Friday, April 22, 2005


Lollapalooza Festival - Chicago July 23-24

Well, the folks at Lollapalooza are trying to re-invent themselves. For years in the late 90's the festival was a stalwart among the traveling festivals (HORDE, Lillith, others). It was a great collection of alternative rock music. Early this century the festival began to see declining attendance, and the problems culminated in cancellation of the tour in 2004.

Well Lollapalooza is back in 2005, but instead of a traveling festival they are going to the model of a single city 2-day event. In the model of Austin City Limits Music Festival (Austin, TX), Coachella (LA, CA), and Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN). The Lollapalooza event will be in Chicago putting the city on the festival map. Should be a great way to transform the event and re-invent it. And just another excuse to head up to Chicago for a weekend (July 23-24).

They announced the lineup today, with bands such as the Pixies, Cake, G. Love, and the Killers it sounds like a fun weekend.

Based on the logo, I thought you were going to say they were reinventing themselves as some kind of techno rave.
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