An announcement is coming Thursday (Nov. 6) that the first Lollapalooza Berlin will be held at Tempelhof Airport on Sept. 12-13, 2015. Germany will join Chile, Brazil and Argentina as the fourth international location for the festival, produced by Festival Republic, the team behind the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and Melt! Booking, in conjunction with Lolla's U.S. team of Perry Farrell, William Morris Endeavor and C3 Presents.
This is the first time Lolla has ventured onto European soil, either as a touring festival or a one-off event, and Marc Geiger, head of WME's music division, says in a statement that, while Europe has long been considered, producers were "intimidated by the rich festival history Europe has had for 50 years." Now, he adds, "Berlin feels like it is ready to explode as a city and cultural center and we want to be there to grow with the city."