Lollapalooza Tickets

Lollapalooza is an ever expanding and increasingly popular music festival in Chicago, IL, usually taking place over the first weekend in August. It is also more than just a music festival. Lolla is a four-day cultural experience that takes place on 115 acres between Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan at Grant Park.

 

 
Event Date/Time Venue/City  
Lollapalooza - 4 Day Pass Thu, Aug 3
TBA
Hutchinson Field - Grant Park
Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza - Thursday Thu, Aug 3
TBA
Hutchinson Field - Grant Park
Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza - Friday Fri, Aug 4
TBA
Hutchinson Field - Grant Park
Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza - Saturday Sat, Aug 5
TBA
Hutchinson Field - Grant Park
Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza - Sunday Sun, Aug 6
TBA
Hutchinson Field - Grant Park
Chicago, IL
 
 

The inaugural 1991 lineup was made up of artists from various genres, drawing in headliners from post-punk such as Siouxsie and the Banshees to rap such as Ice-T as well as industrial music such as Nine Inch Nails. Another key concept behind Lollapalooza was the inclusion of non-musical features. Performers like the Jim Rose Circus Side Show, an alternative freak show, and the Shaolin monks stretched the boundaries of traditional rock culture. There was a tent for display of art pieces, virtual reality games, and information tables for political and environmental non-profit groups promoting counter-culture and political awareness.

In 2003, Farrell reconvened Jane's Addiction and scheduled a new Lollapalooza tour. The festival schedule included venues in 30 cities through July and August. The 2003 tour achieved only marginal success with many fans staying away, presumably because of high ticket prices. Another tour scheduled for 2004 was to consist of a two-day festival taking place in each city. It was cancelled in June due to weak ticket sales across the country.

 

Fireworks at Lollapalooza Stage Chicago Night Skyline

Lollapalooza was resurrected as a two-day destination festival in 2005 in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, with an even greater variety of performers (70 acts on five stages) than that of the touring festival. The festival was generally successful, attracting over 65,000 attendees, despite a 104 degree Fahrenheit Sunday (40 degrees Celsius) heat wave (two people were hospitalized for heat related illness). It returned to Chicago on August 4-6, 2006. On October 25, 2006, the Chicago Park District and Capital Sports & Entertainment agreed to a five-year, $5 million deal, keeping Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago until 2011. Lollapalooza ran August 3-5 in 2007, August 1-3 in 2008, August 7-9 in 2009, and August 6-8 in 2010. The dates for 2011 are set for August 5-7. After a successful 2008 festival, another deal was signed to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago through 2018, guaranteeing the city $13 million.

Lollapalooza Chicago Crowd in the sun

Crosstown Tickets is sells tickets for sold out Lollapalooza festivals, including four day passes, and single Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday wristbands.  Crosstown Tickets, based in Chicago, IL, has all the information you need and will be able to answer any questions you may have.