Lollapalooza is going international. The music festival's promoters announced this morning that in addition to continuing in Chicago, Chile will now have its very own installment starting next year.
The website for the Chilean Lollapalooza is already live, revealing that it is set to take place from April 2-3, 2011 in Santiago's O'Higgins Park. This will mark the first time Lollapalooza takes place outside of the U.S. since it began as a traveling fest in 1991.
As reported by Greg Kot of the Tribune, Chile was selected because it "boasts a similar urban setting to the Chicago festival, with easy access to hotels, restaurants and clubs." Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell had this to say:
“Local talent is essential to rounding out the experience of a Lollapalooza...Some of the Chilean artists booked for the Santiago festival will also be invited to next year’s Chicago Lollapalooza."
Lollapalooza has been a yearly fixture in Chicago since 2005. The next local edition is set for August 5-7, 2011.