Never one to ig­nore her Muse, Jenna Rose Rob­bins got the scoop on the first Euro­pean edi­tion of Perry Far­rell’s mu­si­cal jug­ger­naut.

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Rock out at Perry Far­rell's first Euro­pean edi­tion of the mu­si­cal jug­ger­naut Lol­la­palooza.

Way back in 1991, when plaid flan­nel and grunge garb were still de rigueur club wear, Lol­la­palooza shook up the Amer­i­can mu­sic-fes­ti­val scene by dar­ing to fea­ture both an un­ortho­dox mix of gen­res and non-mu­si­cal at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing sideshow freaks and Bud­dhist monks. And it did some­thing else that other fests didn’t: It went on the road.

Some 20 years and sev­eral re­jig­ger­ings later, Perry Far­rell’s brain­child is mak­ing its first land­ing on this side of the Pond, and the for­mer Jane’s Ad­dic­tion front­man has cho­sen Ber­lin – nat­u­rally – for the Euro­pean in­au­gu­ra­tion. Head­lin­ing the two- day shindig is none other than Muse, who some con­sider the best live act of our time. The English rock­ers are sup­ported by the likes of Seeed and Ber­lin’s own punkrock Beat­steaks, as well as peren­nial in­die fa­vorites Belle & Se­bas­tian and the re­cently com­bined forces of Franz Fer­di­nand & Sparks (billed, ap­pro­pri­ately, as FFS). Far­rell him­self has an­nounced he will DJ on his epony­mous side stage.

De­but­ing at the Ber­lin Lolla is Fash­ion­palooza, a des­ig­nated area of Tem­pel­hof that is both an in­ter­ac­tive nod to style’s role in the mu­sic in­dus­try as well as a per­for­mance area for the likes of Mack­le­more & Ryan Lewis, The Lib­ertines, and Sam Smith. Another Euro­pean first for the fest: Kidza­palooza, a sideshow for the un­der-14 crowd, which will fea­ture such en­ter­tain­ment as a cin­ema and kid-hop from Deine Fre­unde.

One- day and full-fes­ti­val passes are avail­able. 12-13 Sep, Tem­pel­hof Park (p. 38). www.lol­la­paloozade.com

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