August 3-6, 2018 • Grant Park

What started as a single-stage 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 experience like no other. Connecting with the city's deep musical heritage, Lollapalooza set down roots and made Chicago its home in 2005—and it hasn't looked back. Now a destination event, thousands of fans travel from around the world to experience the massive crowds, scenic lakefront setting, and incredible entertainment every summer.


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, to 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 over 140 top artists. Lolla blends music's best acts into a genre-bending lineup, including hip-hop, electronica, indie, rock, modern roots, and beyond.

Get the daily schedule and full list of performers at


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

Lollapalooza on the Cheap

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...think lobster corndogs and spicy mongolian beef baos.


From workshops, activities and child-friendly music all day, Kidzapalooza is a festival within a festival for young music fans. 

And the Rest

If this and the 10 hours of music each day isn't enough of a 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 out on 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 notable Chicago venues such as Metro, The Vic Theatre, House of Blues, Lincoln Hall and Schubas leading up to the main event and after the four-day fest.


A number of hotels 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 boutique hotels like the Freehand Chicago, Fieldhouse Jones or The Hollander.


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