Iconic festival with a huge and varied roster of acts that stretches far beyond just music. Chicago has been Lollapalooza’s home in the US since 2005
Squeezed into 115 acres between downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan, Lollapalooza is a long-running festival train that just won’t stop. It started as a nomadic festival in 1991 before finally settling in Chicago’s Grant Park in 2005, where it’s been held ever since.
With acts ranging from chart toppers to leftfield new artists, there’s music to suit whatever mood you happen to be in, and masses of food and entertainment as diverse as the music.
And the name? Basically it’s an old American term meaning something extraordinary or unusual, and it’s hard to argue with that. Lollapalooza’s a one-off in the windy city.
If you’re in need of some retail therapy, you can buy ethically and environmentally responsible art, clothes and crafts at Lollapalooza’s Green Street.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
Entering the Site: Grant Park in downtown Chicago is the annual host of Lollapalooza. There’s a Main Entrance to Lolla at Michigan & Congress, in addition to the North Entrance at Columbus & Monroe. The Box Office is just north of the Main Entrance at S. Michigan Ave & E. Van Buren St. Your wristband allows entry at both entrances, so check and see which line is shorter.
Using Public Transport: With train and bus routes to Grant Park, throughout the city and to both major airports, CTA is clearly the way. Traveling from the suburbs? Metra’s commuter rail system makes it easy. Click here for the scoop on riding Metra to and from Lolla and to see a map of nearby Metra stations.
Travelling by Bike: If you’re riding a bike to Lollapalooza, bike parking will be available south of the main entrance on Michigan Avenue. You’ll find bike racks both north and south of Balbo Avenue. Be sure to bring your own lock!
Car Share: Click here to book cheap seats in one of the many Lollapalooza carpools listed on Zimride. Share a ride to Lollapalooza.
Early Bird 3-Day Pass: $225
Regular 3-Day Pass: $250
Platimum 3-Day Pass: $3,600
1-Day Passes: $100
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets will be available via the website.