Red Hot Chili Peppers - Red Hot Chili Peppers And Avicii Get The Party Started Again At Lollapalooza

Subscribe to Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Dj Avicii helped to get Lollapalooza 2012 rocking again on Saturday night (04Aug12) after a powerful storm shut down the Chicago, Illinois festival for three hours.
Organisers were forced to evacuate 60,000 fans from Grant Park on day two of the 21-year-old event after receiving dangerous weather warnings.
Heavy rain drenched the grounds but the gates re-opened later that night when the thunderstorm had passed, and rockers Franz Ferdinand and soul star The Weeknd helped to get the party started again as festival-goers came back out to enjoy the remainder of the evening.
Dance DJ Calvin Harris and Bloc Party also performed after the rain clouds cleared, but it was the Red Hot Chili Peppers who proved to be the big draw as one of the night's headliners.
As some fans began to dance barefoot in a big puddle of water in front of the main stage, bassist Flea warned the audience to "be kind, be gentle and be nice".
Meanwhile, Avicii treated the crowd at his set to a spectacular light show as R&B sensation Frank Ocean delighted music lovers with his falsetto as he performed tracks from his critically-acclaimed new album Channel Orange in a more intimate stage setting.
And the singer used the opportunity to thank fans for their support after recently revealing his first love was a man.
Ocean told the audience, "This is really important to me after what I said last month. It's taken the fear away, so thank you."
Black Sabbath and The Black Keys headlined the opening night on Friday (03Aug12), while Jack White, Justice and Kaskade will close the festival on Sunday (05Aug12).


Tags: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Subscribe to Red Hot Chili Peppers

More Red Hot Chili Peppers

Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Review

If there's something to take away from this year's Isle of Wight Festival, it's probably sunburn. Unlike the mud bath of two years ago, 2014...

Isle Of Wight Festival Set To Be A Scorcher [Pictures]

The Isle of Wight Festival 2014 is underway and it’s looking like it’s set to be a scorcher of a weekend! The Met Office has...

Your Guide To The Isle of Wight Festival 2014

The annual Isle of Wight Festival kicks off tomorrow (June 12th), beginning a British summertime so filled with awesome music events you might even forget...

Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Preview

With just hours until thousands of people flock to Portsmouth and Southampton for their annual ferry trip to the Isle of Wight Festival, it's time...


Lookalikes Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Settle The Score With An Epic 'Tonight Show' Drum Off

The drum battle of the century has finally happened as Will Ferrell took on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith during Thursday’s ‘Tonight Show...

Red Hot Chili Peppers And 8 Of The Funniest Lip-Syncs, Ever

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' performance alongside Bruno Mars at Sunday’s Superbowl put the practice of ‘miming’ or ‘lip-syncing’ back into the public consciousness. Though...

Cordless Rockers Red Hot Chilli Peppers Caught Out with Super Bowl Set

“Hang on a minute, their guitars aren’t plugged in to anything” an eagle-eyed Super Bowl viewer probably said somewhere in America. And he/she was right:...

Why Did The Red Hot Chili Peppers Play Air Guitar At The Superbowl? Bassist Flea Explains

Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist Flea has tried to end the controversy over the band miming their insturments during their Superbowl performance with Bruno Mars...



Red Hot Chili Peppers Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Red Hot Chili Peppers

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All