Lollapalooza takes place in the heart of Chicago, bringing together energetic crowds, fun-loving people and the top artists in the industry. Lollapalooza has been in the music festival game for over 25 years and is one party that just keeps getting better with time.
This year, Lolla will have over 170 bands across 8 stages, plus a kiddie festival, art market and some of the best food vendors Chicago has to offer. Not to mention the beyond the stage experience, where festivalgoers can receive free swag and giveaways from festival partners. Basically, it’s an ideal way to conclude your summer.
Here is your ultimate guide to Lollapalooza 2017.
Dates – August 3-6, 2017
Location – Grant Park in Chicago
Times – 11am – 10pm everyday
Single-day General Admission – start at $134
4-Day General Admission Pass – start at $317
VIP Experience – from $1083 per day
Platinum Experience – from $3,474 per day
Children 10 years and younger are free with a ticket-holding adult!
Lollapalooza’s lineup is packed with high-energy, top-40 artists. Some of this year’s headliners include The Cage, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, The XX, Arcade Fire, Big Sean and Tove Lo.
Lolla loves the kids so much that they’ve created a Kidzapalooza lineup just for them! Some of the artists include Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets, Lucky Diaz and Little Miss Ann!
Normally, festival food is nothing to brag about, but Lollapalooza’s Chow Town changes all of that by offering some of Chi-Town’s finest fare at reasonable prices. From the staple deep-dish pizza to lobster corn-dogs, you won’t be disappointed by the menu options at this festival. Typically, we would suggest bringing a few snacks to save a few bucks, but this cuisine is worth every penny!
Plus, with Lollapalooza’s onsite convenience store, Bodega, you can find anything you need from healthy snacks to fresh fruit, and even basic necessities, like band-aids.
How to get around
From airport transfers to navigating the festival grounds, here are your getting around options.
Go Airport Express offers discounted airport transfers for Lollapalooza attendees. Register here.
Use Chicago’s public transit planner to get to and from the festival.
UBER is the official ridesharing partner for Lollapalooza. Use the code LOLLA2017 for a free ride up to $15.
Don’t forget to download your festival map.
Where to stay
Unlike most festivals, Lollapalooza has no onsite lodging or camping. Fortunately, there are many affordable accommodations within the area if you know where to look.
Lollapalooza Pro Tips
There is express entry if you don’t have a bag. Don’t need it, leave it!
Lockers are available for rent south of the main entrance
Leave behind any professional recording equipment and all camera accessories (yes, even selfie sticks)
You are allowed re-entry only 3x per day, choose wisely!
Use Lolla Cashless by linking your credit card to your wristband
Sign up for a MyFest account to plan a customized lineup schedule ahead of time
More and more music festivals organizers are becoming aware of their ability to leverage their large audiences to make a positive impact in the world. Lolla is no exception. This year, Lollapalooza is teaming up with organizations that promote environmental conservation and life preservation to help make a difference.
Find out more about how you can contribute to these great causes.
And if you’re planning to head to more festivals, check out our top U.S festivals of 2017.
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