4-3-14: Lollapalooza Chile took place this past weekend in Chile and featured artists such as: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, The Pixies, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Zedd, Kid Cudi, Lorde, The Wailers, and Johnny Marr. Lollapalooza Argentinia also recently took place.
3-28-14: Lollapalooza tickets have sold out in record time on the primary market. With the secondary market now fans' only option, the average ticket price for a 3 day pass is $467. Sunday is the cheapest of each of the single day passes, averaging $201. Saturday is the most expensive with an average asking price of $277.
3-26-14: Here's the 2014 Lollapalooza Lineup:
Eminem, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Outkast, Calvin Harris, Lorde, The Avett Brothers, Foster The People, Zedd, Sebastian Ingrosso, Krewella, NAS, Above & Beyond, Childish Gambino, Broken Bells, Spoon, The Head and The Heart, Cage The Elephant, Young The Giant, Chase & Status, Interpol, Lykke Li, Chance The Rapper, Phantogram, Cut / Copy, Flosstradamus, Fitz & The Tantrums, Grouplove, Chvrches, The Glitch Mob, Portugal.The Man, Gramatik, Chromeo, Darkside, The 1975, Dimitri Vegas & Lke Mike, Rebelution, Glen Hansard, Jenny Lewis, Manchester Orchestra, Gesaffelstein, John Bulter Trio, Flume, and more to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
If ever there were a music festival embodiment of the importance of second chances in life, Lollapalooza would be it. What is now North America’s largest music festival in terms of daily attendance was left for dead in 2004, with the festival canceled that year duo to poor sales of Lollapalooza tickets. In its first incarnation, Lollapalooza was a touring festival, with Lollapalooza tickets being sold for events throughout North America from 1991 to 1997. In those early days, Lollapalooza rode the alternative rock wave of the ‘90s and helped break major bands of the era including Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, and Smashing Pumpkins. While the festival was for the most part successful, many fans complained of the high price of Lollapalooza tickets and the festival ran what many thought would be its final year in 1997. In 2003, the touring festival was revived again for one more year before being canceled in 2004. But instead of giving up, Lollapalooza founder/Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell (with the help of new business partners including Austin-based C3 Presents) reorganized the event as a one-city destination festival in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park in 2005. Lollapalooza tickets sold at a modest pace in 2005, with 65,000 people purchasing Lollapalooza tickets and braving the 105-degree heat to see a diverse lineup that included Arcade Fire, The Killers, Weezer, The Black Keys, Widespread Panic, Primus, Billy Idol, and The Pixies. Over the years in Chicago, the festival steadily gained popularity by consistently showcasing big-name acts including Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, Kanye West, and Radiohead, as well as a steady stream of up-and-coming indie acts. In recent years the festival has displayed a more electronic bent, as the rise in popularity of dance music has led to the EDM-heavy Perry’s Stage becoming one of the most heavily attended stages at the festival every year. In a sign of how popular the event has become, in 2008 the festival signed a 10-year deal to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park through 2018. In 2013, all available Lollapalooza tickets were snapped up in four hours as the festival sold out in record time while also setting an attendance record of 300,000 people over three days, or 100,000 per day. In recent years the festival has also expanded abroad, with Lollapalooza Chile being added in 2011, Lollapalooza Brazil being added in 2012, and Lollapalooza Argentina being added in 2014. However, a planned expansion into Tel Aviv, Israel was postponed indefinitely in 2013. Lollapalooza tickets are currently on sale for Lollapalooza Chile 2014, taking place in Santiago’s O’Higgins Park March 29-30 featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, The Pixies, Phoenix, New Order, and Vampire Weekend. Featuring similar lineups, Lollapalooza tickets are available for Lollapalooza Argentina, taking place April 1-2 in Buenos Aires’s Hipodromo de San Igidro, and Lollapalooza Brazil, taking place April 5-6 in Sao Paulo’s Autodromo de Interlagos. While the official lineup for the main Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, taking place August 1-3 in Grant Park, has not yet been released, several acts have already been reported to be playing including Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon, and Arctic Monkeys, as well as acts rumored to be playing including Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Outkast, Foster the People, Modest Mouse, Cut Copy, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Lollapalooza tickets are expected to go on sale to the general public on March 25.