Lollapalooza Israel will take place August 20-22, 2013, in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park, making it the first large-scale global music event in the country.
Israel marks the third international location for Lollapalooza, which expanded to Chile in 2011 and Brazil earlier this year.
O’Neill of the Conservancy is happy with the C3-Parkways Foundation contract. In the current arrangement, 10 percent of annual ticket sales go toward the foundation and the rest to Chicago parks. In 2010, Lollapalooza generated $17 million in ticket sales, leaving almost $2 million for the Parkways Foundation.
Legend has it that after Ozzy was denied the chance to join the Lollapalooza tour in 1996, Sharon Osbourne decided she’d pack up her ball and start her own tour for her husband to play on. Thus was Ozzfest born, and ran for a decade and a half
Of course, though he did trademark it, Farrell didn't come up with the word. It dates back to the '90s—the 1890s, that is—according to Merriam-Webster, although there've been variant spellings along the way. (In the very early 1900s, it was "lallapalootza," per the Oxford English Dictionary's research, and in the early '50s, the New Yorker ran it as "lollapaloosa.")
You can argue how great an impact Lollapalooza has ultimately had on rock 'n' roll since the festival began in 1991. One thing that's inarguable: its effect on the English language.
Probably no suffix has gained traction in the last quarter-century quite like "-palooza." Tracking the origins of the word and its outgrowth and myriad variations since Perry Farrell popularized it in 1991 makes for a real...etymology-palooza.
The festival became a cultural phenomenon, spawning imitators, detractors and a hilarious homage on The Simpsons, where Sonic Youth and Smashing Pumpkins mingled with Peter Frampton and a pair of talking shoes. But when Metallica took top billing in 1996, everything seemed to change. "I have nothing against Metallica, other than the fact that they were a different beast, they're not an alternative rock group," says Farrell now. A year later, Lolla as he knew it was gone.
Lollapalaooza has come a long way, but one thing stays constant: the festival is for the fans. With that in mind, Lollapalooza now calls the legendary city of Chicago home, having put down roots in the gorgeous greenspaces of Grant Park in 2005.
As the festival has grown up, it's also grown out -- now spanning over 115 acres, multiple stages, and a ever-more diverse array of 130+ artists from hip-hop, electronica, reggae, indie, rock, modern roots, and many more. There's always been a passion for rocking responsibly, and Lolla these days is no different.
In 2005, Lollapalooza was reformed between Farrell and C3 Presents. Instead of being a touring festival it became a two-day festival in Chicago's Grant Park. The festival featured multiple stages along the park and featured Weezer, Primus, Cake and Widespread Panic.
With the new format of Lollapalooza being as successful as it was the festival became a three-day event in 2006
"We were something brand new — we were called alternative rock," Farrell remembers. "Jane's Addiction by themselves probably couldn't have brought in 20,000 kids, but we had strength in numbers. If we invited a bunch of our friends like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails and Butthole Surfers ... people like that, all of a sudden you're going to get the attention of the underground. And it worked out. So we started to draw kids, 10,000-20,000 per city."
It all started back in 1991 when Perry Farrell, lead singer of fabled alternative rockers Jane's Addiction started planning a farewell show for the group.