The Ultimate Lollapalooza Quiz


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Lollapalooza is the granddaddy of the summer music festivals. How much do you know about the origins, bands and scandals of Lollapalooza?

Who started the Lollapalooza festival?

Singer Perry Farrell is the founder of Lollapalooza.

Farrell intended the first Lollapalooza to be a farewell tour for his band, _____________.

Farrell was/is the frontman for Jane's Addiction.

How did Farrell come up with the name?

Farrell says he saw the word while looking through a dictionary and remembered it from a Three Stooges movie.

When was the first Lollapalooza show?

The first Lollapalooza show was on July 18, 1991, in…

Where was the first Lollapalooza show?

The very first Lollapalooza show was held at Compton Terrace in Tempe, AZ.

Which of the following bands was NOT in the 1991 Lollapalooza lineup?

Pearl Jam played Lollapalooza in 1992 and 2007, but not 1991.

Nine bands played Lollapalooza in 1991. How many bands were in the 1992 lineup?

The lineup jumped to 28 acts in 1992.

Which one of these bands was a main stage act in 1992?

Red Hot Chili Peppers were the main draw in 1992.

Which headlining band dropped out in 1994?

Nirvana dropped out on April 4, 1994, citing Kurt Cobain's mental instability. His body was found four days later.

Who left the tour midway in 1995?

O'Connor reportedly walked out of a hotel and flew back to Dublin without even telling her band.

Who replaced her?

British band Elastica took O'Connor's place on the tour.

Which singer reportedly caused a lot of problems on the 1995 tour?

Courtney Love apparently didn't make many friends in 1995.

Which band left the stage mid-set in 1995 when its singer was hit by a chunk of mud?

The crowd wasn't being very nice to Pavement in general, so singer Stephen Malkmus left the stage when someone hit him with a mud clod.

Which year was Perry Farrell's last as organizer?

Farrell ran Lollapalooza until 1996, when the inclusion of the next band made him so angry he quit.

Which band headlined Lollapalooza in 1996?

Farrell felt that Metallica didn't fit into his vision of Lollapalooza.

Which band used Lollapalooza as its farewell tour in 1996?

Legendary punk group the Ramones took a final lap around the country with Lollapalooza.

Which country legend played Lollapalooza in 1996?

Waylon Jennings didn't exactly fit the Lollapalooza mold, either, but he was OK with Farrell.

This year ended up being the last year of the original Lollapalooza format.

The last hurrah ended up being in 1997 — ticket sales were so low in 1998 that the tour was canceled.

When did Lollapalooza make a comeback?

The festival came back for a 30-date tour in the summer of 2003.

This band was NOT a headliner of the 2003 revival.

Green Day played Lollapalooza in 1994 and 2010.

When did Lollapalooza return in its current form, as a one-weekend festival instead of a touring show?

When the 2004 tour was canceled for lackluster ticket sales, Farrell decided to bring it back the next year as a one-weekend show in…

Lollapalooza will be held in this city one weekend every year through at least 2018.

The Lollapalooza organizers signed a deal in 2009 to keep the show in Chicago's Grant Park until 2018.

Where was the first international Lollapalooza festival?

Lollapalooza showed up in 2010 in Santiago, Chile.

The festival moved to this South American city in 2011.

Sao Paulo, Brazil, was the next stop for Lollapalooza International.

Where was the first European Lollapalooza?

Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon headlined Lollapalooza Berlin in 2014.

The 25th anniversary Lollapalooza is in 2016. What change was made for the anniversary?

Lollapalooza 2016 is four days — July 28-31 — in Grant Park.

How much did a Lollapalooza ticket cost in 1991?

Thirty-five dollars got you a whole day at the inaugural Lollapalooza.

How much does a one-day Lollapalooza pass cost in 2016?

Nowadays you'll have to cough up $120 a day, $335 for all four days.

How much will you have to shell out for a Platinum VIP Pass for all four days?

If you'd like free food and drinks, mini spa treatments, air-conditioned bathrooms, elevated viewing platforms, golf cart transportation, concierge service and access to artists' lounges, that'll be $4,200 for the long weekend.

This band is one of the headliners for the 2016 festival.

Radiohead is headlining the festival along with old favorites Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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