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.

We have Chow Town, which features over 30 premier, local food vendors serving unique fare all day long, while the Farmers Market offers special options for fans with dietary considerations.

We also have 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.

Connect with us this Spring for 2014 announcements!


Chow Town

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.

Lollapalooza is now seeking Chicago-Area restaurants to join the show! The application to vend in Lollapalooza’s 2014 Chow Town is available until April 18. Have questions? Write foodcourt@lollapalooza.com.


Farmers Market

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.

We are accepting applications to join the Market until April 18. Write foodcourt@lollapalooza.com with questions.


Green Street

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.

Now is the time to apply! Lollapalooza is seeking environmentally friendly businesses to join the Green Street Art Market. The application to vend is available until April 18. Check out who sold their goods in Grant Park in 2013 below, and contact vending@lollapalooza.com with any questions!


Lolla Cares

Lolla Cares

Ever since the first festival in 1991, Lollapalooza has always 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.


Around The Park

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. And stay tuned in early 2014 for the list of partners!


Kidzapalooza

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 is like to experience one of the most special events in the world.

Located in it’s 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!


General FAQs

2014 Lineup

Lollapalooza is now seeking Chicago-Area restaurants to join the show! The application to vend in Lollapalooza's 2014 Chow Town is available until April 18. Have questions? Write foodcourt@lollapalooza.com.

We're also seeking environmentally friendly businesses to join the Green Street Art Market. The application to vend is available until April 18. Contact vending@lollapalooza.com with any questions.


Lockers or Storage Info

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. Check back closer to the event to reserve your locker.


Lost & Found

During the Festival, return found items or look for lost items at the Information/Lost & Found booths. After the Festival, click here to inquiry about lost items. Valuables will be held for 30 days and then donated to a local charity. Parkways Foundation and C3 Presents will not be held liable for any unclaimed items.


Be A Lollapalooza Vendor

We are now accepting applications to join the Festival until April 18!

Apply to be a vendor in Chow Town or Lolla Farmers Market. Contact foodcourt@lollapalooza.com with questions.

Apply to join Green Street's eco-conscious Art Market. Send questions to vending@lollapalooza.com.


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.

The following items are ALLOWED* at Lollapalooza:

  • Blankets, Sheets, Towels
  • Umbrellas (ONLY Hand-Held)
  • Soft-Sided Coolers
  • Baby Strollers
  • Two Factory-Sealed Water Bottles (up to 1 Liter each)
  • Empty CamelBak or CamelBak water bottles, Other Empty Plastic Container, etc.
  • Binoculars
  • Non-Professional Recording Equipment and Cameras for Personal Use (Point & Shoot Cameras, Flip Video Cameras, Small DSLR Cameras etc.)

The following items are NOT ALLOWED* at Lollapalooza:

  • Weapons of Any Kind, including Fireworks or Explosives of Any Kind
  • Illegal or Illicit Substances of Any Kind
  • Large Framed Backpacks (Hiking Backpacks, etc.)
  • Glass Containers and Metal Aerosol Cans, including Sunscreen in Aerosol Cans.
  • Outside Food or Drinks (including Alcohol), except Two Factory-Sealed Water Bottles (up to 1 Liter each)
  • Skateboards, Scooters or Personal Motorized Vehicles
  • Bicycles Inside Festival Grounds
  • Carts, Tents & Chairs of Any Kind
  • Hard-Sided Coolers
  • Pets (except Service Dogs)
  • Professional Recording (Photo, Video, Audio) Equipment (NO Large Professional Detachable Zoom Lenses, Tripods or Other Commercial Equipment
  • No Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed. No Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc.

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Access, ADA & Wheelchair Info

We are proud that Lollapalooza is open to ALL music lovers! Click Here for info on special-needs access & accommodations. Click Here for a list of ASL interpreted shows (subject to change).


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 info@lollapalooza.com.


Volunteer Information

Apply to volunteer at Lollapalooza! The volunteer application will be available mid-May. In the meantime, you can write volunteer@lollapalooza.com with any questions.

The application to become a Volunteer Team Lead is now available through May 16. If you have what it takes to lead a team of volunteers at Lollapalooza, please apply!

Apply for a team lead position and view more information.