Foo Fighters, Foster the People to Play Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil


Story by Cat Badra

Foo Fighters, Foster the People, MGMT rock Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil in 2012

It’s that time of year again: the time of year when Lollapalooza heads south. Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chile 2012 lack very little, as the celebrated rock ‘n’ roll festival has announced that this season’s big headliner, for both gigs, is none other than Dave Grohl and his band, Foo Fighters. Lollapalooza hits Santiago, Chile, March 31 through April 1 and then reaches Sao Paulo, Brazil, for an April 7 to 8 run.

Foo Fighters aren’t the only ones rocking the festival. On top of the Foos, an variety-packed lineup of other artists are slated to play both shows, including MGMT, Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Peaches and even the legendary Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Could they have snagged a better alternative rock plate of acts? We think not.

On top of that, each gig will offer some performers specific to that date. Lollapalooza Chile attendees will find Bjork, Avicii, Los Jaivas, rockorgánico, Camila Moreno, Juana Fe, BBS and Paranoicos. Fans at Lollapalooza Brazil will rock out to Jane’s Addiction, Plebe Rude from Brasília, Wander Wildner and Cascadura. Both events will present multiple music stages, an electronic tent, local fare and a cute Kidzapalooza children’s area.

Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Ferrell is stoked for the shows. “The people of Sao Paulo have been very active–twittering me whom they want to see in the 2012 Lolla lineup,” he said in an official statement.  “Judging by all the requests, they are going to erupt. We really delivered for them. Now, I want them to show me how you party in Brazil!” Sounds like Ferrell’s wish will soon be a reality. Tickets for the dates go on sale to the general public on Nov., 28 at on the festival’s official website. (Photo credit: Steve Gullick, courtesy photo.)


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