Lollapalooza: classic images from past festivals


A huge crowd gathered for Amy Winehouse’s Sunday set last year. She was sandwiched between The Cribs and The Stooges on the Bud Light stage.
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A fan crowdsurfs during Modest Mouse’s last year, which saw them run through much of fifth album ‘We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank’, their first with new guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths fame, and a US chart-topper.
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Iggy Pop is mobbed by fans during the stage invasion that now features in practically every set by The Stooges. Under the current contract, Lollapalooza will return to Chicago every year until 2011.
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Gabriela Quintero, left, and Rodrigo Sanchez, of Rodrigo Y Gabriela perform at Lollapalooza last year. The Mexican classical guitar duo, currently living in Dublin, actually met in a thrash metal band.


Amy Winehouse joined a host of British stars, including Muse and Snow Patrol, at last year’s Lollapalooza. Other stars from these shores that appeared at Lollapalooza 2007 included The Cribs, The Fratellis and MIA.
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Music fans arrive at Grant Park, Chicago for Lollapalooza 2007. Organiser Perry Farrell recently revealed he’s considering plans to take the festival outside the States in the future, and welcomes the competition from Glastonbury to host one of the best festivals in the world.


Whereas Lollapalooza once toured across the whole of the US, in its current form it is based in Chicago’s Grant Park, often described as the city’s ‘front yard’.
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Fans rush into Chicago’s Grant Park as the gates open for Lollapalooza 2006. Rumours that they were rucking to get to Tonedeff’s opening set on the Q101 stage were unconfirmed at time of caption writing.


Editors played the Q101 stage on Friday of 2006’s Lollapalooza, along with Cursive, The Secret Machines and Violent Femmes, who also played the first ever festival in 1991.


Snoop Dogg performs during Lollapalooza ’97 at Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavillion in Phoenix, back when the festival toured the US. Featuring everyone from Korn to Tricky to Orbital, it was to be the last Lollapalooza until 2003.
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Steve Stevens and Billy Idol perform at Lollapalooza. The festival kicks off this weekend with action from Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead and Kanye West.
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