LOLLAPALOOZA WEEKEND GUIDE

Lollapalooza is finally here! Are you ready?

One of the biggest festivals of the year is here and we want you to experience everything that Lolla has to offer! Obviously you can’t miss out on any of the amazing acts featured on this year’s lineup, but have you checked out what lies beyond the music? If not, we’ve cooked up a little something to help guide you through your weekend in Grant Park! Take a look…

PS. If you haven’t locked in a spot at this year’s Lollapalooza, have no fear. Ticketmaster’s Ticket Exchange makes it so that tickets are never sold out! Take a look at all the 100% verified Lollapalooza passes and grab yours for this weekend!

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Chow Town

Of course we all go for the tunes, community, and atmosphere, but if your taste buds aren’t watering from imagining all of the food you’ll be scarfing down, you’re not really ready for Lolla. Chow Town is Lollapalooza’s own foodie central, with tons of tasty options from the Windy City’s finest eateries. Curated by the celebrity chef Graham Elliot, there is sure to be an entree, drink, or treat for everyone in attendance!

Lolla 2016 – Katrina Barber


Lolla Market

As the one-stop shopping destination, you can guarantee the Lolla Market will have all the garb and souvenirs that your heart — or wallet — can handle. With artist merch, an autograph signing tent, and even a glitter bar, you may find yourself having to make the pit stop more than once! Don’t worry too much if your outfit is missing an accessory or two, because the market has got you covered. Did we mention that the LollaShop is air conditioned?

Lolla 2016 – Katrina Barber


Kidzapalooza

As the definitive family festival, Lollapalooza wouldn’t be complete without a kiddie zone! Open every day from 11am-7pm, the Kidzapalooza enclosed area of Grant Park has music & events that kids of all ages — and their parents — can get down to. Complete with skateboarding demos, hip-hop workshops, a music video tent, & much more – it shouldn’t be too hard to find where all the cool kids will be hanging out!

Lolla 2014 – Maclay Heriot


Lolla Cares

It may be all about the community while you’re at the festival, but don’t forget that the community lives on long after the weekend ends. Since its inception, Lollapalooza has always worked to inform its guests on how we can help to better our world. Whether its becoming more environmentally conscious, registering to vote, or saving a life through a bone marrow match, Lolla Cares brings together the best of the best!


Aftershows

When the festival grounds close each night, the party is far from over! With shows from acts like Spoon, Blink-182, Migos, Mac DeMarco, Grouplove, Zeds Dead, + many more happening every night, the festival fun extends far beyond Grant Park, and even further into the night. The party never stops at Lollapalooza! Check out the full schedule here.

We hope you’re getting ready for Lolla! If you’re not sold yet, check out this ridiculous lineup:

We’ll see you at the Park!!!

STRANGE THINGS HAPPENING AT WW CHICAGO

Wizard World Chicago

Get ready to experience The Upside Down this August at Wizard World Chicago

TheDonald E. Stephens Convention Center will be flooded with hundreds of stars and Comic Con fans this August 24 – 27 & everyone’s invited to join in on the festivities. Included in the star-studded lineup are ‘Stranger Things’ kids Dustin & Lucas, the ‘Doctor Who’ cast, heavy rocker Gene Simmons, the ‘Avengers’ Elizabeth Olsen + many more!

With Photo Ops, Autograph Signings + more, this really is every Comic Con dreamers fantasy. .

Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long

 

Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long

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As if just seeing your favorite characters wasn’t enough, dare to dive into the Wizard World Costume Contest. The most serious & intense fans join in on this one as the best of the best will morph into their top character – be prepared. Different categories will include Best in Show, Best Male/Female Heroes, Best Male/Female villains + more!

Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long

 

Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long

 

Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long

General Admission, 4-Day VIP, Autographs, Photo Ops + much more are still available for grabs. Who are you going to be?

COUNTDOWN TO #LOLLA

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is now only 100 DAYS away! 

From amazing artists and mouth-watering bites to family attractions and green fields galore, Grant Park lights up every year to celebrate Lollapalooza! We’ve collected a few of our top picks from the previous #Lolla celebrations below!

Lollapalooza's 25th Anniversary

Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary

 

Die Antwoord - Lollapalooza 2016

Die Antwoord – Lollapalooza 2016

 

Lollapalooza - VIP Experience

Lollapalooza – VIP Experience

 

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Bloc Party – Cambria Harkey

 

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Mute Math – Charles Reagan

 

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Hardwell – Roger Ho

 

This year’s 2017 lineup boasts artists including Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The XX, Lorde, Blink-182, DJ Snake, Justice, Alt-J, Run The Jewels, Cage The Elephant, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, The Head and The Heart, Foster The People + many many more! See the full 2017 Lineup below:

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Check out the 25th Anniversary recap below and see you at the park!

 

WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT – ON SALE

Windy City Smokeout
Fire up the grill: Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout is on sale NOW!

From a Whole Hog Brunch to a crawfish Boil & Oyster Roast, this food and music festival has something for everyone to enjoy! Come on down on July 14th – 16th where Chicago will be hosting the BBQ smoke out of the year. This year with over 30 performances on 2 stages, including Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Randy Rodgers Band, Eli You g Band, Luke Combs, Lanco, Jana Kramer, Brandy Clark and more! Tasty eats, treats and stand out performances, Windy City Smokeout 2017 is going to be one for the books!

For more information and details on the festival, visit windycitysmokeout.com and get your tickets for Single  Day, 3-day GA, and a new revamped VIP experience below!

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WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT

Windy City Smokeout is back with twenty of the world’s best BBQ pitmasters, award-winning country music stars, and tons of local and national breweries for you to enjoy! Elevate your 2018 experience with The Biggest Happy Hour of the Summer, Casmigos Mixology Class, BBQ Brunch and more! Find out more about these events here. 

This Chicago summer bash spans 3 days from July 13 – 15, taking place at the Chicago Tribune Freedom Center. Grab your tickets and special events tickets now! 

2018 Lineup: Brett Young, Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne, Midland, Riley Green, Kane Brown, Drake White and the Big Fire, Aaron Lewis, Turnpike Troubadours, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Walker Hayes, Ryan Kinder, Alex Williams, Charley Crockett, Jacob Powell, Renee Blair, Jamie Lin Wilson

WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO

Meet and greet your favorite ‘Pop-Fi’ celebrities at Wizard World Chicago! Experience a weekend of exclusive autograph signings, photo ops, panels, gaming tournaments, cosplay competitions, workshops, and more.

Geek out with us at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 23 – 26, 2018.

2018 Guests: Sebastian Stan, Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Ian Somerhalder, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Matt Ryan, Nichelle Nichols, Michael Rosenbaum, James Marsters, Gregg Sulkin, Holly Marie Combs, Charisma Carpenter + more to be announced!

AAHH! FEST – JUST ANNOUNCED

Just Announced: AAHH! Fest is making it’s long awaited comeback on September 24 & 25 at Union Park!

The 2 day event is more than a musical showcase, it’s a cause. The AAHH! FEST is COMMON’S commitment to bringing jobs and education programs to his hometown of Chicago, the city in which he built the foundation for an entertainment career.

The event raises funds to support the COMMON Ground Foundation and Donda’s House, the charitable organizations of COMMON, Kanye West, and Rhymefest.

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Photo by Bradley Murray

 

Day 1 of the festival, Community Day, will feature Tink, Taylor Bennett and performances by Chicago’s top talent.

Day 2 of the festival, hosted by Deon Cole, will feature COMMON with very Special Guests, The Internet, Jeremih, Sir The Baptist and more to be announced!

Stay tuned for more announcements from AAHH! FEST, and get your Sunday and Saturday Tickets here.

 

THE BEST OF “THE BEST OF LOLLAPALOOZA”

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If you’re wondering where the scoop is on Lollapalooza 2015 recaps, we’ve got just the ticket. Lollapalooza’s recap video makes us antsy for 2016. Check it out here:

Now, the piece de resistance, here’s a comprehensive list of lists, from best festival fashion to most insane performances and everything in between.

FASHION

>> Lollapalooza 2015: The Most Stylish Onstage Moments – Pret-a-Reporter

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>> 20+ Pics Of The Most Bangin’ Lollapalooza Street StyleRefinery 29

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PERFORMANCES

>> 9 Best Lollapalooza 2015 Performances – Fuse

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>> Lollapalooza 2015′s Top 10 PerformancesBillboard

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REVIEWS

>> Lollapalooza review: Paul McCartney, Metallica make way for EDM –Chicago Tribune

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MISC

>> Lollapalooza 2015: Scantily clad teens, evacuations, and Paul McCartneyThe AV Club

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LOLLAPALOOZA 2018

The legendary Lollapalooza will once again take over Grant Park in Chicago! Come join us, August 2 – 5 for an extended weekend of music featuring the world’s most popular artists and up-and-coming acts.
Loaded with 8 stages, and 170+ bands from all over the world, every Lolla lineup makes hands wave, heads nod, and crowds holler. Plus, there’s an art market for you to snag original crafts and swag, sweet photogenic spots featuring the Chicago skyline, and tons of official festival merchandise on site for you to take home.
4-Day GA tickets are sold out! But don’t fret, 1-Day GA tickets are on sale March 29th at 10am CT! Plus you can still experience the fest in style with 4-Day VIP & Platinum tickets.
Check out the lineup by day below and start mapping out your magical weekend!
2018 Lineup Details: The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend, Odesza, Logic, Post Malone, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Portugal. The Man, Tyler, The Creator, Chvrches, St. Vincent, Zedd, Excision, Walk The Moon, Dua Lipa, LL Cool J, Dillon Francis, Galantis, Camila Cabello, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven, Gucci Mane, James Bay, Brockhampton, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Borns, Greta Van Fleet, Tash Sultana, Illenium, Rezz, Rebelution, Lykke Li, Chromeo, Luke Combs, Tycho, Playboi Carti, Franz Ferdinand, Lil Pump, Malaa, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Manchester Orchestra, Daniel Caesar, The Neighbourhood, Blackbear, Jungle, Alina Baraz, Zomboy, Quinn XCII, Goldlink, Billie Eilish, Hippie Sabotage, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kali Uchis, Bazzi, Nav, Lizzo, Daya, Jessie Ware, What so Not, All time low, Lany, BeBe Rexha, Rex Orange County, Cigarettes After Sex, Anderson East, Sabrina Claudio, Petit Biscuit, The Wombats, Kayzo, Parquet Courts, Alan Walker, Stars, A R I Z O N A, The Vaccines, Bomb Estereo, Rusko, Dermot Kennedy, Troyboi, Big Wild, Lauv, Shiba San, Valentino Khan, Ghastly, Terror Jr., Lewis Capaldi, Autograf, Tank and the Bangas, Chris Lake, Herobust, G Herbo, Taylor Bennett, Knox, Fortune Gang of Youths, Tyler Childers, Frenship, Durand Jones & the Indications, Basement, Cuco, London on da Track, K?D, Two Feet, Ekali, Post Animal, Jessie Reyez, Welshly Arms, Goldfish, Alex Lahey, Pale Waves, Wallows, Yungblud, Loudpvck, Sir Sly, Charlotte Cardin, Madison Beer, Superorganism, The Coronas, The Regrettes, Curtis Harding, Allie X, 4B, Space Jesus, Slaves (UK), Amy Shark, Sasha Sloan, Freya Ridings, Supa BWE, Lovelytheband, Femdot, John Splitoff, Buddy, R.LUM.R, Chase Atlantic, Droeloe, Medasin, Melvv, Virgil Abloh, Oshi, Gashi, Vera Blue, Mikky Ekko, Noizu, Blackgummy, Lzrd, Davie, Nothing, Nowhere., CKY, Cleopatrick, Wes Period, Morgxn, Bones (UK), Tim Gunter, DJTaye, Fletcher, Morgan Saint, Van William, The Wrecks, The Aces, Mainland, Grace Weber, Larkin Poe, Emilia Ali, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, Mister G, KB Whirly, Big Don, Q Brothers, Aaron Nigel Smith, Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats, The School of Rock Allstars