The upcoming 2016 edition of the mega-festival that has its roots entrenched in Chicago has big promises to fulfil. A mammoth lineup for the South America edition has been announced, which means Lollapalooza is taking the region very, very seriously.
2011 marked its first foray into South America, starting out an edition in the capital city of Chile, Santiago. The lineup boasted of a few biggies: Kanye West, 30 Seconds To Mars and Fatboy Slim rounded off an otherwise small lineup in comparison to the behemoth that the Chicago edition had already become.
Since then, however, the South American editions have swelled in size each year. Immediately next year in 2012, the festival property expanded to Brasil, and 2014 marked its first time in Argentina. The lineup sizes kept increasing, as Lollapalooza made itself a household name in the southern continent. Bringing some of the world’s best international acts each year, people’s expectations kept getting higher and higher, and Lollapalooza kept delivering on its promises.
(All lineup images courtesy Lollapalooza’s Facebook event pages)
March 2016 is when all hell breaks loose, because South America has never seen a lineup as massive as this before. The property completes 25 years of its existence, and for that, it is treating its South American fans to a phenomenal list of acts. The three countries, Chile, Brasil and Argentina have almost-identical lineups.
With Eminem and Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons and Jack U taking spots at the creme-de-la-creme of the lineup, the supporting acts are big in their own right.
As with every other Lollapalooza lineup, this year’s list of acts is very genre-fluid. With musicians as diverse as Snoop Dogg, Odesza, Tame Impala, Kaskade, Gramatik and Flosstradamus among a plethora of other individuals/bands, this year’s Lollapalooza is definitely going to be one for the books.
Timeline-wise, Brasilian festival-goers will get to witness the mammoth lineup first, as Lollapalooza arrives in the country on March 12, and goes on for two days. The dates for Chile and Argentina overlap a bit, as the Chile edition will happen on March 19-20 and the Argentinan leg will start on the 18th and end on the 19th.
With barely a week left for the festivities to commence, this year’s Lollapalooza is going to be off the hook, and fans from the three South American countries are finally going to witness a spectacle they’ve been waiting for all year!