Lollapalooza, after months of nervous foot-tapping and nail-biting among fans and past veterans has finally announced it’s line up for March next year.
A Lollapalooza, for those of you – like me – behind on the latest in the music world, is not, in fact, a children’s adventure park or some kind of cool dessert involving lollipops. Actually, it turns out a Lollapalooza is an annual indie rock music festival, featuring anything and everything from alternative rock to heavy metal to comedy acts and craft stands.
Since it’s debut in ’91, it has toured the U.S. with the likes of Muse, Imagine Dragons, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the Foo Fighters, and last year, it finally made its way down to South America. Well, it’s back again next year at the Hipódromo de San Isidro, where over 160,000 rock aficionados are expected to flock over the 21st and 22nd of March 2015.
Lollapalooza is easily accessible from Buenos Aires by train, bus and car, and to the really keen beans among you who are coming by air, it is a mere 10 minutes from Jorge Newbery and 35 minutes from Ezeiza.
The Early Bird tickets have all been snatched up but you can still buy 2 days entry in the 3rd Preventa for a modest $1.100. Seriously, though, the bands this year are incredible and well worth splashing the cash.
The line-up includes the Kooks, Rudimental, Three Days Grace, Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant, the Sensational Space Shifters, the Smashing Pumpkins, Foster The People, Kasabian, Bastille, Alt-J, Interpol, Major Lazer, St. Vincent and Nicky Romero as will also feature Argentinian artists Pedro Aznar, Zero Kill and Maxi Trusso among others. You can find the full list on the website here.
Lollapalooza has also released a very indie promo video with a hipster-y filter tellingly set to black and white. So if furry animal masks, an overload of beards and band t-shirts, dreadlocks and some awesome music is your thing, buy your tickets here before the prices go up!
The festival will also be passing by Chile on the 14th to 15th, and Brazil on the 21st to 22nd. Rumor has it Lollapalooza may even be coming to Europe next September.
This year it is working together with volunteer organisations, NGOs and universities to campaign for “Rock and Recycle”, so watch where you chuck those bottles.
Children under ten go free, no food, no drinks, no animals.
Expect face paint and beanies.