Chicago based music festival Lollapalooza returns to the Chilean capital of Santiago for its 9th annual edition. More than just a music festival, the three-day cultural experience has taken place in Santiago’s O’Higgins Park every year since 2011. Bringing all the biggest and best names down to South America, Lollapalooza offers everything from Alternative rock to heavy metal, hip hop, electronic and more. Also offering a range of activities and experiences, the cultural event displays a range of art, food, markets and more.
They also actively help the community and environment with many eco-friendly and sustainable proposals in place. In 2018, the festival raised enough funds from the festival through the official Campaña de Reforestación to fund the reforestation of five hectares of the Maule region. For the first time in the history of the festival, the 2019 edition will add the composting of organic waste to the festival; to ultimately advance towards becoming a zero waste festival.
“Lolla is a three-day cultural experience that takes place in this historic park in the centre of the Chilean capital”
This year’s edition features a huge impressive lineup made up of local and international acts. Friday will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar and Lenny Kravitz; who will share the stage with popular electronic djs including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, KSHMR, Fisher, Kungs and more. Saturday will welcome American alternative band Twenty One Pilots and rapper Post Malone; alongside more hot electronic acts such as Steve Aoki, Odesza, Years & Years and RL Grime. Finally, Sunday will close out the festival with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Sam Smith, Tiesto, The 1975, Macklemore and more. See the full lineup here.
Lollapalooza Chile takes place at Parque O’Higgins in the capital city of Santiago. (Av. Manuel Antonio Matta Altura 1650, Santiago 8700000, Chile).
The nearest major airport is Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, located 15km north-west of the city centre. Upon arrival, Santiago has an extensive range of public transport options, operated by Transantiago. Buses are widely available and can transport visitors to just about every corner of the city. The Santiago Metro has an extensive service, with five lines running throughout the city as well as the outer areas. Domestic rail services such as TerraSur trains and Metrotrén are available and travel between Santiago’s central station to other major cities in Chile.
Taxis are also available and can be identified by their black exteriors with yellow roofs. Legitimate taxis will always have orange number plates. Apps such as Cabify or Easy Taxi are recommended while travelling around Santiago to ensure legitimate and safe services.
Located in the heart of the city, the festival is easily accessible by public transport. Both Metro de Santiago and Transantiago have teamed up with the festival to extend their schedules.
The festival takes place in the heart of the Chilean capital so there are many accommodation options available throughout the city centre. Everything from hostels to hotels and Airbnbs can be found throughout the city and are within walking distance of the event. You can explore a range of nearby options below.
The bustling capital of Chile offers plenty to see and do for both locals and visitors. One of the most popular attractions is San Cristobal Hill, a landmark hill and popular hiking spot offering panoramic views of the city. Santa Lucia Hill is also a popular picturesque park that offers a scenic viewpoint. The giant urban park ‘Parque Metropolitano de Santiago’ features the local zoo, as well as cable cars, a range of historic statues and more.
Popular historic attractions such as La Moneda Palace and Plaza de Armas are featured throughout the city and showcase a range of statues and historical pieces. You can also find a number of museums throughout Santiago, with popular ones including the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts and La Chascona.
A number of day trips located just outside of the city offer picturesque views and a range of outdoor adventures. The stunning canyon ‘Cajon del Maipo’ offers expansive views, a range of outdoor activities and an abundance of wildlife. Aguas de Ramon Park is also a popular forested park, offering a range of walking and running trails with scenic views, hanging bridges, waterfalls and more.
This year’s edition of Lollapalooza Chile offers an extensive range of acts ranging from local talent to international superstars. Here are the top three acts you cannot miss at Lollapalooza Chile 2019.
Arctic Monkeys – English rock band Arctic Monkeys are returning to Chile for an epic performance. The multi-award winning group have taken the world by storm for nearly two decades; with their unmistakable indie rock beats and a distinctive Sheffield accent throughout their vocals. Their hit tracks including Do I Wanna Know and R U Mine will definitely make their performance one of the most highly anticipated sets on the bill.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are bringing an earthquake to Santiago. The former world number one DJ’s are known for energetic sets, which include their iconic ‘crowd control’ and ‘earthquake’ numbers. Put your arms around the people beside you and prepare to create an earthquake in Chile!
KSHMR – One if America’s hottest electronic dance acts KSHMR is heading to Chile and bringing his signature cultural sound to Lollapalooza. Inspired by his Indian-Kashmiri roots, the Californian based DJ and producer has become highly sought out in the scene. His discography includes a wide range of unmistakable sounds as well as chart-topping collaborations with some of the biggest names in the world. Make sure to check out this performance and transport yourself to an entirely new world!
The next edition of Lollapalooza Chile will take place from March 29-31, 2019.
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