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Lollapalooza Founder Proposes New House Music Only Festival Project

In a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune, Perry Farrell opened up about the history of Lollapalooza and the impact his creation has made in the past 25 years.

While touching on the past, Farrell also took a moment to discuss his future goals. He mentioned that he will be moving on from Lollapalooza to start a new project of his own described as a “completely new experience”. Set to launch in just 18 short months, Farrell describes his vision of a festival with house music vibes only.

Farrell explains that this concept was born out of his own disdain for the new wave of EDM music. In the interview he explained, “I hate EDM. I want to vomit it out of my nostrils. I can't stand what it did to what I love, which is house music, which was meditative, psychedelic — it took you on a journey. … I sometimes cringe at my own festival." Though he understands the role of EDM at festivals like Lollapalooza, he dreams of something more and has plans to make it happen very soon. This festival will not be a general audience pleaser, but a utopia for all things house music.

"The only way to change things is by changing things myself. At my new project, there will be great house music. I hope I will keep EDM at the door. They will be turned away.

What do you think? Is Perry being too harsh? Or is it time to get back to the roots of dance music culture?