[pullquote quote=”Judging by all the requests, they are going to erupt. We really delivered for them. Now, I want them to show me how you party in Brasil.” credit=”Perry Farrell”]It was 20 years ago when Perry Farrell’s brainchild, Lollapalooza, ushered in a new and exciting way to experience the best of modern rock. Now, Lolla has become the best three days of the year in Chicago and an international phenomenon, branching out to Brazil in 2012 and coming back to Chile for a second time.
The two festivals will share some – but not all acts – on their bills.
[photogallerylink id=94425 align=left]South America once again with the second edition of Lollapalooza Chile in O’Higgins Park in Santiago, March 31 – April 1, 2012, and will venture across the continent for the first-ever Lollapalooza Brazil at the Jockey Club in São Paulo, April 7-8, 2012. Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil will both welcome the [lastfm]Foo Fighters[/lastfm], [lastfm]Arctic Monkeys[/lastfm], [lastfm]Skrillex[/lastfm], [lastfm]Calvin Harris[/lastfm], [lastfm]MGMT[/lastfm], [lastfm]TV On The Radio[/lastfm], [lastfm]Bassnectar[/lastfm], [lastfm]Band of Horses[/lastfm], [lastfm]Thievery Corporation[/lastfm], [lastfm]Peaches[/lastfm], [lastfm]Cage the Elephant[/lastfm], [lastfm]Joan Jett & the Blackhearts[/lastfm], [lastfm]Friendly Fires[/lastfm], [lastfm]Foster the People[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Tinie Tempah[/lastfm].
[photogallerylink id=94955 align=left]Fresh from triumphing over the elements with this year’s Lollapalooza U.S. headline set of a lifetime, Foo Fighters are sure to turn equally dynamic main stage closing sets in both Brazil and Chile– performances that will mark the Foos’ first trip ever in Chile as well as their first Brazilian appearance in over a decade.
Festivalgoers in Chile will experience rare treats with Bjork, and Avicii, as well as an eclectic collection of bands, including progressive rockers, Los Jaivas, the socially conscious Juana Fe, punk rock giants, BBS Paranoicos, and the Chilean revelation of rockorgánico, Camila Moreno.
Lollapalooza Brazil will host the triumphant return of Jane’s Addiction and a special blend of iconic indie rockers from every region of the country, including Plebe Rude from Brasília, Wander Wildner from Porto Alegre and Cascadura from Salvador. “The people of Sao Paulo have been very active–twittering me whom they want to see in the 2012 Lolla lineup,” states Farrell.
Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Plays Live In-Studio Lollapalooza Weekend
If you don’t have your passport on-hand, we’ll still be able to meet up in Grant Park in August for what’s sure to be an excellent weekend of music. As always, you can count on XRT to bring you full festival coverage.
[photogallerylink id=97877 align=left]Ah, the maestro of Lollapalooza himself. Spiritual godfather and festival founder Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction made his annual appearance here at the XRT backstage broadcast area to talk with Marty Lennartz. Hear Perry talk about the festival’s expanded menu, the “Perry” deejay stage, and how Lollapalooza is literally bigger than ever this year!