Lollapalooza Berlin announced for 2015

The Berlin chapter of Lollapalooza will begin in 2015.

One of the most awaited music festivals in the world, Lollapalooza, announced that its annual Berlin chapter will commence by late next year. Taking place during September 12-13 at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany, the festival is being organized in partnership with Festival Republic, the UK music promoter that brings out Reading and Leeds, as well as local festival promoter Melt! Booking.

The Tempelhof Airport is a curious location. However, it has not been operational since 2008 as the sole commercial airport for Berlin status was shifted to the then newly built Berlin Brandenburg Airport. 

Lollapalooza owner William Morris, promoter C3 and its global organizers are currently focused on expanding and bringing the musical feast to Europe. However, it is rumored that a Toronto version may be on the cards.

Germany will join Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Argentina as the festivals’s fourth international location in the last five years, in addition to the original US festival in Chicago’s Grant Park. There were speculations about an Israeli chapter, but the plan was later wrapped due to security concerns. 

The festival was the brainchild of Jane’s Addiction’s vocalist Perry Farrell, who created it in 1991 as a farewell tour for his band. It caught on and ran consistently till 1997, and was then born again in 2003. Featuring artists across alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, dance and comedy performances, along with craft booths, it also provides a platform for non-profit and political groups.

The details about Lollapalooza Berlin, artist lineup and ticket info, will be announced in the coming months. Meanwhile, the festival’s South American chapters will be on full swing next year, starting from Chile (in Santiago, March 14-15, 2014), Argentina (in Buenos Aires, March 21-22), and Brazil (in Sao Paulo, March 28-29). Artists that are rumored to play at these festivals include Jack White, Robert Plant, and Foster the People.


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