Lollapalooza might return to Toronto next summer
Is Lollapalooza coming to Toronto in 2015? The Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF, that most awesomest fest that went down at Fort York over the weekend past) has hinted that Lolla has our city in its sights for next year. TURF's Jeff Cohen, also co-owner of Toronto concert venues Lee's Palace and The Horseshoe Tavern as well as local show promotion company Collective Concerts, dropped some pretty big hints in an interview with music site Consequence of Sound this week.
Cohen reveals "Lollapoloza is surely coming to Toronto next August 2015, and it'll be very interesting to see how that changes the summer landscape in our great city." Lollapalooza organizers neither confirmed nor denied if Toronto was part of their plans. To fans who mourn the contrast between Montreal's Osheaga versus Toronto's smattering of mini fests with bouncy castles and mega fests with bitter rivalries, Lolla could be a welcome summer addition. Others will find it hard to forgive that year Morrissey, PJ Harvey, and Sonic Youth's North American tour was cancelled by the Chicago based festival (okay, it's been 10 years, maybe I can move on).
2014's Lollapalooza lineup includes the likes of Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lorde, Interpol, Jenny Lewis, and other acts who've been in town already this summer (some playing smaller festivals) or will soon be. Plus top billed headliner Eminem, which I might need explained to me.
Does music festival city need Lollapalooza? Are you like, so totally excited for this rad news? Will this mean trouble for Toronto clubs, and smaller local festivals just getting their feet off the ground such as TURF and Field Trip? Let us know in the comments.
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