In recent years, Lollapalooza has expanded from its home base of Chicago, IL and into Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Adding Buenos Aires to its enviable touring loop means that Lollapalooza’s foothold in South America is stronger than ever.
Though the Argentinian version is a bit smaller than its brothers, with two days and 50 bands, it’s still a massive festival which attracted more than 65,000 fans, thirsty for a chance to see their favorite acts from around the globe. Main headliners included Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, backed up by other strong performers like Phoenix, the Pixies, Soundgarden and Vampire Weekend.
Los Angeles Musica, the Buenos Aires-based importer of NEXO systems, worked closely with local rental companies, notably BALS, to put the new STM modular line array onto its largest festival event in Argentina so far. NEXO STM main, bass and subbass cabinets were provided for the six delay towers for the two principal stages, each tower using 9 sets of M46 Main and B112 Bass cabinets. In total, this represented a sizeable inventory of more than 120x STM cabinets (counting the S118 subs also deployed).
Miguel Onorato, CEO of Los Angeles Musica, is a well-known figure in Latin America professional audio circles. Despite Argentina’s volatile economic situation, he is expanding the company – centring all its distribution, retail and rental operations in a new showroom/warehouse in Buenos Aires, and preparing for further investment in NEXO’s flagship PA technology. This successful family business is now in its third generation, with son Martin Onorato taking primary responsibility for large events like Lollapalooza and a remarkable concert by leading Argentian rock star Indio Solari, attended by over 200,000 people.