Lollapalooza Expands to Four Days in Honor of 25th Anniversary

LollapaloozaIn honor of its 25th anniversary, Lollapalooza will be one day longer next year. The 2016 edition of the Chicago festival will be held over four days, from Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31.

"It's our 25th Anniversary and we wanted to do something really special and different for our fans," says Lollapalooza founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell in a statement. "There's a lot of really great music coming out in 2016; with the abundance of talent that wanted to help us celebrate 25 years we got to thinking...'How are we going to fit all those great artists in one weekend?'"

"Then we thought about what a special day Thursday has become," he continues. "When the party can't wait for the weekend, the movers and shakers make it happen on Thursday! So, we've put together an entire additional day of music to celebrate our milestone year. It's going to be a fantastic party!"

Farrell created Lollapalooza in 1991 as a touring festival. Since 2006, it's been held in Chicago's Grant Park as a three-day destination festival.

This past summer's Lollapalooza lineup included headliners Metallica, Paul McCartney and Florence + the Machine.

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