Lollapalooza Chile is the Chile-based version of the popular music festival Lollapalooza. It is held in Santiago, Chile.
The annual festival launched in April 2011 in Santiago’s O’Higgins Park and features alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip-hop bands from both Chile and abroad. It was the first edition of Lollapalooza to take place outside of the United States and was followed by the launch of Lollapalooza Brazil in São Paulo in 2012. Lollapalooza Chile has been held in Santiago since 2011.
Lollapalooza Chile has also provided a springboard for Chilean artists such as Los Bunkers, Chico Trujillo and Anita Tijoux to play at the original Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.
O’Higgins Park (Spanish: Parque O’Higgins, previously known as Parque Cousiño), covering approximately 75 hectares (190 acres), is Santiago, Chile’s second largest public park after Metropolitan Park. It is situated in the center of the capital city, within the Santiago Commune.
Named after Bernardo O’Higgins, one of Chile’s founding fathers, the park is a popular destination for families on weekends and holidays, particularly during the national holiday on September 18, when traditional gathering places for dancing, eating, and drinking, called fondas and ramadas, are open to the public for a few days.
From 2011 and 2019, O’Higgins Park served as the location of the annual Lollapalooza Chile music festival.