With Lollapalooza in April, Lollapalooza in August, and ACL in October, your music festival calendar for next year is already full. As it should be – these are all festivals that are the experience of a lifetime. Though each is a completely different experience from the next.
Though it was founded as a rock festival, Lollapalooza now has something for everyone, from your cousin who’s into EDM to your own love of classic rock. If you’re looking for a festival where you can see classic bands who you’ve been a fan of for 20 plus years and new talent on the scene, it’s time to book a trip to Chicago – Lollapalooza is for you!
The History of Lollapalooza: It’s a Doozy
Originally Lollapalooza was a touring festival, with a slightly different lineup in each location. It was founded by Perry Farrel in 1991 and named for a word he heard in a Three Stooges film.
The first tour played in 20 different cities and included performers ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Ice-T. Unfortunately, the next ten years proved that the touring model wasn’t financially sustainable. And the tour was canceled over and over again. It wasn’t until 2005 when the tour became a Chicago-only event, that it started making money again. Now it’s a music industry staple.
Going to Lollapalooza
Since it’s in Chicago, you don’t need to pack as much or plan as hard as you would for other festivals. You have access to all the hotels in Chicago, but the good ones go fast. While you’re there don’t forget to explore the windy city a little bit and experience some Chicago-style hotdogs and pizza.
How much are Lollapalooza tickets?
That’s a loaded question! Lollapalooza ticket prices will differ depending on the source and days. The cheapest price for Lollapalooza tickets is usually $200 a ticket, but you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy Lollapalooza tickets?
With demand at a peak, Lollapalooza ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Lollapalooza tickets is online through a ticket marketplace. Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for Lollapalooza tickets.
How long is Lollapalooza?
Lollapalooza spans across a four day weekend that occurs in August every year. The festival officially kicks-off on Thursday evening and goes into Sunday.
Lollapalooza tour dates
July 30- August 2 – Chicago, IL @ Grant Park