Lollapalooza To Return Next Summer

Pioneering music fest coming back after four-year break.

After a four-year hiatus, pioneering music festival Lollapalooza will return to the summer concert calendar in 2002.

Jane's Addiction frontman and solo artist Perry Farrell is leading the revival with fellow Lollapalooza founders William Morris Agency and his former manager Ted Gardner, Farrell's spokesperson said Monday (November 26).

Organizers have not made any official offers to bands, though WMA Senior Vice President Peter Grosslight told the Los Angeles Times there are several acts that would fit in with Lollapalooza's ideals.

"We're seeing bands that are meaning something to kids without great support from radio," Grosslight said. "There is a sort of new alternative scene, so to speak." Grosslight's office said they would have more details later this week.

Lollapalooza, which launched in 1991 with a bill that included Jane's Addiction, Butthole Surfers and Nine Inch Nails, provided the blueprint for the many festivals that emerged in the later part of the decade, including Ozzfest, the Lilith Fair and the Warped Tour.

None of those festival tours, however, have featured as broad a musical focus as Lollapalooza, with the possible exception of Moby's Area:One tour, which took the nickname "Moby-palooza" when it launched last summer.

Tool, Korn, Snoop Dogg, Tricky, Orbital, Eels and James performed at the last Lollapalooza, in 1997 (see "Lollapalooza Launches In Florida").