Lollapalooza eyes expansion to Toronto in 2015

From Consequence Of Sound:

Over the years, Lollapalooza has expanded beyond its long-time home in Chicago, launching several offshoot music festivals in South America. (The festival also previously announced a festival in Israel, but those plans were ultimately scrapped.) Now, it looks like organizers are setting their sights north with talks of a new festival in the city of Toronto.

In a recent interview with Consequence of Sound, Toronto Urban Roots Festival head organizer Jeff Cohen revealed plans of Lollapalooza’s impending Toronto invasion while discussing the future of his own festival:

“Lollapoloza is surely coming to Toronto next August 2015, and it’ll be very interesting to see how that changes the summer landscape in our great city,” Cohen explained. “Honestly, we’ve never played by the industry sets of rules with regard to how things work in our venues, etc … being able to book a festival and at the same time also book some into our clubs is just an organic progression. But yes, we are absolutely self-sufficient in terms of how we do business and fiercely independent of the big players like C3, AEG, and Live Nation.”