For its first Asian edition, Lollapalooza settles in Bombay

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For its first Asian edition, Lollapalooza settles in Bombay

The rock, hip-hop and electronic music festival Lollapalooza kicked off on Saturday January 28 in Bombay, for the first edition in Asia of this musical event born in the United States, which has spread across the planet.

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A crowd during the Lollapalooza music festival on January 28 in Mumbai.

For this biggest musical event in the Indian financial center since the end of the pandemic, crowds flocked to the Mahalaxmi racecourse.

Some 60,000 people are expected over the two days of the festival, according to the organizers.

This is the first major American festival to come to India, I couldn’t miss it“said Narayani Anand, 29.

The live music scene is really rebounding“, she added. “It’s almost like it means the end of the dark days“.

The Strokes, Diplo and Imagine Dragons headline the inaugural concert.

But Binjal Shah, 30, is among those who decided not to go.

Tickets were exorbitantly priced. I couldn’t justify such an expense“, she said. “There was a mad hype before the lineup was announced. But this one is really not terrible! My friends who bought tickets in advance were really disappointed“.

The Lollapalooza was started in 1991 in Chicago by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell during the alternative music boom in the United States. Criticized for its alleged commercialism, it closed in the late 90s but was revived in the early 2000s in the United States.

The festival has since expanded to Latin America, with versions in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, as well as Europe (Sweden, Germany, France).


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