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Foos, Mumfords head to Hoppegarten for Lolla 2017

The third edition of Lollapalooza Berlin will take place at Hoppegarten Racecourse, 20km east of the city, with Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons and The xx on the bill

By IQ on 02 Feb 2017

Lollapalooza Berlin 2016, Johannes Riggelsen

image © Johannes Riggelsen

Foo Fighters and Mumford & Sons have been announced as headliners for the 2017 edition of Lollapalooza Berlin, which will be held at the new venue of the Hoppegarten Racecourse – its third in as many years.

The festival, co-promoted by Melt! Booking and Live Nation (C3 Presents/Festival Republic), was forced to evacuate its original home, the disused Tempelhof Airport, when the site was converted into temporary housing for refugees. A move to Treptower Park followed in 2016, which was opposed by many local residents and even ten states of the former USSR (the park houses a Soviet war memorial).

Hoppegarten Racecourse (Rennbahn) is located around 12 miles to the east of Berlin.

Other newly confirmed acts include The XX, Two Door Cinema Club, Rudimental, EDM star Hardwell and local favourites Beatsteaks, Marteria and Cro:

Lollapalooza Berlin 2017 phase 1 line-up

 


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