Perry Farrell, front man for Jane’s Addiction, developed the idea after playing in Israel last year. Farrell, born Peretz Bernstein, has visited Israel many times and described Tel Aviv as the perfect location. “In Tel Aviv, you have all the hotels right on the beach, and man, let me tell you, it’s sexy. There’s no curfew, so talk about an after party!” Farrell said. “When the party at Hayarkon Park lets out, you can be right on to the next one. And they [Israelis] love to dance. And they have their parties right on the beach. You can be in the water, rocking out.”
Israel is the third international location for the festival after it previously expanded to Chile and Brazil. Lollapalooza has been held in Chicago’s Grant Park since being revived in 2004 and has hosted some of the biggest names in rock and hip-hop.