Lollapalooza, the huge music festival operation whose first permanent site was in Chicago’s Grant Park, will launch its fourth international location next year in Berlin, adding the German fest to its Chile, Brazil and Argentina operations. Berlin will mark Lolla’s first European addition.
Lollapalooza Berlin will take place at the German capital’s iconic Tempelhof Airport, Sept. 12-13, 2015. Lollapalooza is being brought to Berlin by Festival Republic, the team behind the legendary Reading and Leeds Festivals, and Melt! Booking.
“We have very carefully considered bringing our festival to Europe and frankly were intimidated by the rich festival history Europe has had for 50 years. Berlin feels like it is ready to explode as a city and cultural center and we want to be there to grow with the city,” said Marc Geiger, head of William Morris Endeavor’s music division.
Lollapalooza founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell issued a statement saying, “I’m extremely excited to finally bring Lollapalooza across the pond to Europe. Berlin’s energy, vibrant art, fashion and music scenes are a mirror reflection of what Lollapalooza is all about, and I can’t wait to share in this cultural exchange.”