THE KILLERS, JANE’S ADDICTION & KANYE WEST
TO HEADLINE THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL LOLLAPALOOZA SET FOR APRIL 2 & 3 IN SANTIAGO, CHILE
“This year, it has even been chosen as the first foreign city to host a rather unbuttoned event: Lollapalooza. The 20-year-old American music festival picked Santiago for its first overseas outing because of its open space and the variety of cultural offerings, and because locals have a passion for contemporary music, said Lollapalooza’s founder, the musician Perry Farrell.”
-Paola Singer, New York Times (January 7, 2011)
Santiago, Chile ranked #1 of the 41 places to go in 2011
Festival visionary PERRY FARRELL, in conjunction with Chile’s Lotus Producciones, WME and C3 Presents--the promotional partners behind the North American LOLLAPALOOZA—are pleased to announce the line-up for the inaugural LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE in South America. Headliners THE KILLERS, JANE´S ADDICTION and KANYE WEST plus the YEAH YEAH YEAHS are among the 50-plus acts performing on five stages at the two-day festival on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 in O’Higgins Park, Santiago.
For close to 20 years as the premier alternative music festival, LOLLAPALOOZA is expanding with this unique and unforgettable event. With an eclectic lineup of top talent from around the world including an array of artists from Chile, LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE will feature two outdoor main stages, an electronic arena stage and a small alternative stage, plus--like LOLLAPALOOZA in North America—an all-ages Kidzapalooza stage for family fun. Similar to its Chicago home Grant Park, O'Higgins Park is a gorgeous scenic locale in the middle of a bustling urban hub. FARRELL also emphasizes that LOLLAPALOOZA will partake in a "cultural exchange," by featuring Chilean artists at this summer's North American LOLLAPALOOZA in Chicago.
Assembling this distinguished line-up of acts for the debut of LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE was no easy feat. Says FARRELL, who will perform with both JANE’S ADDICTION and his electronic hybrid PERRYETTY, “The job we did to gather these artists for 2011 was remarkable. Imagine gathering 60 artists while the contract ink is still wet. We put it together at a record pace as we had four months. We did not want to come to Chile with a lineup that was anything other than world-class, and my partners Marc Geiger of WME and Charles Attal of C3 have been absolutely integral to Lollapalooza Chile launching in 2011. Our selections are very animated, with much diversity. There is Chilean talent in the mix. Now that the lineup is announced here, we are going back to Chile to work on the other aspects of the festival.” Adds FARRELL: “Our ambition is to plant a very strong seed in Chile. One that will grow over the years, and provide Santiago with an event for the ages.”
Available now for the festival are general two-day passes for $110 presale, $136 then $152; Lolla Lounge two-day VIP passes for $320 presale then $380; And beginning February 11, general admission single day tickets for $72 presale then $84 and VIP passes for $240. All passes can be purchased at: http://www.puntoticket.com/.
There are also a variety of travel packages from North America available with Carlson Wagonlit: http://www.cwt.cl/ and http://www.livetours.com.mx/
The complete line-up for LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE is:
30 SECONDS TO MARS
YEAH YEAH YEAHS
THE FLAMING LIPS
ARMIN VAN BUUREN
SUBLIME WITH ROME
EMPIRE OF THE SUN
COLD WAR KIDS
PERRYETTY VS CHRIS COX
EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
TODOS TUS MUERTOS
FRACTAL + JOE VASCONCELLOS
COMO ASESINAR A FELIPES
NEW KIDS ON THE NOISE
Since first hitting the road in 1991, LOLLAPALOOZA established its legacy as the ultimate summer music festival, providing a traveling platform for groundbreaking acts such as JANE’S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, PEARL JAM, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN, SMASHING PUMPKINS, TOOL, ALICE IN CHAINS, BEASTIE BOYS, SNOOP DOGG and countless more. In addition, the festival embraced various art forms throughout its concourse section, creating the perfect intersection for art and music. In 2005, LOLLAPALOOZA was reborn as a destination festival, taking over Chicago's historic Grant Park for three days every summer and boasting over 130 acts in all genres. One of America’s most beloved music festivals continues to thrive in the Windy City every summer, getting bigger and better every year with acts such as RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, RADIOHEAD and KANYE WEST. Last year’s gathering was headlined by LADY GAGA, SOUNDGARDEN and GREEN DAY.
Perry Farrell is one of the most influential and original musical figures in recent history. Dubbed as the "Godfather of Alternative Rock,” Farrell fronts Jane's Addiction which formed in 1985. Creating a new genre and musical movement, Farrell and Jane's Addiction changed the music scene and paved the way for bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and STP. In 1993, Perry created Porno for Pyros, a daring evolution to his diversity and growth. As well as being a groundbreaking musician, he is the creator and founder of Lollapalooza. Launched in 1991, SPIN magazine listed Lollapalooza as the #1 tour that changed the world. Known for its musical diversity, Lollapalooza was instrumental in exposing alternative music formats to the masses and establishing a sense of commonality across a fragmented demographic. The first of its kind, Lollapalooza quickly established itself as a lifestyle festival, pushing the envelope and exposing concert goers to a subculture of 'alternative' living and art, and provided a platform for numerous environmental and human-rights causes as well. As a constant creative force, Farrell continues to push his own artistic horizon as a music producer, electronic music performer and visual artist, as well as a rock icon.
Lotus Producciones * www.lotuspro.cl
WME * www.wmeentertainment.com
WME represents elite artists from all facets of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, theatre, publishing, and physical production. WME also advises some of the world's most recognized consumer brands to create entertainment-based marketing solutions. Based in Los Angeles, WME has offices in New York, London, Nashville and Miami.
C3 Presents * www.c3presents.com
C3 Presents creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer. C3 produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Along with these multi-day, multi-stage festivals, C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US. In 2009, C3 was the number three promoter by sales in the US, and the number seven worldwide. In addition to event creation and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.
For more information about Lollapalooza Chile and Perry Farrell, please contact:
MSO PR: 818-380-0400
Mitch Schneider / MSO / firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra Greenberg / MSO / email@example.com
Maxi del Rio / Marketing Director Lotus / Max@lotusproducciones.com
Andrea Flores / Lotus Press Manager / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sebastian De La Barra / Sebastian@lotusproducciones.com
For more information about Lollapalooza North America, please contact:
Fresh and Clean Media / C3 Presents: 310-313-7200
Shelby Meade / Fresh and Clean Media / Shelby@freshcleanmedia.com
Brittany Pearce / Fresh and Clean Media / Brittany@freshcleanmedia.com