Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell has long dreamed of taking his festival overseas. After announcing earlier this year that he would finally make that vision come true by putting on a Lollapalooza in Chile in April, he unleashed the lineup for the two-day event on Friday (January 28).
The top of the roster reads like a who's who of past Lolla performers and includes such headliners as Kanye West, the Killers and, of course, Farrell's own Jane's Addiction.
The show, which will take place in O'Higgins Park in Santiago on April 2 and 3, will also feature 30 Seconds to Mars, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Deftones, Fatboy Slim, the Flaming Lips, Cypress Hill, 311, Cold War Kids, the National and Ben Harper. After nearly 20 years of wandering the U.S. and then putting down stakes along the Chicago lakefront since 2005, Lollapalooza is one of the most recognized music festivals on the planet.
The Chilean show will, as promised, feature a mix of international acts and South American stars, who will perform on five stages set up in the scenic downtown park. Farrell has also promised to engage in a "cultural exchange" 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."
Among the other acts on the Lollapalooza Chile roster: Armin Van Buuren, Sublime with Rome, Empire of the Sun, CSS, Los Bunkers, Cat Power, Devendra Banhart, the Drums, Boys Noize, Steel Pulse, Fischerspooner, PerryEtty vs. Chris Cox (Farrell's electronic side project), Mala Rodriguez, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Datarock, Todos Tus Muertos, Bomba Estereo, Ghostland Observatory, Joachim Garraud, Francisca Valenzuela, Zeta Bosio, Anita Tijoux, Quique Neira, Latin Bitman, DJ Raff, Toy Selektah, Fractal + Joe Vasconcellos, Fother Muckers, Astro, Devil Presley, Denver, Como Asesinar a Felipes, the Ganjas, Matanza, Ital, New Kids on the Noise, Magictwins, Los Pulentos, Achu, Cuchara, Mundano and Los Plumabits.