Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, singer, and composer. Anyone who has ever seen Lindsey Stirling’s dazzling performance on stage will agree that her playful, yet precise, performances bring excitement, laughter, and joy. Her fun sense of humor shines through in her choreographed violin pieces. However, not everyone can attend a Lindsey Stirling concert – that is until now. This week’s “Video Find of the Week” features the full concert of the amazing Lindsey Stirling performing at the Lollapalooza 2016 Music Festival held at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on 31 July 2016.
For those who may not be familiar with Lollapalooza, it is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and EDM bands and artists, dance and comedy performances and craft booths. The music festival was conceived and created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band and ran annually until 1997. It was revived in 2003. The music festival hosts more than 160,000 people over a two- or three-day period and has featured a diverse range of bands and has helped expose and popularize many artists.
In 2010 it was announced that Lollapalooza would debut outside of the United States, with a branch of the festival staged in Chile’s capital Santiago on April 2–3, 2011 where they partnered up with Santiago-based company Lotus. In 2011, the company Geo Events confirmed the Brazilian version of the event, which was held at the Jockey Club in São Paulo on 7 and 8 April 2012. In September 2013, Buenos Aires was selected as the third Lollapalooza in South America, starting in April 2014, and in November 2014, the first European Lollapalooza was announced, which was held at the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.
During her concert, Lindsey performed several of her well-known hits including “The Arena,” “Something Wild (ft. Andrew McMahon),” “Crystallize,” “Roundtable Revival,” and “Shatter Me.” She has said, “All my songs were created to depict specific themes that I pulled from my life experiences.” She further comments, “My musical style is a reflection of my personality, and through it, I hope to share my belief that no one should be afraid to be themselves.”
Lindsey has been named in Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 In Music: The Class of 2015. The magazine made honorable mention of her quarter-finalist position on America’s Got Talent season five in 2010, a #2 position on the Billboard 200 for her second album Shatter Me in 2014, and her 6 million plus subscribers on YouTube. As of late August 2016, there are 8,341,804 subscribers to her YouTube channel with more than 1.4 billion views.