Recap Lollapalooza Berlin

RECAP Lollapalooza Berlin 2017

The Lollapalooza Berlin took place for the third time this weekend. On the 09th & 10th September 2017, up to 85,000 people daily visited the Rennbahn Hoppegarten in order to enjoy the various acts with beer and good spirits.

Saturday started with some rain, but the festivalgoers didn’t want to be in a bad mood. With rain jackets, sometimes fancy costumes and glittering faces, thousands of visitors flooded into the location to celebrate an unforgettable weekend. At the beginning there were smaller bands and acts like Betsy, Roosevelt or Alex Vargas, followed by the bigger headliners. In the late afternoon even the sun was shining when the Beatsteaks entered the stage and played a great live show. Immediately afterwards, Marteria brought the crowd to the boil and also performed some songs of his second artist identity Marsimoto. At the end the indie band Mumford & Sons performed some contemplative songs.


Sunday started with much better weather, sunshine and summery temperatures let the festival atmosphere rise. In the early afternoon, Bonaparte delivered a crazy show where you couldn’t look the other way, because weird characters surprised with strange actions. In addition to the performances of the headliners, all the smaller bands on the four stages were also performing great. Most of the spectators were often in front of the two biggest stages to enjoy the playing acts. This was different when Westbam hit the smaller Perry’s Stage in the afternoon and made thousands of people dance in the sunshine with his techno sound. Actually, the pioneer of the German techno deserved the big stage. After that, many visitors turned their eyes back to the main stage, where the band Annenmaykantereit impressed the audience with the unique voice of their singer Henning May. Afterwards, there was the performance of Rapper Cro before the Foo Fighters entered the main stage shortly before 8 pm. The band surrounding Dave Grohl rocked the whole festival. The two-hour gig convinced with a lot of guitar sound and rough drums. The XX’s performance ended the music part of Lollapalooza Berlin.

Besides all the music, there was also a varied supporting program. There was a Ferris wheel, various stands of organizations and initiatives, a fashion area, including tattooists and barbers, and lots of circus artists and entertainers. The kids had fun in their own area with tap paper battles, yoga and children’s disco. There were plenty of food & drinks. Whether beer, cocktails, burgers, vegan, street food or sweets – there was something for everyone.

Check some impressions here:

On the first evening, there were some problems with the departure. Hoppegarten is located a bit outside of Berlin, which made travelling with the S-Bahn difficult due to the high number of visitors. Although the festival offered shuttle buses and free parking, the capacity of the S-Bahn was not sufficient to bring all visitors home without problems. However, the Lollapalooza responded promptly, apologized to all visitors and organized much more buses and improved S-Bahn services for the second evening.

Nevertheless: All in all a successful weekend with a lot of fun, good music and great visitors. Round about 85,000 people daily danced, sang and celebrated to more than 40 bands at the Lollapalooza Berlin 2017 at the Rennbahn Hoppegarten.

News: The next Lollapalooza will take place on 8th and 9th September 2018. Next stop: Olympiapark Berlin.

Lollapalooza Berlin 2017

lollapalooza lineup

Here we go! The third edition of Lollapalooza Berlin will take place on the 9th and 10th of September 2017.  It’s one of the most popular festival brands worldwide and turned into the biggest city festival in Germany.

Third year, third location. After Tempelhof and Treptower Park the Lollapalooza will now take place at Rennbahn Hoppegarten. Since 1868 the historic area invites you to enjoy the rustic charm in the eastern part of Berlin. There were 70.000 + spectators daily in 2016, obviously Lolla wants to top this in 2017.

Just like every year there is a grand lineup with many international and national acts. On Saturday the visitors look forward to the gigs of Mumford & Sons, George Ezra and Two Door Cinema Club. With all-rounder Marteria and the Beatsteaks from Berlin there are two German acts, who will definitely rock the stage with their gorgeous performances. The Sunday presents among others international bands like The XX, Rudimental and London Grammar. Lovers of electronic music can enjoy Hardwell, Oliver Heldens or Westbam, who is a pioneer of the German Techno. The front man Henning May of the German band Annenmaykantereit will impress the crowd with his unique voice without any doubt. As well in program fancy shows of Bonaparte and rapper Cro. It’s a pleasure to welcome the rock band Foo Fighters, who will burn the mainstage with a great live performance. For full lineup and running order check the website.

This year’s motto: Love & Peace 2.0! The Lollapalooza reminds that love and peace are present but are not obvious. There are much more attractions than just music shows. Check out the Art At The Park for streetart in different styles, watch the freaky performances of dancers and artist at LollaFunFair or learn something about sustainability at the “Grüne Kiez”. As well you can pimp your festival look with clothes and accessories from the Fashionpalooza. The Kidzapalooza is the kids’ corner with a special stage and a lot of fun (attention: kids need an own ticket!). There is a range offer of food and drinks, so there is something for everyone.

BTW: this year the Lollapalooza is cashless. So you can pay with a chip instead of cash, it will reduce the waiting time.

The Lollapalooza is also celebrating in other countries: Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Sao Paulo (Brasilia), Chicago (USA) und Paris (France).



Lollapalooza Berlin


09./10. September 2017


Rennbahn Hoppegarten



2 Day Passes 149.- €

Day Passes 79.- €