We've been waiting almost 25 years, and it's finally here: Lollapalooza is landing in Europe for the first time in 2015!
After establishing itself as a major world player from its Grant Park base in Chicago, Lollapalooza's giant swirling lollypop of music has made its way through Santiago de Chile, São Paulo and Buenos Aires.
And now it's Berlin's turn, as the German capital flies the flag for a continental music scene that embraces the very best of rock, pop, RnB and electro. The abandoned Tempelhof Airport provides a unique, historic venue for all of Lollapalooza's trademarks to land full-formed and ready to go.
Deine Freunde (18:00-18:45)
Café Unterzucker (15:30-16:45)
Orchestre Miniature in The Park (13:00-13:45)
ROTZ 'N' ROLL RADIO (18:00-19:00)
Die Mukkatier-Bande (15:30-16:15)
Eule findet den Beat (13:00-13:45)
Opened in the 1920s but defunct since 2008, Berlin Tempelhof Airport is now an open public parkland. It also hosts a wide variety of events, from Formula E races to marathon fairs and music festivals.
Tempelhof is in the south of the city, around 6km from the centre.
Perry Farrell, the festival founder, says they felt that Lollapalooza could reinvent festivals in Berlin. "We are constantly reinventing it. Every year we are getting better at it and adding new facets to the festival experience. We hope to change the city for the better."
Yes, absolutely! As long as those under 16 are accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, there is even a whole Kidzpalooza section dedicated to young festivals fans aged 0 to 14.
Berlin Tegel Airport is the German capital's principal international airport. From there, public transport options to the Tempelhof site are very good.
BY BUS AND LIGHT RAIL: The line X9 DB Bus departs from Tegel every 10 minutes, and takes 6 minutes to arrive at the Jungfernheide Bhf stop. From there, the line S 42 S-Bahn service will take you directly to Tempelhof, departing every 5 minutes and with a journey time of 22 minutes. The total journey cost is around €7-8.
BY BUS: Line X9 buses will also take you to the Zoologischer Garten Bhf stop, from where you can take take another bus, the line M46, straight to Tempelhof. The whole journey will take about 53 minutes and costs just €4.
Kidzapalooza will an area dedicated to music fans aged 0 to 14 with music, sing-a-longs, performances and more.
The Grüner Kiez (Green District) will be an area of calm featuring gardens, vegan & vegetarian dishes, art installations and more curated by respected organisations and exhibitors.