Lollapalooza is a musical festival that was founded in 1991 by Jane's Addiction lead singer, Perry Farrell. It toured for the first 6 years, but now has settled in Chicago as a 3-day festival after a partnership between Ferrell and Austin-based C3 Presents. Lollapalooza takes place in Grant Park, which is near Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago. The festival typical attracts over 50K music lovers each summer. Throughout the years many famous bands have played on the stages at Lollapalooza and the number of new bands playing the festival grows for the better every year.
The feel of Lollapalooza has changed over the years to reflect a lot of what is popular at that moment in time. From the Jane’s Addiction farewell tour and the grunge bands of the early 90s to the addition of more rap and hip hop groups, to the inclusion of folk and electronic-based acts, Lollapalooza is has never left a scene behind. The festival has gone international in recent years, debuting in South America in Santiago, Chile in 2001. The second international show was in Sao Paulo, Brazil the next year. There are Lollapaloozas scheduled in the upcoming years from Tel Aviv, Israel and Buenos Aires, Argentina as well. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Lollapalooza Music Festival tickets.
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The 2014 Lollapalooza Music Festival line-up is here and it's one for the ages. From top headliners like Eminem, Outkast, and Kings of Leon to some great day acts like John Butler Trio, Fitz & The Tantrums, and Portugal. The Man, Lollapalooza 2014 will keep you busy all weekend long. The festival takes over Chicago's Grant Park for three days starting on August 1 and ending on August 3, 2014.
Eminem - Arctic Monkeys - Lorde - Zedd - Above & Beyond - Broken Bells - Interpol - Lykke Li - Phantogram - Chvrches - The Glitch Mob - Portugal. The Man - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - AFI - J. Roddy Walston & The Business - The Kooks - Rudimental - Iggy Azalea - Bombay Bicycle Club - Warpaint - Kodaline - Sander Kleinenberg - Lucius - Blood Orange - Perry/Etty vs Joachim Garraud - Jagwar Ma - Temples - Vic Mensa - Francisca Valenzuela - Into It.Over It. - Courtney Barnett - San Fermin - Roadkill Ghost Choir - Brillz - Jacob Plant - The So So Glos - Cash Cash - Bebe Rexha - Wallpaper - Dugas - Bagheera - Of Verona - Highly Suspect
Outkast - Calvin Harris - Foster the People - Krewella - NAS - Spoon - The Head and The Heart - Chase & Status - Cut/Copy - Fitz & The Tantrums - Grouplove - Gramatik - Jenny Lewis - Manchester Orchestra - John Butler Trio - Martin Garrix - Phosphorescent - Duke Dumont - The Temper Trap - Joachim Garraud - Z-Trip - Kate Nash - Vance Joy - Rich Homie Quan - Parquet Courts - Smallpools - Jungle - Wildcat! Wildcat! - PAPA - The Districts - Herobust - Royal Blood - Ratking - Meg Myers - Joywave - Desert Noises - Jon Batiste and Stay Human - Benjamin Booker - The Last Internationale - Johnnyswim - Charlie Hirsch - Anna Lunoe - Rockey Business
Kings of Leon - Skrillex - The Avett Brothers - Sebastian Ingrosso - Childish Gambino - Cage The Elephant - Young the Giant - Chance The Rapper - Flosstradamus - Chromeo - Darkside - The 1975 - Rebelution - Glen Hansard - Gesaffelstein - Flume - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Run the Jewels - The Airborne Toxic Event - London Grammar - White Denim - Delta Rae - Rac - GTA - Jhene Aiko - Kongos - NONONO - Gemini Club - Crizzly - Bomba Estereo - Bleachers - Bear Hands - Kausea - Bronze Radio Return - Lindsay Lowend - Betty Who - Fly Golden Eagle - Crass Mammoth - Cardiknox - Space Capone - Plastic Visions - Oyinda
Lollapalooza Music Festival at Grant Park Address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois, 60601
The Lollapalooza Music Festival has been held at Grant Park in downtown Chicago since 2005. Previous to that, it was touring through the country. Grant Park is 319 acres in the Loop area on Chicago and includes many famous Chicago landmarks, such as Millennium Park, the Arti Institute of Chicago and Museum Campus. It is bordered on the west by Lake Michigan. Lollapalooza is under contract to be staged at Grant Park through 2018.
Lollapalooza Music Festival Event Guide
Where should I stay that is close to Lollapalooza?
There are many hotels near Grant Park, though with the public transportation available it’s not absolutely essential to stay within walking distance. If you are looking for something very close, check out the University Club of Chicago, Hotel Burnham and the Silversmith Hotel.
How can I buy cheap Lollapalooza tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of Lollapalooza tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Lollapalooza ticket prices fluctuate based on the lineup released every year, but it is always packed with top performers from all over the world. TicketCity has been a source for Lollapalooza tickets for 20+ years. The Lollapalooza is one of the biggest music festivals in the world, so if you’re looking for cheap tickets you may want to act early.
What time do the gates open for Lollapalooza?
The venue gates will open at 11:00AM each day rain or shine, and the music will end at 10 PM.
Is there parking at Lollapalooza?
Yes there are four underground garages directly beneath Grant Park, but keep in mind that parking just about anywhere in Chicago is quite expensive. We suggest looking for the best train or bus route to Grant Park.
What can I bring into Grant Park for Lollapalooza?
You may bring in blankets, sheets and towels, as well as soft-sided coolers and baby strollers. Two factory-sealed water bottlers per person are allowed. No other food or drink is allowed, as well as no chairs or tents of any kind.
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Absolutely amazing!! The environment within lollapalloza was absolutely amazing! Though many people were intoxicated there was a feeling of unity. Nothing mattered but the music and within the confines of the mosh-pit there was no judgement, no danger and everyone seemed to be looking after eachother. In that moment I swear people were willing to die for one another. It was insane!! I would recommend taking part in this festival. You won't regret it!! August 10, 2014
Ticket City and Lollapalooza I wanted to buy tickets for my daughter. I was afraid to use a ticket broker but TicketCity was extremely professional and reliable. Jason was so patient with me as I asked him a million questions. I will use them now if I have to buy my daughter any tickets for events. She loved Lolla and had a blast. Thanks TicketCity for making it memorable!!! August 5, 2014
I've never felt so at home. Lolla is different than any other music festival I have ever attended. As soon as I got home nothing felt right. In those three days it feels like you've been there forever and ever one is a friend, when in reality you have never met those people in your life and it breaks your heart to leave them. Music is the only way to really get to people, and at Lolla the passion is so unreal...everyone is feeling something and showing it. Everyone shows kindness and happiness. Wheather it is trap music, alternative, any genre whatsoever..everyone just helps each other have a good time. It makes me cry thinking that I won't be there again for a whole other year. August 4, 2014