Lollapalooza coming to Israel in 2013

The popular music festival Lollapalooza will make its next international stop at the Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv next summer. Founder Perry Farrell, of the popular ’90s band “Jane’s Addiction,” said in a statement that Tel Aviv was chosen because on a recent visit there he found an “international music community that listens to everything we all listen to, but the artists weren’t traveling there so it was an opportunity.”

Farrell created the festival in 1991 as a farewell tour for his band; it has been held in various locations throughout North America, with the festival now being held regularly in Chicago. In addition, an international expansion brought the festival this year to Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Farrell described Tel Aviv as a “sexy city,” adding: “Talk about the after party!” — jta