Lollopalooza festival founder Perry Farrell has revealed in a surprising new interview that he “hates” EDM, what it has done to his event, and dance music in general.
Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, Perry, who is also the frontman of American rock band Jane’s Addiction, said, “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."
Lollapalooza turns 25 years old when it runs this weekend between Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July, hosting performances from the likes of Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Hardwell and Marshmello.
In the interview Perry also hinted at a new project that he hopes to start in the next 18 months. Speaking about that, he said, “At my new project, there will be great house music. I hope I will keep EDM at the door. They will be turned away.”
Let’s hope he doesn’t turn anyone away this weekend.
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