What started as a single-stage touring music showcase put together in 1991 by Perry Farrell, lead singer of alternative rock group Jane's Addiction, has since evolved into a larger-than-life music extravaganza. Connecting with the city's deep musical heritage, Lollapalooza set down roots and made Chicago its home in 2005 and hasn't looked back. Now a destination event, thousands of fans come from around the world to experience the massive crowds, scenic lakefront setting and incredible entertainment each summer in August.

The perennial sell-out event hits Chicago's Grant Park this year from August 3-5, 2017.



Those lucky enough to score tickets take to Grant Park's 115 acres of open green space and rock out to music against the backdrop of Chicago's magnificent skyline. Admission tickets range from 1-Day Passes and 3-Day Passes, plus VIP and Platinum Passes, and are available for purchase in advance online at

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The outdoor festival has grown to three days of performances on multiple stages and features an ever-more diverse array of over 140 top artists. Lolla blends music's best acts into a genre-bending lineup, from hip-hop, electronica, hip hop, indie, rock, modern roots and beyond.

Headlining the 2017 summer billing are Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Blink-182, Wiz Khalifa, and Big Sean, plus so many more acts! Get the daily schedule and full list of performers at


There's plenty to do between sets as well. Besides a passion for music, the Lollapalooza experience emphasizes art, food, fun and community, as well as ongoing efforts to create an environmentally sound event.

Chow Town:
The 30+ vendors at Chow Town feed the hungry masses exceptionally well with the most refined of festival foods. Curated by local celebrity restaurateur Graham Elliot, the culinary lineup at the two food courts rivals the star quality on the main stages. Local cuisine takes the spotlight here, with a spin of course... items like lobster corndogs, spicy mongolian beef baos and other unique treats are thrown into the mix, along with Chicago-style pizza, the classic Vienna hot dog and more.

Coming in for the music and adult activities doesn't mean the little one can't come along to Lolla. From workshops, activities and children-friendly music all day, Kidzapalooza is a festival within a festival for the music fan of all ages. Also, for the passerby without kids in tow, main stage performers (and Perry Farrell himself) are known for making surprise appearances all weekend long here.

If this and the 10 hours of music each day isn't enough sensory overload, other rocking activities at Lollapalooza include an Art Market, sponsor lounge parties, recharge stations and autograph tents.



For the ultimate music experience in Chicago, or for those who may have missed tickets to the three day festival, immerse yourself in the local club scene at the official aftershows. Catch your favorite bands around town as many Lollapalooza acts play at venues such as Metro, The Vic Theatre, House of Blues, Lincoln Hall and Schubas leading up to the main event and after the 4-day fest.



When it comes to Lollapalooza hotels in Chicago, a number of accommodations for all styles and budgets are conveniently located near Grant Park and in the nearby Loop. Book Chicago hotels for Lollapalooza, or view our Chicago hotel guides for spotlights on cool hostels and hip boutiques like the Freehand Chicago, Fieldhouse Jones or The Hollander.


For the full schedule, latest updates and detailed ticket information, visit the official website: