Chicago-based titan Lollapalooza made a splash in the summer when it announced it would make its Asia debut by landing in Mumbai, India.
Last week, the music mammoth announced that major league artists such as Imagine Dragons, Diplo, and The Strokes would be responsible for keeping the crowds hyped up – which made ticket holders reconsider their enthusiasm for the event.
Many music fans who had already bought an early bird ticket put them up for sale the same day the lineup was announced.
Ticket holders took to social media to express their disappointment, calling Lollapalooza India an “overpriced event” with an “underwhelming lineup.”
Since the lineup announcement, Twitter has been flooded with comments saying that the headliners should have included iconic K-pop band BTS alongside Bollywood bands.
One user criticized Lollapalooza India’s lineup as taking the artists “that are on the 6th line” in the festival’s European and US editions and making them “headliners here.”
Other ticket holders commented on the festival’s lineup announcement, asking where they could sell their passes and “who the fuck are 90% of these people.”
But many festival-goers expressed their excitement for the headliners, citing Hong Kong rapper Jackson Wang as a much-awaited performance in India.
Lollapalooza India will take place between the 28th and 29th of January, 2023, in Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Race Course. Its debut in Asia will feature over 40 artists across four stages and is expected to house 60,000 attendees across both days.