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Lollapalooza Berlin 2015

The Lollapalooza Festival 2015 just happened in Berlin. On the grounds of the old Tempelhof Airport. Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell took his festival to Berlin for the first time.

Lollapalooza happened in Berlin for the first time

He already established various satellite festivals around the world. Santiago in Chile, Buenos Aires in Argentina, Sao Paulo in Brasil and Chicago/ US.

The Lollapalooza Festival 2015 attracted over 40.000 thousand people to the historic scenery. One speciality of the Lollapalooza Festival is the mix of genres.

40.000 visitors came to this year’s Lollapalooza Festival

It was formed in the height of the Alternative Rock wave in the early ’90s. Now it connects Rock with Electronic Music and Hip Hop.

The Lollapalooza Festival gained sad attention in 1994. Headliner Nirvana couldn’t play due to Kurt Cobain’s suicide.

With the decline of Alternative Rock, the festival suffered as well and stopped in 1998.

In 2003, Perry Farrell started a new trial and relocated the festival to Chicago, USA.

The music festival also branched out to South America. This year it’s in Europe for the first time.

“Berlin’s energy, vibrant art, fashion and music scenes are a mirror reflection of what Lollapalooza is all about and I cannot wait to share in this cultural exchange” Perry Farrell

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The Line-Up was filled with international breakthrough acts such as Sam Smith, James Bay or Everything Everything.

Sam Smith, James Bay and Everything Everything were the new kids on the block

The bigger bands were mostly represented by German-Home-Grown like the Berliner band SEED as well as Beatsteaks or the Hamburger collective Deichkind.

A surprise was the slot of The Libertines. Just shortly before the festival, the band was forced to terminate a couple of shows due to Pete Doherty’s poor health.

The Livertines came as a surprise

The big headliner was the much-anticipated band Muse. Known for their ability to rock massive stadiums with no effort at all, they were the perfect band to kick of the Lollapalooza Festival 2015 in Berlin.

Let’s see what next year brings on the old Tempelhof Airport in Berlin and what delicate Line-Up will be presented in the Lollapalooza Festival 2016 in Berlin.

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