Lollapalooza Founder Hates EDM

23 July 2016 Written by 

Founder Hates EDM


From Spin By Anna Gaca : Lollapalooza is set to power through its 25th anniversary next weekend, and the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot took a look at the festival’s evolution from a one-off touring event to a permanent fixture of the city’s summer calendar. Perhaps the most entertaining revelation was festival founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell’s opinion of electronic dance music: He hates it.

“I hate EDM. I want to vomit it out of my nostrils,” Farrell told Kot. “I can’t stand what it did to what I love, which is house music, which was meditative, psychedelic — it took you on a journey. … I sometimes cringe at my own festival.” Farrell goes on to say he’s in the initial stages of organizing a new event, which will be more to his taste: “At my new project, there will be great house music. I hope I will keep EDM at the door. They will be turned away.”

Awkwardly enough, Lollapalooza’s honorary Perry’s Stage features many EDM acts. This year, the stage’s headliners include DJs Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Duke Dumont, and GRiZ. Lollapalooza runs July 28 to July 31; read the full Chicago Tribune article here.

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