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Lolla Berlin finds a home; Radiohead, KoL headline

The second edition of the EFA-winning event will be held at the 100,000sqm Treptower Park in Alt-Treptow, south Berlin

By Jon Chapple on 15 Feb 2016

Caleb Followill, Kings of Leon, Lollapalooza 2014, Daniel Patlán

Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill at Lollapalooza 2014 in Chicago

image © Daniel Patlán

Lollapalooza Berlin has found a new home.

The festival, scheduled for 10 and 11 September, will take place in Treptower Park in south Berlin. The 100,000sqm (1.1m sqft) park is famous as the home of the Soviet war memorial and the abandoned Spreepark theme park, and for being, in 1987, the location for a landmark gig by Barclay James Harvest – the first open-air concert by a Western rock band in communist East Germany.

The first edition of Lolla Berlin, which picked up a 2016 European Festival Award for best new festival, took place at the former Tempelhof airport, which has since been converted into temporary housing for migrants.

Here’s the line-up so far:

Lollapalooza Berlin 2016 line-up, Treptower Park