The Ultimate Lollapalooza Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

Who started the Lollapalooza festival?

Singer Perry Farrell is the founder of Lollapalooza.

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

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

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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.

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When was the first Lollapalooza show?

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

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Where was the first Lollapalooza show?

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

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

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

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

The lineup jumped to 28 acts in 1992.

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

Red Hot Chili Peppers were the main draw in 1992.

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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.

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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.

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Who replaced her?

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Which band headlined Lollapalooza in 1996?

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

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Which band used Lollapalooza as its farewell tour in 1996?

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

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Which country legend played Lollapalooza in 1996?

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

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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.

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When did Lollapalooza make a comeback?

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

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This band was NOT a headliner of the 2003 revival.

Green Day played Lollapalooza in 1994 and 2010.

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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…

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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.

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Where was the first international Lollapalooza festival?

Lollapalooza showed up in 2010 in Santiago, Chile.

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The festival moved to this South American city in 2011.

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

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Where was the first European Lollapalooza?

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

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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.

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How much did a Lollapalooza ticket cost in 1991?

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

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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.

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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.

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

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