The Festival Experience

Lollapalooza is more than just a music festival. Taking place each year in historic Grant Park, Lolla is a three-day cultural experience that takes place on 115 acres between Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.

In 2014 we had Chow Town, featuring over 30 premier, local food vendors serving unique fare all day long, while the Farmers Market offered special options for fans with dietary considerations.

We also had select partners located Around The Park offering goods & giveaways, as well as socially-conscious and environmentally-friendly organizations located at Lolla Cares and Green Street.

See our 2014 vendors below… 2015 vendors coming soon!

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2014 Chow Town

Chicago has the best food in the world. And Lollapalooza is no different. Far from turkey legs and funnel cakes, and curated by Chef Graham Elliot, Chow Town is a showcase of the best that the Windy City has to offer. With two locations on Columbus Drive in the heart of Grant Park, and everything from drinks, desserts and more, you’ll be spoiled for choice. EXPLORE CHOW TOWN >>

2014 Farmers Market

The Farmers Market at Lolla pulls in the best locally-sourced festival fare to suite more conscious cravings.

Located on the green grass across from Chow Town, it’s easy to grab your food and lounge in the lush grass of Grant Park. EXPLORE THE FARMERS MARKET >>

Applications to be a Chow Town vendor and join the Farmers Market in 2014 are now closed.

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2014 Green Street

Green Street is your one stop shop for local, national and world-recognized artisans to sell their goods to all Lollapalooza fans. Whether you need a new hat, a pair of sunglasses, a one-of-a-kind poster or just the festival essentials to get you through the weekend — this is where you’ll find it. Applications to join Green Street in 2014 are now closed. EXPLORE GREEN STREET >>

2014 Lolla Cares

Ever since the first festival in 1991, Lollapalooza has always been a place where music fans can learn more about how to help the world around them.

Whether it’s becoming more environmentally conscious, registering to vote or saving a life through a bone marrow match, Lolla Cares brings together the best of the world’s organizations and puts them in front of 100K festival fans to bring awareness to amazing causes. EXPLORE LOLLA CARES>>


2014 Kidzapalooza

Lollapalooza is for music fans of all ages! Kidzapalooza is a festival within a festival for parents who want to teach their kids what it’s like to experience one of the most special events in the world.

Located in its own area of Grant Park, Kidzapalooza offers parents and kids the opportunity to catch family-friendly music with it’s own stage and various activities including creating their own music, arts & crafts and much more. Children 10 and under get in absolutely FREE! EXPLORE KIDZAPALOOZA >>

Around The Park

2014 Around The Park

Each and every year, Lollapalooza partners with popular brands to show up at Grant Park and help enhance the experience outside of the music on stage.

From free swag to festival essentials & giveaways, make sure to swing by our festival partner activations throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for the list of partners later this month!

General FAQs

Festival Information

  1. Sustainability
  2. Festival Dates & Hours
  3. 2014 Festival Map (2015 Map Coming Soon)
  4. Box Office Location & Hours
  5. Exiting & Re-Entering The Festival
  6. Allowed & Prohibited Items
  7. Lockers & Storage
  8. Children at Lollapalooza
  9. Chow Town Food Court
  10. Green Street Market
  11. What is the General Store?
  12. What is Lolla Cares?
  13. Cash & Credit Cards
  14. Safety & Medical
  15. Legal & Privacy Information
  16. Contact A Lollapalooza Representative
  1. Sustainability

    Lollapalooza strives to mitigate its impact on the environment. We take a considerable amount of pride in the efforts of our fans in maintaining the integrity of Grant Park over the course of the weekend. Partner with us to reduce the festival's impact on the environment by participating in recycling initiatives such as Rock and Recycle, refilling your water bottles, and supporting the wonderful causes you'll discover at the festival.

    Check out all the Green Initiatives that are present at Lollapalooza this year.

  2. Festival Dates & Hours

    Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2, 2015
    11AM - 10PM, each day

  3. 2014 Festival Map (2015 Map Coming Soon)

    Lollapalooza Festival Map

    *This is a map from a previous festival. The updated map for this year will post in the weeks leading up to the festival.

  4. Box Office Location & Hours

    The Festival Box Office, Guest List and Will Call are located on the Northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Van Buren Street. If you’re searching for it, type in “East Van Buren and South Michigan Avenue, Chicago”.

    2015 Box Office Hours are as follows:

    Wednesday, 7/29: 3PM - 8PM
    Thursday, 7/30: 3PM - 8PM
    Friday, 7/31: 10AM - 10PM
    Saturday, 8/1: 10AM - 10PM
    Sunday, 8/2: 10AM - 10PM

    Please bring a valid form of photo ID.

  5. Exiting & Re-Entering The Festival

    All passholders are allowed to enter and exit the festival as needed up to 3 times per day. You must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day. Passholders and their belongings will be searched upon entry and every re-entry to the park.

  6. Allowed & Prohibited Items

    Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home and going through the "No Bag" line at the entrance if you are not bringing a bag with you into the park. If you are bringing a bag in, you'll be searched in the other lines. Respective signage will be at the entrance to help know which line to go through.

    The following items are ALLOWED* at Lollapalooza:

    • Baby Strollers
    • Backpacks (Standard school sized. No frames or camping gear)
    • Binoculars
    • Blankets, Sheets, Towels
    • Cameras - only nonprofessional photos and video cameras will be allowed, and must be without equipment attachments such as selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods
    • Empty CamelBak water bottles and hydration packs, and plastic or aluminum water bottles
    • Umbrella (Hand-held ONLY and no bigger than 42 in. when open)
    • Water - you may bring two factory sealed bottles of water and refill them throughout the day at our free water filling stations

    The following items are PROHIBITED* at Lollapalooza:

    • Aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products
    • Any and all professional audio recording equipment
    • Professional cameras and professional recording (photo, video, audio) equipment (NO large professional detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks (selfie sticks) or other commercial equipment.
    • Any and all professional video equipment. No video recording will be allowed
    • Drones or any other remote flying device
    • Coolers of any kind. (Exceptions may be made for medical use)
    • Framed backpacks
    • Hammocks
    • Glass and metal containers of any kind
    • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
    • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind, except 2 factory sealed bottles of water (up to 1 liter each)
    • Pets (except service animals)
    • Professional radios or walkie-talkies
    • Selfie sticks
    • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles
    • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
    • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.
    • Weapons or explosives of any kind
    • Fireworks
    • Large chains or spiked jewelry
    • Bicycles inside festival grounds (free parking is available near festival entrance)
    • Carts of any kind (including Red Wagons)
    • Chairs of any kind


  7. Lockers & Storage

    Want a safe and secure place to store your things while you attend Lollapalooza? Personal lockers will be available so you can free up your hands and avoid losing any personal items during the fest. Also, locker rentals include unlimited access to neighboring cell phone charging stations.

    Locker reservation information will be available a month before the festival, at which time you can claim your locker as well. Please check back for more details.

  8. Children at Lollapalooza

    Coming to the festival with kids in tow? Lollapalooza invites music fans of all ages, including kids! Kidzapalooza runs parallel to Lollapalooza all in its own securely designated area at Grant Park. Kidzpalooza opens at 11 AM and closes at 5 PM each day of the festival, and creates an environment for parents and children to enjoy family-friendly music on the Kidzpalooza stage. While you're listening, feel free to make some art & crafts to remember sharing these memories with your kids!

    Check out this year's Kidzpalooza Lineup here.

    Children 10 years-old and younger will be admitted free of charge with a pass-holding adult.

  9. Chow Town Food Court

    Chow Town at Lollapalooza is home to yummy food, drinks, and snacks from local favorite eateries in the Windy City. Explore this year's Chow Town Vendors here.

  10. Green Street Market

    Lollapalooza's Green Street offers a variety of vendors featuring art, craft items, and apparel that is all environmentally responsible. Explore this year's Green Street Vendors here.

  11. What is the General Store?

    Leave a few basic necessities at home? The General Store will be open at the festival providing items such as sunscreen, rain gear, and other last minute essentials to help ensure a comfortable festival experience. You can find the General Store near Buckingham Fountain.

  12. What is Lolla Cares?

    Lollapalooza not only provides music, but facilitates raising awareness and participation of our fans to make a positive contribution to the world around them. Lolla Cares gathers Chicago area non-profits so attendees can be informed and engage deeply into great causes. Check out this year's Lolla Care causes here.

  13. Cash & Credit Cards

    There are ATMs at several locations throughout the festival grounds with applicable service fees. Some vendors accept credit cards, including the Festival’s Merchandise tent, Chow Town Food Court, and Green Street Art Market.

    Another method of payment, right on your wristband, is Lolla Cashless. Simply register for Lolla Cashless when you activate your wristband, and make payments at food vendors and stores around the park without having to carry around your credit or debit cards. Green Street Art Market will only accept cash & cards, so if you're planning on shopping at the art market please bring appropriate forms of payment.

  14. Safety & Medical

    We make every effort to create a safe environment on the festival grounds, including public and private security and medical staff throughout Grant Park. If you need any assistance, seek out the medical tent, or look for a peace officer or festival staff member.

    If you have a specific question regarding safety, security or medical information, please contact a Lollapalooza representative at

  15. Legal & Privacy Information

    You can find that info at our Legal & Privacy Page or our Terms & Conditions Page.

  16. Contact A Lollapalooza Representative

    If we did not answer one of your questions here, you can contact an actual human at

    We receive a large number of e-mails each day, please be patient and we will respond to your e-mail as soon as possible, in the order it is received.