Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey to Headline Inaugural Lollapalooza Paris
Lollapalooza is slowly taking over the world. After beginning in Chicago, the festival has expanded significantly to places such as Sâo Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Berlin, but this year the Midwest music festival is headed to Paris. From July 22-23, Lolla Paris will showcase legendary bands, hot up-and-comers and international acts for the inaugural event.
Taking place at the Longchamp Racecourse just outside the 16th Arrondissement and on the banks of the River Seine, Lolla Paris will bring along with it an eclectic lineup of rock, pop, electronic and indie acts. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will return to the City of Lights after having recorded a live EP there last summer. Currently, on his European tour, The Weeknd will join the boys as a headliner. With a February stop in Paris, he’s sure to perform hits from his latest album, “Starboy.” The Weeknd is actually supporting Lolla globally by not only headlining the Paris event, but Sâo Paulo, San Isidro, and Santiago. Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons are set to take a top spot as well. Check out their latest single “Believer” for a taste of what to expect at the show. Lana Del Rey has been laying low since her 2015 release “Honeymoon,” but she will take the stage in Paris to reclaim her throne as the queen of crooning. France’s own DJ Snake, best known for his production of the smash hit, “Turn Down for What,” will take the stage as well.
Other acts include London Grammar, whose long-awaited upcoming album, “Rooting For You,” is slated to put them back on the map. English indie group Alt-J whose popular songs “Fitzpleasure,” “Tessellate,” and “Left Hand Free” will never get old. “Where Is My Mind” purveyors the Pixies, hip-hop’s most cherished live band The Roots, rising EDM star Marshmello, Liam Gallagher, The Hives, Skepta, Glass Animals, La Femme, Kaleo, Milky Chance, Crystal Fighters, Oliver Heldens, Tom Odell and Martin Solveig are among others set to perform.
It’s easy to see that the lineup is about as diverse as the festival itself. The environment that this worldwide event portrays represents everything that music fans hold dear. Lolla Green is an entire section dedicated to green living, in an effort to educate and involve fans in sustainability. The first-ever edition of Lolla Chef will take place in Paris. Devoted entirely to the culinary arts, Lolla Chef will be headed by French Chef Jean Imbert. Of course, Lollapalooza wouldn’t be complete without Kidzapalooza, a child-friendly space where parents and little ones alike can enjoy music, games, and everything in between.