Lollapalooza, an annual four-day music festival that originated in Chicago (United States) in 1991, is now travelling to India and we can’t stop about all the non-stop music, fun vibes, and scrumptious food, and good times. The multi-genre festival will be staged in Mumbai from January 28 to January 29, 2023, and this will mark its debut in Asia. The two-day India event titled Lollapalooza India is being promoted and co-produced by BookMyShow, one of India’s largest ticketing platforms, along with the event’s global producers Perry Farrell, WME, and C3 Presents (owned by Live Nation).
What's the craze behind Lollapalooza Music Festival?
According to Britannica.com, Lollapalooza is ‘an annual Chicago rock festival that features dozens of hip-hop, techno, and alternative rock performers over four days. It was founded in 1991 by singer Perry Farrell as a multi-city event for his band Jane Addiction’s farewell tour. After a few years, Lollapalooza was cancelled in 1998 and it was only revived in 2005 in Chicago.
In the past, the festival has travelled to several international cities including Santiago, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Paris, and Stockholm.
India’s first Lollapalooza experience, a two-day extravaganza, aims to cater to the diverse Indian audience, especially youth, who have an appetite for international music of all genres. It will be a 20-hour live music program featuring 60 per cent international artists and 40 per cent local artists, according to news reports.
The registrations for the music festival are live and tickets go on sale from August 1, 2022, onwards. A total of 60 thousand people will be hosted on each of the two days of Lollapalooza. And the performances will take place on four stages at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse in South Mumbai.
5 artists/bands we’d like to see performing at the Lollapalooza India
Mumbai-based Vivian Fernandes is known for his Hindi rap songs, which he writes based on his personal experiences. His big break is ‘Mere Gully Main’, a number that was part of Zoya Akhtar’s blockbuster hit film ‘Gully Boys’.
2. Indian Ocean
Another gem from the Indian music scene is Delhi-based fusion rock band Indian Ocean. They’ve survived more than three decades in the industry and are clearly unstoppable. Bandeh, Zindagi Se Darte Ho, and Tu Kisi Rail Si Guzarti Hain are a few of their popular songs.
One of the oldest rock bands in India, Euphoria was founded by singer Dr Palash Sen in 1988 in Delhi, and they are touted as one of the pioneers of Hindi rock music in India. ‘Euphoria’ is exactly what you feel when you listen to their tracks. Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali is one of their most famous songs.
Raftaar aka Dilin Nair is one of India’s first underground rappers. He started off by creating medleys with songs on the internet, and he began his rap journey with Punjabi songs. Have you listened to his popular song All Black?
We’d love to also rock and roll with Parikrama (founded in Delhi in 1991) at the Lollapalooza India. They are known for their powerful live performances and original numbers. The band consists of guitarist Saurabh Chaudhury, bassists Chintan Kalra and Gaurav Balani, and drummers Srijan Mahajan and Dilip Ramchandran. Sonam Sherpa, the band’s lead guitarist, passed away in February 2020. Get a glimpse of how brilliant they are by listening to this song – But It Rained.