Watch the trailer for the new Lollapalooza docuseries on Paramount+

The trailer for a new Lollapalooza documentary that tells the story of the iconic Chicago music festival has been released. Check it out below.

Directed by Michael John Warren (Jay-Z’s Fade to Black), Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza is a three-part docu-series that gives insight into the creation of Perry Farrell‘s (Jane’s Addiction) music festival and its 30-year run going from a touring punk event to the annual music bash in Chicago’s Grant Park and beyond.

“When I started Lollapalooza, it was a farewell for Jane’s Addiction,” said Farrell in the trailer. Along with the Porno For Pyros frontman, the docu-series will feature interviews with the likes of Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Ice-T, Chance the Rapper and more.

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Details about the documentary were shared back in February of last year. “When Lolla was launched in 1991, the concert industry felt like a boring car ride that was running out of gas,” Farrell said at the time in a statement.

He continued: “We pumped new life into the live music experience and set the foundation for the youth’s counter culture to become important and exciting again. Now more than three decades young, I am happy to have this opportunity to give people an inside look at the festival’s contribution to music history.”

Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza is set to premiere on Paramount+ in the US and Canada May 21 and May 22  in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.


In a five-star review of Lollapalooza 2023, NME shared: “Even in the midst of acts giving their best at the festival, there’s still an undercurrent of imperfection that makes it all approachable and real.”

It continued: “Lollapalooza isn’t trying to be anything it’s not, and by returning each year with a new plan to prioritise diversity in sound as well as a steadfast dedication to highlighting fresh acts (like on its BMI stage, where up-and-coming acts like Annie DiRusso and Beauty School Dropout are met with fans who sing along to every single word) the festival proves its dedication to just putting the music first, and the fans Lollapalooza draws in mirror that effort.”

Elsewhere, Blink-182Tyler, The CreatorHozierSZAThe Killers and more are set to headline this year’s edition of the annual Chicago music festival.

Others on the bill include Been StellarGeese, The Last Dinner Party, DeftonesTate McRaeLaufey (performing with the Chicago Philharmonic), Conan GreyReneé Rapp, Faye WebsterVictoria MonétSexyy Red, Teddy Swims, Benson Boone, JungleTwo Door Cinema ClubKiller MikeVince Staples, Four TetKevin Abstract, Ethel CainChappell Roan, Teeze Touchdown, Kenny BeatsThe Japanese HouseRomyFlo, Cults, Slow Pulp, Militarie Gun, Fleshwater, Wisp, and more. You can visit here to purchase passes for Lollapalooza 2024.


Last year’s edition of Lollapalooza saw the likes of Billie EilishKarol GKendrick LamarThe 1975Holly HumberstoneSabrina CarpenterFoalsRed Hot Chili Peppers and more perform.

Lollapalooza now also has events around the world.