Lollapalooza – Chicago, Illinios
Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell
as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997,
and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and its
revival in 2003, the festival toured North America. In 2004, the
festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city,
however poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled. In 2005,
Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Austin,
Texas-based company Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and
retooled it into its current format as a weekend destination festival.
Lollapalooza has become one of the nation’s premier music festivals. It is packed with thousands of people and college students making the trip to chicago to celebrate the summer in style.