Having already branched out to Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, Chicago-based music festival Lollapalooza has added Berlin to their list of stops for the festival’s intercontinental tour in 2015.
Festival organizers announced that the very first Lollapalooza Berlin will take place Sept. 12-13, 2015 on the grounds of Tempelhof Airport in Germany. The inaugural event will be produced by the US team of Perry Farrell, William Morris Endeavor (WME), and C3 Presents in conjunction with European production companies Melt! Booking and Festival Republic, the organization behind England’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.
The move marks Lollapalooza’s first attempt at bringing the festival to European soil–something WME Music Director Marc Geiger says has been a long time coming.
“[Lollapalooza producers] were initially intimidated by the rich festival history Europe has had for 50 years.
Berlin feels like it is ready to explode as a city and cultural center and we want to be there to grow with the city.”
The location of the festival, Tempelhof Airport (pictured above), was closed down in 2008 to serve as a public space/park that now hosts a number of festivals and sporting events each year.
Lollapalooza’s Berlin expansion could also see the festival adding an increasing number of electronic producers and musicians to the lineup to interest the European market. The number of DJs and electronic artists at Lollapalooza 2014 was one of the highest in festival history and included artists like Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Above & Beyond, Chase & Status, Flosstradamus, The Glitch Mob, Gramatik, Flume, Martin Garrix, Duke Dumont, and more.
No announcement has been made on ticket prices, on-sale dates, or lineups.