March 30, 2011

Lollapalooza Celebrates Twenty Years

The music and arts festival conceived by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. The festival itself is still months away it runs from August 6-8 in Chicago’s Grant Park but Babble is reporting that a virtual time capsule has been created on the official website to commemorate two decades of musical celebration.

The time capsule is pretty cool, actually, especially if you’re feel a bit nostalgic; an interactive timeline allows visitors to play clips of popular songs, films, even classic “American Idol” auditions from the past twenty years.

(What is William Hung up to these days, anyway?)

However, looking towards the future, we’re hoping that the festival offers an impressive lineup to guests, though its increasing focus on money making stars goes against Farrell’s stated intention to bring true alternative music to the masses.

No official announcements have been made, but rumor has it that Eminem, Foo Fighters and Muse could be making an appearance. With Jane’s Addiction headlining the Gathering of the Vibes festival and recording a new album, it makes sense that they’d be there, as well.

While it certainly ain’t Coachella, some people feel that they can’t go wrong with Lollapalooza, and for those types, early bird tickets will be made available on April 5. Maybe we’ll have a better idea of who will be playing the show by that point, but don’t count on it.

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