Lollapalooza has expanded from Chicago over the last few years and has had several festivals in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Lollapalooza was supposed to branch into Israel but was was scrapped for security reasons. The here are rumors that there could be a Toronto incarnation, however, the organizers of the festival are looking to Europe.
Lollapalooza announced that they have plans for a Lollapalooza Berlin which would take place September 12th and 13th at the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.
The head of William Morris Endeavor’s music division, Marc Geiger, stated: “We have very carefully considered bringing our festival to Europe and frankly, were intimidated by the rich festival history Europe has had for 50 years. Berlin feels like it is ready to explode as a city and cultural center and we want to be there to grow with the city.”
Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic, also stated: “Over two decades since its inception, Lollapalooza is more than ready to break new ground and bring the experience to new audiences, offering not just music, but fashion, food, plus an environmental awareness that is so important in the future of music festivals. Working with C3 and Melt! Booking to bring the Lollapalooza brand to Europe gives me great pleasure in not only building upon my relationship with these global partners but allows me to return to the iconic Templehof site in September.”
Details such as artist lineup and ticket info, will be announced soon. The South American Lollapalooza’s festivals will occur during the course of three weekends during March: Lollapalooza Chile in Santiago from March 14th and 15th, Lollapalooza Argentina in Buenos Aires from March 21st and 22nd, and Lollapalooza Brazil in Sao Paulo on March 28th and 29th. Rumored acts playing at these festivals include Jack White, Robert Plant, and Foster the People.