What began as a hedonistic swan-song tour for Jane’s Addiction in 1991 has gone through several changes and reincarnations over the years, but none so great as this: the official lineup for the inaugural Lollapalooza Chile festival has been announced, with Kanye West, pop-rock superstars The Killers, and, of course, a revitalized Jane’s Addiction.
Set to take place from April 2-3 in Santiago’s Parque O’Higgins, the two day festival also includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Deftones, Fatboy Slim, The Flaming Lips, The National, Empire of the Sun, Cat Power, Cypress Hill, 30 Seconds to Mars, 311, Sublime with Rome, Ben Harper, Cold War Kids, CSS, Devendra Banhart, Datarock and a number of Latin American outfits, among others. Complete lineup on the poster at bottom.
Festival founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has also promised to engage in a “cultural exchange” between the new incarnation and the original festival, and bring some of the Chilean artists to this summer’s Lollapalooza in Chicago, whose lineup has not yet been announced.
“The job we did to gather these artists for 2011 was remarkable,” Farrell said in a statement. “Imagine gathering 60 artists while the contract ink is still wet. We put it together at a record pace as we had four months. We did not want to come to Chile with a lineup that was anything other than world-class. … Our selections are very animated, with much diversity. There is Chilean talent in the mix. … Our ambition is to plant a very strong seed in Chile. One that will grow over the years, and provide Santiago with an event for the ages.”
One-day, two-day, and VIP passes are available via the festival’s website.
Meanwhile, the American version of Lollapalooza is set to return to Grant Park in Chicago on August 5-7.