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, then found its permanent home at Grant Park in Chicago as a destination music festival. In 2005, Lollapalooza debuted in Grant Park as a 2-day music festival. A year later, Lollapalooza returned, this time featuring 3 full days of music, putting it in line with some of the other top North American music festivals. In 2016, it was announced that Lolla would be evolving to a 4-day music festival, giving it a unique presence among Music Festivals in the United States, and helped the festival add almost 50 more bands to the lineup.
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.
2016 Lollapalooza Music Festival Preview
The 2016 Lollapalooza Music Festival line-up proves that the Windy City is still one of the top music festival destinations in the country. With headliners to include acts from Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LCD Soundsystem, Lollapalooza 2016 will be one for the ages.
J. Cole - Lana Del Rey - G-Eazy - The 1975 - Flosstradamus - Bastille - The Last Shadow Puppets - Excision - The Arcs - City and Colour - Kurt Vile & The Violators - Daughter - Danny Brown - TChami - Cashmere Cat - yeasayer - Kehlani - Melanie Martinez - Alunageorge - Towkio - Wavves - Hiatus Kaiyote - Bob Moses - Don Diablo - Grandtheft - Mr. Carmack - Bas Cozz Omen - Somo - Bad Royale - Cloves - Frances - Wild Child - Autolux - Alle Farben - Jazz Cartier - Noisy Freaks - Tennyson - Pinegrove - Firekid - Skate Maloley - Lucy Dacus - Arkess - The Greeting Committee
Radiohead - Future - Major Lazer - M83 - Martin Garrix - Miike Snow - Griz - Foals - Ghost - Mac Miller - Cherub - Frightened Rabbit - A$ap Ferg - Duke Dumont - Alessia Cara - MO - Lettuce - Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls - The Struts - Wolf Alice - Saint Motel - Bro Safari - Rufus Du Sol - Audien - Modern Baseball - Skepta - Lewis Del Mar - Boombox Cartel - Kiiara - Hayden James - Day Wave - Party Favor - PVris - Haelos - Con Brio - Illenium - Saba - Sunflower Bean - Jahkoy - Race Banyon - Muddy Magnolias - Polly A. - Horse Theif
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Disclosure - Jane's Addiction - Two Door Cinema Club - Chris Stapleton - Hardwell - Grimes - Leon Bridges - Big Grams - Big Gigantic - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Vic Mensa - Jauz - Mutemath - St. Lucia - Oliver Heldens - Tory Lanez - Houndmouth - X Ambassadors - The Front Bottoms - The Joy Formidable - Chairlift - Jack Garratt - Marshmello - Alina Baraz - Dua Lipa - Lolawolf - AC Slater - Slumberjack - The Strumbellas - Raio - Nothing but Thieves - Jarryd James - Tor Milller - Generik - Lazyboy Empire - Drowners - Nothing - Secret Weapons - Potty Mouth - AudioDamn! - Honeysuckle
LCD Soundsytem - Ellie Goulding - Flume - Haim - Halsey - Die Antwoord - Bryson Tiller - Bloc Party - Local Natives - Adventure Club - ZHU - Yellow Claw - Silversun Pickups - Vince Stapes - Years & Years - Lindsey Stirling - Third Eye Blind - Seven Lions - Snails - Fidlar - Oh Wonder - Snakhips - Marian Hill - Classixx - Aurora - Flatbush Zombies - Muna - Mija - Jackal - Louis The Child - Lapsley - Panama Wedding - Banners - Burns - D.R.A.M. - VHS Collection - Sir The Baptist - SMINO - Unified Highway - Mothers - Totem - Dreamers - Lanco
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.