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by Unknown // Thursday, July 21, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

You and a friend have the chance to win 2 VIP Lolla Lounge 3-Day passes to Lollapalooza 2011, which takes place August 5-7th in Chicago!!

Now celebrating the 20th anniversary of the festival, the now-legendary Lolla started in 1991 when Perry Farrell, lead singer of alternative rockers Jane's Addiction, started planning a farewell show for the group. His idea morphed into a larger-than-life musical roadshow that would bring music, culture and community to fans all over the continent. Before the Internet, there wasn't a great way to get music from up-and-coming bands to the fans. Farrell's festival did it with flair, pulling together diverse acts like  Nine Inch Nails and Ice-T for a culture-spanning celebration the world had never seen.

"We took that same experience that people experienced at Woodstock and we moved it across the country," Farrell explains. "It hit at the right time - when radio was done with the hairbands, MTV was turning, all the mainstream media turned - and it all hit and it became a major cultural segment that was recognized all over the world."

Farrell claims he was casually reading the dictionary (hey, who doesn't do that?) and came across the word "Lollapalooza" with its definition stating "1. something and/or someone great and//or wonderful, and 2. a giant, swirling lollipop." With that, the festival's identity was born.

Twenty years later, Lollapalooza has grown up and grown out - now spanning over 115 acres (taking place in the gorgeous greenspaces of Grant Park in Chicago), multiple stages, and an ever-more diverse array of 130 artists from hip-hop, electronica, reggae, indie, rock, modern roots, and many more.

Always an eclectic mix of artists, this years headliners include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse, with other artists including My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee-Lo Green, Arctic Monkeys, Ratatat, Ellie Goulding, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Foster the People and many more!

Click HERE to enter the contest. In order to qualify, be sure to CREATE A PLAYLIST of your favorite artists playing at the festival and LEAVE A COMMENT on the contest page with the URL link to your playlist!!