In an array of latest developments in India, the headline still remains the Asia debut of the American-turned-Global music festival Lollapalooza which is all set for the country in 2023. This will also mark Lollapalooza inaugural edition to Asia, the first of its kind. Mumbai is going to host this 20-hour and more multi-diverse music fest in its Mahalaxmi Race Course from January 28th to 29th. It will also bring Imagine Dragons in India for the first time.

BookMyShow has announced over 60,000 capacity for the event which shall feature 40 artists spanning over four stages. Indian fans have given conflicting views ever since BookMyShow announced the Asian edition of Lollapalooza.

The Indian citizen may have expected a heavier load from a fest claiming global status and respect. Rumors about Pearl Jam, Janes Addiction, Red Hot Chilly Papers, and even the Korean sensation BTS were up in the air. In what felt hugely disappointing to one chunk of the populace, came the lineup which was revealed a day ago.

A bustling Indian crowd to receive Imagine Dragons and The Strokes 

Imagine Dragons in India
courtesy of ableton.com

But it’s easier to hear the creaks given that the negative tends to push over the positive. Many Imagine Dragon fans may have felt their hearts chiseled with gold.

    • This is accentuated by the fact that Imagine Dragons in India have never happened before.
    • There’s a crazy, and I mean a crazy amount of fandom that is pulled to the grind that Imagine Dragons’ music produces within the country.

The Strokes will accompany Imagine Dragons in India

Adding to this line-up as the headliners is The Strokes who will together with ID take the helm of the multi-diverse two-day music fest.

    • Led by Julian Casablancas’s legacy, an Indian wave of Rock enthusiasts (which is a force to be reckoned with) shall be witnessed in the coming days leading to January 28th.

All the rest of the lineup in Lollapalooza India

  • Following these two powerhouses are Greta Van Fleet, EDM Artist ZHU, Canadian sensation Punjabi music hero AP Dhillon, and pop-artist Cigarettes After Sex.
    • India’s beloved Prateek Kuhad and Divine are also up for the job.
  • Adding to the hype is also Jackson Wang. The Hong Kong rapper, singer, dancer, record producer, and fashion designer is hugely commemorated by the K-Pop-loving segment of the populace. This is so despite the native difference between K-Pop stars and Hong Kong-based pop idols.

Other performing artists Japanese Breakfast, Madeon, Alec Benjamin, Jackson Wang, Chelsea Cutler, The Wombats, Imanbek, Kasablanca, Apashe, Raveena, The Yellow Diary, Bloodywood, Sandunes, Aswekeepsearching, The F16s, Kayan, Tejas, House of Hashbass, Madboy/Mink, T.ill APES, Kumail, Kavya, Mali, Tanmaya Bhatnagar, Easy Wanderlings, Abhi Meer, Bombay Brass, Parimal Shais, Siri, Tracy De Sa and Aadya.

A brief overview of Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza in India
courtesy of Bookmyshow

Lollapalooza started as a touring event in 1991. Grant Park in Chicago hosts the American music fest for an annual run of four days. Lollapalooza is the global music scene’s finest and most iconic. It is also one of the longest-running in the entire United States. An estimated average of 400,000 people attend the event annually and have a solid record of selling out completely.

A multi-diverse genre of music and artists lineup bezel the music fest with its glitter. Performing genres include but aren’t limited to heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, electronic music, and alternative rock.

Where to buy tickets and what’s the price?

Lollapalooza in India Imagine Dragons IN India
Via Bookmyshow
  • The two-day musical fest will be held in Mumbai’s Mahalaxi Race Course on 28th and 29th of January.
  • Prices range between RS 8,999 (Starting with General Tickets) to RS 64,999 (for Platinum Tickets)
  • The prices started from RS 8,999 (about 110 USD ) in general phase 1.
    • At the time of this write-up, the general category phases have gone to stage 4, costing around RS 11,999 (About 145 USD).
  • Ticket categories include General, Vip, and Platinum.
    • Each provides an ascending and incremental set of features, starting from general admissions leading up to elevated view decks and open bar access in Platinum tickets.

Concluding

BookMyShow is the co-producer for the Indian edition of the global music festival. They are also its promoter. Joining BookMyShow are the global producers Perry Farrel and C3 Presents.

Lollapalooza India features a diverse list of Indian and international names in the line-up. Yet the two-day music fest has opened a variety of diverse reactions and funny memes that reign on social media. Many even claimed that the line-up does not justify its overpriced tickets.


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Rhytham is a Philosophy graduate who founded a state-level organization that promotes anime and Japanese culture in his home state of Assam India. The org is named Assam Senpai Society. He is also an ardent writer, poet, musician, vocalist, graphic designer, and photoshop artist. He has worked on multiple state and national level conventions. Other than anime, catch him watching western series that really have in themselves the solidity to catch his attention.