Sao Paulo’s diverse music scene welcomes the legendary Lollapalooza festival on April 5th and 6th, 2014. Since it’s arrival in 2012, Lollapalooza has grown from having received 135,000 to 167,000 attendees in 2013, hosting the festival in Sao Paulo’s jockey club. This year, they’ve made it even bigger, and have moved the event to the Autódromo de Interlagos, a 4.3km Formula One racetrack.
Heliping Brazilians enjoy their love of alternative international and local artists, Lollapalooza brings a great variety of acts to this year’s festival. While the main acts fit with Lollapalooza’s original focus of rock and alternative music, they’ve got a nice representation of several other genres such as EDM, house, indie, dubstep, hip hop, and a lot of their own amazing home-grown stuff.
Some of this year’s highlights include: Muse, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Disclosure, Pixies, Imagine Dragons, Vampire Weekend, Axwell, Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Kid Cudi, Wolfgang Gartner, Baauer, Flux Pavillion, Flume, Joachim Garraud, and Elekfantz, just to name a few. The Brazilian representation is also pretty cool, with rock acts Nação Zumbi and Raimundos, and hip hop groups Con Crew Diretoria and Illya Kuriaki & the Valderramas. There’s also going to be a workshop from the amazing Brazilian acapella and step group Barbatuques, and a section called Kidzapalooza so that the little guys can enjoy some exposure to great music as well.
Great music mixed with a Brazilian lust for life should make the perfect mix for the perfect weekend festival.
Stay tuned for more pre-festival coverage.