Wed. Mar 22nd, 2023

A 3-part documentary collection titled Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza is heading to Paramount+. Michael John Warren will direct the collection exploring the competition’s evolution because it first emerged in 1991 as a part of founder Perry Ferrell’s farewell tour with Jane’s Habit.

“When Lolla was launched in 1991, the live performance business felt like a boring automobile trip that was operating out of fuel,” Ferrell shared in an announcement. “We pumped new life into the stay music expertise and set the inspiration for the youth’s counter tradition to change into necessary and thrilling once more. Now greater than three many years younger, I’m joyful to have this chance to present folks an inside take a look at the competition’s contribution to music historical past.”

Since 1991, when it hosted touring performances from bands like 9 Inch Nails, Violent Femmes, and Rollings Band, Lollapalooza has expanded to an annual occasion rooted in Chicago, with worldwide variations popping up in Berlin, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Stockholm, and Paris.

The unique iteration of the competition has boasted headlining performances from Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Girl Gaga, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and extra.

“As a naive teenager trapped within the doldrums of Suburbia, U.S.A, I attended the first-ever Lollapalooza, and it completely blew my thoughts,” Warren added. “It was harmful, stunning and immediately widened my perspective. So, it’s an honor to be entrusted to inform the true story of one of the crucial astonishing cultural touchstones within the final half-century.”


Warren involves Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza having beforehand directed HBO’s Spring Awakening and the Nicki Minaj documentary My Time Once more. It marks the newest festival-centered documentary since a slate of Woodstock ’99 retrospective tasks.

MTV Leisure Studios will produce the three-part docuseries with FunMeter. In an announcement, FunMeter’s James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte shared: “This story is the music documentary jackpot for all of us at FunMeter. We love tales the place we will pull again the curtain on one thing you assume you realize. In some ways it’s over 30 years within the making, with an unbelievable quantity of never-before-seen archival.”

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