Lollapalooza challenged software developers to create cool festival apps that help music fans get the most out of the Lollapalooza experience

Lollapalooza is offering over $6,000 worth of prizes and tons of promotional exposure for the best festival apps created using the Lolla API. The Grand Prize winner will be designated The Official Fan App for Lollapalooza 2012! With the Lolla API, developers can access data on artists, events, stages/venues and updates for Lollapalooza 2012. Prizes will be awarded for apps that help fans get the most from their Lollapalooza experience before, during and after the Festival. Winners will be promoted on the official Lollapalooza website and to fans via the Official E-list (~400K), Facebook (~300K), Twitter (100K), and the jumbotron screens at the Festival (80K per day). 

Lollapalooza’s official line-up for 2012 includes more than 100 of the most notable and buzzworthy bands from across the globe, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, and many others. The Festival is August 3-5 in Grant Park, Chicago.

See the full list of bands after the jump.

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Black Keys

Black Sabbath

Jack White

Florence+ the Machine

At the Drive-In

Avicii

The Shins

Justice

Passion Pit

Sigur Ros

The Weeknd

M83

Miike Snow

The Afghan Whigs

Bloc Party

Franz Ferdinand

Frank Ocean

J. Cole

Childish Gambino

Delta Spirit

Metric

The Temper Trap

Wale

Die Antwoord

Dawes

tUnE-yArDs

The Head & the Heart

The Big Pink

Twin Shadow

The Tallest Man on Earth

Toro y Moi

Dr. Dog

Of Monsters and Men

Gary Clark Jr.

Alabama Shakes

The Gaslight Anthem

Amadou & Mariam

Band of Skulls

SBTRKT

Tame Impala

The Walkmen

JJ Grey & Mofro

fun.

Neon Indian

Dum Dum Girls

Washed Out

Aloe Blacc

Trampled by Turtles

Bear in Heaven

Blind Pilot

Chairlift

The Black Angels

Yellow Ostrich

Givers

Polica

Bombay Bicycle Club

Sharon Van Etten

White Rabbits

Doomtree

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The Devil Makes Three

Oberhofer

The War on Drugs

Michael Kiwanuka

O Rappa

Bowerbirds

Orchard Lounge

Mona

The Growlers

Hey Rosetta!

JEFF the Brotherhood

Anamanaguchi

First Aid Kit

Wax

FIDLAR

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Milo Greene

Los Jaivas

Kopecky Family Band

The Jezabels

LP

Yuna

Walk Off the Earth

Animal Kingdom

Dev

The Sheepdogs

The Dunwells

DJ Mel

Empires

Kevin Devine

Dry the River

Helena

Haley Reinhart

Imaginary Cities

Overdoz

Ambassadors

DJ Zebo

Chancellor Warhol

Laura Warshauer

Red Oblivion

Perry's stage

Bassnectar

Kaskade

Calvin Harris

NERO

Santigold

Zeds Dead

Big Gigantic

Skream & Benga

Little Dragon

Porter Robinson

Madeon

Zedd

Paper Diamond

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Star Slinger

Badastrom

DJ Nihal

SALVA

Kid Color

View full rules

How to enter

  1. Get a Lollapalooza API key from DoStuff Media by clicking here.
  2. Create a working software application that utilizes the Lollapalooza API
  3. Create an account or login between 11:00 AM ET May 15, 2012 and 5:00 PM ET June 25, 2012 and submit your application by including a link, video, text description, and at least one screenshot of your working application and confirm that you have read and agree to the challenge rules.
 

Judges

Patrick Dentler

Patrick Dentler
Digital Marketing Coordinator, C3 Presents

Michael Feferman

Michael Feferman
Co-Founder, DoStuff Media

Lisa Hickey

Lisa Hickey
Marketing Director, C3 Presents

Eric Klein

Eric Klein
Digital Technology Manager, C3 Presents

Brett Welch

Brett Welch
CEO, Switchcam (formerly Veokami, 2011 HackLolla Winner)

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes elements like creativity and originality.
  • Implementation of the Idea
    How well it was executed. Includes user experience and design.
  • Impact
    Potential impact on the experience of Lollapalooza fans and attendees.