Lollapalooza Tickets News
8-1-14: The much-anticipated Lollapalooza Festival begins today in Grant Park, Chicago. The three-day festival will featuring headlining sets from Eminem, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Kings of Leon, and Outkast along with dozens more of music’s biggest and upcoming acts.
7-30-14: With just two days remaining
before Lollapalooza begins this weekend, the festival has released time slots for each of its artists over it three-day tenure in Grant Park, Chicago. Arctic Monkeys and Zedd will close out the first day on Friday, Outkast and Calvin Harris will end day two on Saturday and Kings of Leon and Skrillex will headline the final night on Sunday, August 3.
7-28-14: Lollapalooza will be held this weekend in Grant Park, Chicago. Headlining acts include Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and Calvin Harris as well as Lorde, Outkast, Arctic Monkeys and The Avett Brothers. The three-day festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
7-25-14: Lollapalooza will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year and will welcome a projected 160,000 people over its three-day duration in Chicago’s Grant Park. Over 130 acts will play over eight stages next weekend.
7-23-14: Lollapalooza begins in just nine days and will feature headlining acts Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lorde and Zedd. The festival is set to run from August 1-3 in Chicago’s Grant Park.
7-21-14: With under two weeks remaining, Lollapalooza remains to be one of the summer’s most anticipated concerts. The 3-day festival in Grant Park, Chicago will host top-billed acts Eminem, Kings of Leon, Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex and Calvin Harris among dozens more of music’s upcoming artists.
7-16-14: The new addition of digital wristbands at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival has generated a sea of positive reviews with only two weeks remaining until the 3-concert begins. With the technologically-savvy wristband, concertgoers have the ability to attach their credit card information to easily scan payments for food, drinks, merchandise and other various items around the Chicago-based festival. Lollapalooza will run from August 1-3 in Grant Park, Chicago.
7-14-14: Among the dozens of food vendors scheduled for Lollapalooza’s Chow Town are Franks ‘n’ Dogs, who are known for their Triple Truffle Fries, and Graham Elliot, who will be selling his signature lobster corn dog as the festival runs in Grant Park, Chicago from August 1-3.
7-11-14: Among several newcomers to this year’s Lollapalooza Festival are J. Roddy Walston & The Business, who are influenced by such classic rock bands as Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. Other bands include Temples, a psychedelic rock band based out of England, and The Districts, who travel to the Chicago-based festival from their hometown of Los Angeles.
7-9-14: The ever-expanding Lollapalooza Festival has announced plans for a Toronto stop in 2015 pending a survey of interest. Several other music festivals, like the Osheaga Music Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands, also take place in mid-August, potentially causing conflict for concertgoers.
7-7-14: A three-day pass to this year’s Lollapalooza Festival now averages at $430.28 on the secondary market. The festival’s most expensive single-day ticket will be for its opening day on August 1 at $213.77. Arctic Monkeys, Eminem and Lorde are set to headline the festival’s first day.
7-2-14: Lollapalooza is expected to reach capacities of 100,000 each day of the three-day festival in August. Over 130 bands are scheduled to perform from August 1 through August 3 in Grant Park, Chicago.
6-30-14: Lollapalooza has introduced its new technological toy for this year’s festival in digital wristbands for all concertgoers. Fans attending Lollapalooza in August will have the ability to link their credit or debit card up to the digital chip inside the wristband and be able to pay for food, drinks and merchandise with a flick of the wrist-literally. Lollapalooza kicks off in Grant Park, Chicago on August 1.
6-27-14: Three-day passes for Lollapalooza are currently going for an average price of $385.42. The highest priced individual day ticket is for the festival’s first day on August 1, which sees an average price of $219.59. The three-day festival is held in Grant Park, Chicago every year.
6-25-14: Three-day pass average for Lollapalooza tickets has dropped significantly since Monday as tickets now average at $259 with a get-in price of just $150 for the three-day event in Grant Park, Chicago.
6-23-14: Average price for a three-day pass to Lollapalooza is now $405.01. The festival’s cheapest ticket will be for the final day on August 3 as average price is $138.69. The festival will be held in Chicago’s Grant Park from August 1-3.
6-20-14: Individual ticket price for the first day of Lollapalooza on August 1 averages at $260 with a get-in price of $113. The 3-day concert’s second day on August 2 has a current average price of $254 with a get-in price of $162.
6-18-14: Thousands of secondary tickets are still available for Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival this August. The Grant Park concert sees a 3-day pass average of $455 with a get-in price of $351. Over 3,000 secondary tickets are still on the market for the opening day of the festival as August 1 Lollapalooza tickets are currently $244 with a get-in price of $113.
6-16-14: Lollapalooza has been named Destination #1 this summer by KROQ’s Road Trip USA 2014. The early August festival in Chicago sees a current 3-day pass average price of $470 with a get-in price of $355. The cheapest individual date is for the final day on August 3, which has an average price of $154 and get-in of $113.
6-11-14: Lollapalooza tickets continue to fall on the secondary market as the early August festival draws closer. Average price for the festival’s opening day on August 1 is $211 with a get-in price of $149 while the final day of the festival on August 3 has an average price of $153 with a get-in price of just $12.
6-10-14: Lollapalooza inches closer as the festival is set to kick off on August 1 in Grant Park, Chicago. Tickets for the opening day of the festival will start at $149 while August 3, the final day, will see secondary tickets starting at just $114.
6-6-14: After the announcement of over 40 after show concerts, fans can officially schedule which acts they are hell-bent on seeing when the festival kicks off in early August. Lollapalooza begins August 1 in Grant Park, Chicago and ends August 3.
6-4-14: Lollapalooza’s aftershows schedule has been announced and will feature dozens of artists from the festival playing local shows around Chicago after each Lollapalooza date from August 1-3. Featured acts include Chvrches, The Head and the Heart, The 1975, and Skrillex, among many others.
6-2-14: Single-day tickets to this summer’s Lollapalooza Festival can still be found on the secondary market. August 1 marks the first day of the festival and tickets currently average at $220 with tickets going as low as $157. The concert’s final day, August 3, sees an average price of $163 with tickets starting at $120.
5-30-14: Lollapalooza tickets and passes have all been sold out, but the festival still offers a “Platinum Pass”, which allows concertgoers an array of perks, including air conditioned viewing room and bar and catered meals, all for the hefty price of $3600.
5-28-14: Lollapalooza is less than 10 weeks away and some of music’s biggest acts will take the stage at Grant Park in Chicago. The August 1-3 festival will feature such artists as the Artic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and AFI.
5-22-14: Chicago will be jam-packed with talent for this year’s Lollapalooza Festival. Featured acts include Skrillex, Kings of Leon, Eminem, Artic Monkeys, Avett Brothers, Interpol and Lorde. The festival takes place in Grant Park from August 1-3rd.
5-21-14: Lollapalooza begins August 1 and will run through August 3 in Grant Park, Chicago. Full schedule set times for each act were released last week. The Samsung Galaxy Stage will see Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon close out each night of the festival.
5-20-14: The complete list for Lollapalooza 2014 has been announced. With 130 performances scheduled, the Chicago-based festival will include major music acts like Outkast, Skrillex, Nas, Foster the People and the Avett Brothers. Lollapalooza is held in Grant Park from August 1-3 this year.
5-16-14: Lollapalooza 3-day passes on the secondary market start at $362. The opening day of the festival is August 1 and tickets start at $163. The final day of the festival, August 3, currently has a cheapest secondary ticket price of $120.
5-14-14: From AFI to Iggy Azalea, this year’s Lollapalooza Festival will feature several of music’s biggest acts. The festival will take place in Grant Park, Chicago from August 1-3. The Riot Fest will also head to Chicago later this summer from September 12-14.
5-12-14: Lollapalooza will feature some of music’s biggest acts, including EDM sensation Zedd, Lorde and the 1975. The festival runs from August 1-3 and is held in Grant Park, Chicago. Located right off of the Chicago Harbor, Grant Park provides a scenic attraction for both residents and tourists alike.
5-9-14: Dozens of music’s biggest acts will grace the stage during Lollapalooza this year, with artists such as Eminem, Foster the People and Skrillex scheduled to perform. The festival will take place from August 1-3 in Grant Park, Chicago.
5-7-14: Lollapalooza will host its 23rd annual festival in Chicago in early August. Artists such as Kings of Leon, the Avett Brothers, Calvin Harris and Eminem are scheduled to perform at this year’s festival. The concert will be held in Grant Park from August 1-3.
5-5-14: In addition to over 100 musical acts performing throughout the weekend, Lollapalooza will also host a giant art show this year. The concert will be held from August 1-3 in Grant Park, Chicago and will feature big-name artists including Eminem, Lorde and Kings of Leon.
4-21-14: Lollapalooza headliner, Eminem is also currently set to headline the Austin City Limits festival in Austin, TX. Along with festival season, he'll be embarking on a mini Stadium tour with long time collaborator Rihanna. Thus far, tickets for the Monster tour average $242 on the resale market while Lollapalooza tickets average $212.
4-3-14: Lollapalooza Chile took place this past weekend in Chile and featured artists such as: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, The Pixies, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Zedd, Kid Cudi, Lorde, The Wailers, and Johnny Marr. Lollapalooza Argentinia also recently took place.
3-28-14: Lollapalooza tickets have sold out in record time on the primary market. With the secondary market now fans' only option, the average ticket price for a 3 day pass is $467. Sunday is the cheapest of each of the single day passes, averaging $201. Saturday is the most expensive with an average asking price of $277.
3-26-14: Here's the 2014 Lollapalooza Lineup:
Eminem, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Outkast, Calvin Harris, Lorde, The Avett Brothers, Foster The People, Zedd, Sebastian Ingrosso, Krewella, NAS, Above & Beyond, Childish Gambino, Broken Bells, Spoon, The Head and The Heart, Cage The Elephant, Young The Giant, Chase & Status, Interpol, Lykke Li, Chance The Rapper, Phantogram, Cut / Copy, Flosstradamus, Fitz & The Tantrums, Grouplove, Chvrches, The Glitch Mob, Portugal.The Man, Gramatik, Chromeo, Darkside, The 1975, Dimitri Vegas & Lke Mike, Rebelution, Glen Hansard, Jenny Lewis, Manchester Orchestra, Gesaffelstein, John Bulter Trio, Flume, and more to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
History Of Lollapalooza
If ever there were a music festival embodiment of the importance of second chances in life, Lollapalooza would be it. What is now North America’s largest music festival in terms of daily attendance was left for dead in 2004, with the festival canceled that year duo to poor sales of Lollapalooza tickets. In its first incarnation, Lollapalooza was a touring festival, with Lollapalooza tickets being sold for events throughout North America from 1991 to 1997. In those early days, Lollapalooza rode the alternative rock wave of the ‘90s and helped break major bands of the era including Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, and Smashing Pumpkins. While the festival was for the most part successful, many fans complained of the high price of Lollapalooza tickets and the festival ran what many thought would be its final year in 1997. In 2003, the touring festival was revived again for one more year before being canceled in 2004. But instead of giving up, Lollapalooza founder/Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell (with the help of new business partners including Austin-based C3 Presents) reorganized the event as a one-city destination festival in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park in 2005. Lollapalooza tickets sold at a modest pace in 2005, with 65,000 people purchasing Lollapalooza tickets and braving the 105-degree heat to see a diverse lineup that included Arcade Fire, The Killers, Weezer, The Black Keys, Widespread Panic, Primus, Billy Idol, and The Pixies. Over the years in Chicago, the festival steadily gained popularity by consistently showcasing big-name acts including Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, Kanye West, and Radiohead, as well as a steady stream of up-and-coming indie acts. In recent years the festival has displayed a more electronic bent, as the rise in popularity of dance music has led to the EDM-heavy Perry’s Stage becoming one of the most heavily attended stages at the festival every year. In a sign of how popular the event has become, in 2008 the festival signed a 10-year deal to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park through 2018. In 2013, all available Lollapalooza tickets were snapped up in four hours as the festival sold out in record time while also setting an attendance record of 300,000 people over three days, or 100,000 per day. In recent years the festival has also expanded abroad, with Lollapalooza Chile being added in 2011, Lollapalooza Brazil being added in 2012, and Lollapalooza Argentina being added in 2014. However, a planned expansion into Tel Aviv, Israel was postponed indefinitely in 2013. Lollapalooza tickets are currently on sale for Lollapalooza Chile 2014, taking place in Santiago’s O’Higgins Park March 29-30 featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, The Pixies, Phoenix, New Order, and Vampire Weekend. Featuring similar lineups, Lollapalooza tickets are available for Lollapalooza Argentina, taking place April 1-2 in Buenos Aires’s Hipodromo de San Igidro, and Lollapalooza Brazil, taking place April 5-6 in Sao Paulo’s Autodromo de Interlagos. While the official lineup for the main Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, taking place August 1-3 in Grant Park, has not yet been released, several acts have already been reported to be playing including Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon, and Arctic Monkeys, as well as acts rumored to be playing including Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Outkast, Foster the People, Modest Mouse, Cut Copy, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Lollapalooza tickets are expected to go on sale to the general public on March 25.