Lollapalooza Founder Perry Farrell Hates EDM: ‘Sometimes I Cringe at My Own Festival’

“I want to vomit it out of my nostrils.”

Lollapalooza co-founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman, Perry Farrell, has just admitted that he absolutely hates the current EDM scene.

What’s even more awkward is Lolla’s “Perry” stage, named after the alt rocker himself, is where all the electronic DJs perform.

In a new interview with The Chicago Tribune, Farrell let it all out.

“When they said they wanted to name a stage after me (when the festival relaunched in 2005), I was honoured. I like the adulation. But now you say, ‘Perry, what’s going on with your area here?’ Believe me, I’ve got questions myself. I hate EDM. I want to vomit it out of my nostrils. I can’t stand what it did to what I love, which is house music, which was meditative, psychedelic — it took you on a journey. … I sometimes cringe at my own festival.”

Farrell “grew up attending clubs and dancing to house music and has been doing DJ gigs since the ’90s.” While he doesn’t state his exact issues with current EDM, he did hint at starting a new EDM-free endeavor:

“The only way to change things is by changing things myself, he said. At my new project, there will be great house music. I hope I will keep EDM at the door. They will be turned away.”

Lollapalooza takes place in Grant Park, Chicago for it’s 25th year on July 28 – 31. Check out the full lineup here.

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