Lollapalooza is an annual music festival which was conceived and created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band.
The word dates from a late 19th-/early 20th-century American idiomatic phrase meaning "an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance." Its earliest known use was in 1896. In time the term also came to refer to a large lollipop.
Farrell, searching for a name for his festival, liked the euphonious quality of the by-then-antiquated term upon hearing it in a Three Stooges short film. Paying homage to the term's double meaning, a character in the festival's original logo holds one of the lollipops.
Photo: Noel Gallagher en Lollapalooza 2016 via photopin (license)
Music acts at Lollapalooza
Learn to pronounce the names of some of the top acts at Lollapalooza