GENERATOR RECOMMENDS: LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL

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We asked the general managers of Generator Hostels across Europe to recommend places, events and people in their cities. Here's an idea from Berlin.

The original Lollapalooza festival started in Chicago’s Grant Park in 1991 – you may remember its parody in the Simpsons episode “Homerpalooza” – and it wasn’t until 2010, with the worldwide festival revival, that it debuted outside the U.S. In Chile, Brazil, Argentina and, now for the first time, Berlin

Speaking about his hopes for the Berlin debut, festival founder Perry Farrell said, “I want there to be art on the ground because Berlin is known for its artists…You will see very young teenagers, children and older people at Lollapalooza. Everybody is there, nobody looks at each other funny and nobody feels awkward.” Sounds like it will complement Berlin’s ethos pretty well.

Farrell hasn’t held back on the line-up. Sunday headliners are Radiohead, part of their global tour to promote A Moon Shaped Pool, whose recent live gigs have shown a dynamism indicative of a band on top-form – and comfortable with its back-catalogue. Check out the full line-up here – tickets are still available for €139

Lollapalooza 2016 runs from 10 – 11 September 2016. It is located in Treptower Park in the south-east of the city – a 20 or 35 minute journey from each of the two Generator Hostels in Berlin.