Lollapalooza Paris : The Place to Be !

October 22, 2020 4 min read

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Who has never heard of the world's largest traveling music festival 🎶 known as Lollapalooza ? After a stopover in Argentina, the international event will be back in Paris this summer at the Longchamp Hippodrome 🏇. This is great news for fans in France who are eagerly waiting for Lolla's 4th edition in the capital. The first three Parisian editions were a real success with legendary artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weekend, The Strokes, Twenty-One Pilots, and even Bad Bunny.

This year's Lollapalooza Paris festival is a big hit with the long-awaited return of Pearl Jam, the Young Billie Eilish, Khalid, Vald, ASAP, and Rocky as the headliners just enough to delight numerous festival-goers. While waiting for this amazing event, discover the festival's origins from its beginning to date, the practical information, and the 2020 program 🎉.

The origin of the Lollapalooza festival

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Originally from the United States, this festival has a underground origin established in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Germany before taking its roots to France. It quickly became a reference all over the world. The festival has traveled to numerous capitals including, Chicago, Santiago, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Paris, and Stockholm.

An itinerant alternative festival

Perry Farrell, an artist in a group popularly known as Jane's Addiction, founded Lollapalooza in 1991 during a farewell tour meant to be festive. The name refers to the swirling, multicolored lollipops 🍭 sold in America, which perfectly fits the event’s extravagant image.

With its background, the famous festival of the 90s became a real springboard and a source of inspiration for alternative music such as independent rock 🎸, funk, or hip-hop. At the dawn of the biggest musical genre of all time, the Lolla exploded on the scene in 1992 with Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, two legendary grunge bands from Seattle, which revolutionized the festival with one of their best live concerts in history.

A festival that will change you

Through welcoming raging artists like Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, The Hole, Snoop Dog, Radiohead 🎤, the Lollapalooza festival has become more popular over the years. Even Nirvana was expected at the 1994 edition, but the sudden death of Kurt Cobain canceled their production. Year after year, the world event featured outstanding performances and memorable protests. The group Rage Against the Machine will be remembered for their live stage performance, protesting against the censorship of the Parents' Music Resource Center.

 

Festival Lollapalooza Chicago

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However, the Lolla is criticized for choosing overly popular artists against its background that defined it initially. In 1996, alternative music fans criticized Metallica, a group with a commercial reputation. They accused them of undermining the very essence of the festival.

However, the edition was still remembered with Soundgarden, The Ramones, and Emblematic Figures of Punk, as the headliners.

With a triumphant return in 2005, in partnership with C3 Presents, the Lollapalooza was a real success in Chicago with legendary bands such as Pixies, Spoon, Liz Phair, and Weezer. If the festival has lost some of its DNA, it remains one of the most famous traveling festivals awaited by fans worldwide.

A worldwide reputation

Since its creation, the international festival, now owned by Live Nation, has been established in 7 countries, in America and Europe.

From the United States 🇺🇸, the Lolla was taken to Chile 🇨🇱 in 2011 and Brazil 🇧🇷 in 2012, then to Argentina 🇦🇷 in Buenos Aires before setting it up in Germany 🇩🇪, France 🇫🇷, and Sweden 🇸🇪 in the following years. The Lollapalooza festival is quickly becoming a must-see event, bringing fans together from all over the world to see the artists and live an extraordinary experience.

Lolla Paris : a Festival not to be missed

Lollapalooza Paris

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Since its first Parisian edition in 2017, the Lolla festival has been a real phenomenon with about a hundred thousand festival-goers every year. Since then, Lolla has been setting its bags down every summer  in the capital, putting the Parisian art of living in the spotlight. The event organized by Live Nation has the reputation of bringing together the current best bands of the moment. Concrete programming is the strength of Lollapalooza Paris.

The atmosphere is full of glorious stages, good enough spaces to chill in the deckchairs, concerts, and a euphoric audience with people singing and dancing. We plunge into an artistic and urban universe initiated by Perry Farrell. Under the Bohemian air, with its mix of cultures from all horizons, Lolla is an international tribute to music 🎶.

Lolla Paris is also an opportunity to show off your most beautiful Boho look ! Yes, but what would be the dress code for Lollapalooza ? Choose between long dresses and denim shorts, flowery blouses, and long kimonos. Any of these choices would be great ! To ensure a trendy and comfortable outfit, have a look at our Boho dresses. 😉

Lolla Paris : 2020 Program

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 4th edition of the Lollapalooza Paris festival slated for July 18 and 19, 2020, at the Hippodrome of Paris, Longchamp. The Lolla Paris festival promises an explosive return to the capital with an exceptional program ! Artists such as the talented Billie Eilish, Khalid, the singer Rita Ora, the Haim Sisters, Vampire Weekend, the return on stage of the mythical rock-band Pearl Jam, and other surprises await you on the racecourse in electro, pop/rock, and the urban universe. Parisian and European festival-goers come to enjoy a mouth-watering program to your delight.

This year, Lollapalooza Paris is planning new experiences, especially in terms of ecology and French gastronomy. Discover the Lola Planète, the Lolla Chef, the Kidzapalooza, the Greenroom village, and its DJ sets 🎧.

So, if you don't know what to do during your summer vacation, or if you want to enjoy and chill out ☀🕶 with your friends in the most famous traveling festival, come to Lolla Paris for a weekend of madness.

Lollapalooza Paris Program

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