According to a number of reports, a documentary series about the music festival Lollapalooza has been greenlit, with streaming service Paramount+ on board to distribute.
As British music daily NME notes, the three-part series is titled Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza. It is directed by Michael John Warren, in partnership with Lollapalooza’s current promoter, C3 Presents. According to a press statement, Lolla will document the evolution of the titular event over the span of 30 years, while taking a closer look at the festival’s founder, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell.
“[Lolla] will chronicle… the evolution of the now global cultural phenomenon that transcends generations of music fans and artists of all genres,” the synopsis reads. In his own statement, Perry said that after “pump[ing] new life into the live music experience” with Lollapalooza, he’s excited “to give people an inside look at the festival’s contribution to music history.”
The series should cover the growth of Lollapalooza across both its founding edition in Chicago, and the international versions it has spawned since its inception in 1991. Since then, the festival has hosted events in Berlin, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Stockholm, and Paris. A release date for Lolla has not yet been announced.