Paramount+ will host a docuseries about Lollapalooza, the iconic festival founded in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction frontman, Perry Farrell. Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza will be a three-part series directed by Michael John Warren, whose previous works include Jay-Z’s Fade to Black and Netflix’s Fearless.
“As a naive teenager trapped in the doldrums of Suburbia, U.S.A, I attended the first-ever Lollapalooza, and it totally blew my mind! It was dangerous, beautiful and instantly widened my perspective. So, it’s an honor to be entrusted to tell the true story of one of the most astonishing cultural touchstones in the last half-century.”
-Michael John Warren.
The docuseries will cover the festival’s evolution over the years, as well as Farrell’s original vision for the event to be a multi-city farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction. The festival, now held annually at Chicago’s Grant Park, has since grown to host headline acts like Metallica, Green Day, Machine Gun Kelly, Kygo, Due Lipa, and more. The Lolla brand has also expanded to international markets, now with events happening in Brazil, Germany, France, and India.
A release date for the docuseries has not yet been announced. Stay tuned for more details.