Lollapalooza heads to Bogota, Colombia
The 2015 Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago was evacuated amid weather reports calling for rain, hail, and intense winds that created serious safety concerns.
Do you know where might be a safer place to go see Lollapalooza?
Yes, that’s right: Lollapalooza recently announced that they will, for the first time ever, hold a music festival in Colombia. Perry Farrel’s legendary multi-day, multi-band musical extravaganza, once a touring U.S. alternative music festival, then a once-a-year destination festival in Chicago, is now an international enterprise. There are shows in Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paolo, Brazil; Berlin, Germany; and as of Fall 2016, Colombia’s sprawling capital, high atop an Andean plateau 8,300 feet above sea level: Bogotá.
With its historic Candelaria downtown, vibrant Zona Rosa district, and spectacular panoramic views from the misty Monserrate Hill at 10,341 feet above sea level, Bogotá will be a spectacular setting for the iconic festival. Lollapalooza’s promoters, Texas-based C3 Presents, expect to be able to replicate their recent South American successes in Chile, Argentina and Brazil with a healthy mix of local music lovers and international attendees at the shows.
Colombia, once bypassed by most travelers due to its reputation as a dangerous destination, has completely changed its image in recent years. Improvements in security have led to a boom in tourism, as travelers become aware of the country’s green cloud forests, historic cities, and pristine Caribbean beaches. If you’re interested in exploring this beautiful, welcoming country for yourself – perhaps while taking in the Lollapalooza music festival – just give us a call to start planning your trip.