Arts & Entertainment

‘Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza,’ premieres at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah – This year’s Sundance Film Festival hosted the world premiere of “Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza,” a documentary delving into the roots and movements behind the music festival, Lollapalooza.

Founder of Lollapalooza and Jane’s Addiction, Perry Farrell, was on hand for the Paramount+ series about Lollapalooza, that started as a musical festival and became a movement. In 1991, the festival was supposed to be a swan song for Perry’s band, Jane’s Addiction, the last shows before the band was to brake up. However, Lollapalooza was such a success that the musical tour continued as an annual summer music festival. Eventually landing in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Bands like Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Ice Tea and so many more were catapulted into stardom with some help from Lollapalooza. It was more than just a music festival, it was a carnival, a circus, and a performance, all in one. The festival encouraged patrons to register to vote and informed concertgoers of what was happening in the world of politics, social issues, and environmental missions.

The series will be available to stream on Paramount+ in the coming months.

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