as artists from the festival’s early days such as Jane’s Addiction, fronted by Farrell, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, who performed at the festival in 1991 and 1992.
“I’ve immersed myself in this experience for 25 years now, but it’s in a constant state of evolution, living and breathing. As long as we always try to find the eye of the hurricane, the epicenter of the music that is truly connecting right now, I think we can go for another 25 years,” Farrell said. “And we’ll do it by always making sure to keep it fresh. Four days this year, over 170 of the best bands, including acts from all over the world as the music community connects globally more than ever; the best sound, staging and lights. We promise the festival will always strive to be the ‘lifeblood’ of the music scene.”