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When Perry Farrell created Lollapalooza as a farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction in 1991, he didn’t know he had a festival monster on his hands.
From 1991 to 1997 – plus a 2003 revival — Lollapalooza was run as an alternative music festivaltour with multiple dates all around North America.
In 2005, it was transformed into one of the world’s most popular weekend music festivals with a stable location in Chicago’s Grant Park.Music fans around the world await each Lollapalooza’s
Headliners make or break a music festival and Lollapalooza has boasted major headlining acts such as Weezer, Daft Punk, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters, and Artic Monkeys.
This year’s announcement will only contribute to Lollapalooza’s reputation as a music festival not to miss. Sir Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Florence + the Machine are the 2015 Lollapalooza headliners.
The festival will take place from Friday, 31 July to Sunday, 2 August.This will be McCartney’s first Lollapalooza performance and the first time Metallica has performed since 1996 when it was still a touring festival.
Florence + the Machine performed in 2012, though not as a headliner. While Gringo Star, an indie rock band from Atlanta, played the Lolla stage in 2009, the real deal Ringo Starr has yet to perform Lollapalooza, making Sir Paul’s performance the festival’s first and possibly only appearance by a member of The Beatles.
However, attending this historic festival will cost you. General admission, regular day passes, and VIP passes have all sold out.
If you’re looking to unload some of your bank account or you’ve recently won a huge US Powerball jackpot, then you can still buy a Platinum Pass or one of Lollapalooza’s travel packages.
The Platinum Pass gets you into the three-day festival with VIP treatment, including access to artist lounge areas, platinum viewing areas, and a complimentary bar and catered meals.
The Platinum Pass will run you $3600. Perhaps the better option for die-hard McCartney fans is the 2015 travel packages. There are packages for two or four people, including hotel stays, VIP tickets per person, and Lolla souvenirs.
Prices start at $1,735 for two people, without airfare.
If you’re not cool with breaking the bank, don’t despair. Just put the McCartney performance on your calendar and watch rock royalty through the Lollapalooza livestream.
LOLLAPALOOZA 2015 – GRANT PARK, CHICAGO
Friday, 31 July – Sunday, August 2
PAUL MCCARTNEY Friday, 31 July
METALLICA Saturday, 1 August
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE Sunday, 2 August