It’s the nomad of music festivals. Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell first conceived and created the idea of Lollapalooza – a travelling music festival – all the way back in 1991, as a farewell tour for his band. Sixteen years later, and the original weekender has long settled in Chicago’s Grant Park. Since 2011 however, the touring festival has been turning up all over the world – across South America in Santiago, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and most recently, their first European dates in Berlin. This summer, they’re adding another event at a massive European hub of arts and culture. 2017 will see the first ever Lollapalooza Paris, and the line-up is a who’s who of some of the biggest and best artists in the business.
Lolla Paris will be topped by The Weekend on Saturday and Red Hot Chili Peppers on Sunday, with loads of our favourite artists joining them on the bill. After taking a few years away from the limelight, it’s an absolute delight to see the return of London Grammar and Alt-J to the festival circuit. Both are bringing their newly released LPs to Paris, with Alt-J‘s third effort Relaxer out on 2 June, and London Grammar‘s sophomore album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing coming one week later. Fresh from winning the 2017 Mercury Prize in February, as well as having a massive breakthrough twelve months, grime superstar Skepta will be taking to the French capital. Amazing Radio playlist regulars Bear’s Den and Glass Animals will also perform. Elsewhere, Lollapalooza will host Editors, Crystal Fighters, Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons, Pixies, The Roots, Liam Gallagher, The Hives, Martin Solveig, and loads more.
Lollapalooza Paris will take place on the 22-23 July, at Hippodrome de Longchamp, a horse-racing track in Bois de Boulogne in the west of the city. 2 day tickets cost 149 Euros, with VIP, Kids (under 14) and Junior (under 11) tickets also available. Grab those here. Tickets are already selling fast, so don’t hang around!