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The Director of ‘Hillsong: Let Hope Rise’ Is Making a Docuseries About Lollapalooza

The Director of ‘Hillsong: Let Hope Rise’ Is Making a Docuseries About Lollapalooza

It might be time to finally get that Paramount Plus subscription.

The streamer has greenlit Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza, a three-part docuseries on the iconic festival. Michael John Warren, the director of Hillsong: Let Hope Rise and HBO’s Spring Awakening, has been picked to tell the festival’s story.

Lollapalooza | Enjoy Illinois “As a naive teenager trapped in the doldrums of Suburbia, U.S.A, I attended the first-ever Lollapalooza, and it totally blew my mind! It was dangerous, beautiful and instantly widened my perspective,” Warren said. “So, it’s an honor to be entrusted to tell the true story of one of the most astonishing cultural touchstones in the last half-century.”

Back in 1991, Jane Addiction’s Perry Farrell launched Lollapalooza as a traveling circus of bands. Since then, Lollapalooza has hosted thousands of bands and artists in Chicago and extended to festivals around the world.

“When Lolla was launched in 1991, the concert industry felt like a boring car ride that was running out of gas,” Farrell said. “We pumped new life into the live music experience and set the foundation for the youth’s counter culture to become important and exciting again. Now more than three decades young, I am happy to have this opportunity to give people an inside look at the festival’s contribution to music history.”

There is no announced release date for Lolla yet, but hopefully it will premiere before this year’s Lolla kicks off in Chicago on Aug. 3.

(Still waiting for that lineup, by the way.)

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