Over the weekend of July 31-Aug. 2, Chicago's annual Lollapalooza will make its return to Grant Park for 2015. This year, the adored summer festival is bringing with it a lineup of heavyweights, beginning with rock veteran Paul McCartney for night one. Secure your three-day pass to the upcoming festival for the chance to catch a wide range of musicians on stage in the Windy City, including stars like Florence and the Machine, Metallica, Sam Smith, Bassnectar, Alt-J, Of Monsters and Men, The Weeknd, Alabama Shakes, and many more.
Lollapalooza Ticket Information
Lollapalooza three-day passes are issued as wristbands. Your wristband is non-transferrable and must be fastened securely to your wrist. If you remove or tamper with your wristband in any way, you may not be allowed inside the Lollapalooza gates.
Three-day passes may be issued as GA, VIP, or Platinum options. VIP passes offer access to special lounges, golf cart shuttles, viewing platforms, private bathrooms, catered food, and more. Platinum passes offer an even more luxurious experience, with air-conditioned hospitality areas, complimentary food and alcohol, private bathrooms, concierge hosts, more exclusive viewing platforms, artist lounge areas, and more.
Lollapalooza General Information
Do not bring large backpacks, cans, bottles, pets, skateboards, chairs, professional cameras or recording devices to Lollapalooza 2015. No food and drink can be brought into the festival, but each guest is allowed to bring up to two factory-sealed bottles of water with up to a one liter capacity. Attendees will be permitted to bring hand-held umbrellas, strollers, empty plastic bottles, empty CamelBaks, binoculars, blankets, towels, and personal cameras to Grant Park. All sets will take place rain or shine. There also will be on-site lockers available to rent during the festival. Re-entry is only permitted so long as you get your wristband scanned at the gate before leaving. Attendees are only allowed to leave and re-enter five times on each separate day of the festival.
Lollapalooza Concessions Information
On site at Lollapalooza 2015, Chow Town will be stocked with vendors from local Chicago restaurants. There also is a Lollapalooza Farmers Market that features locally sourced food options. In addition, there will likely be standard festival options, like pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and more, in addition to vegan and vegetarian fare available.
Lollapalooza Parking Information
There are many parking garages in downtown Chicago, but the closest parking is located in the underground Millennium Park garages, which are accessible via Michigan Ave. or Columbus Dr. Chicago's public transportation system also services Grant Park via several bus and train lines, and the Metra commuter rail system uses the Millennium and Van Buren Street stations near Grant Park. In addition, there will be bike racks available near the park by the box office. Locks will not be provided, so be sure to bring your own if you choose to bike to Lollapalooza.
Lollapalooza Hotel Information
Dozens of hotels and motels are located throughout Chicago, especially in the downtown area surrounding Grant Park. In addition, some apartments, condos, or homes may be available to rent for the duration of the weekend.
Lollapalooza Gate Times
On each day of the festival, gates are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. CST, though the time is always subject to change. There are two gates to the festival: one at Michigan and Congress, and a second located at Columbus and Monroe on the north side of Grant Park.
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