The Buzz On Lolla 2015
WRISTBAND & CASHLESS:
Before you turn up at Grant Park, register your wristband online and sign up for Lolla Cashless! Wristband registration guarantees a smooth and simple entry process each day plus it makes sure that your festival experience fits all your needs. It also lets you link your credit card to your wristband, creating the magic that we like to call Lolla Cashless. With the tap of a wrist you can grab a bite, score a drink, and rock some merch. Sounds great, right?
BAG SEARCH & EXPRESS LANES:
Safety First, People.
Want to get into Lolla as quick as possible? Leave your bag at home! If you DO NOT have a bag, please enter through the Express Lane. If you DO have a bag, please enter through the Bag Lane and expect delays as bags are open for inspection. Please check the list of permitted items at the gate, listen for the audio announcements and dispose of any item that is not allowed inside the festival.
Do not leave your items unattended. Lockers are available for rent near Buckingham Fountain. Lost and Found is located at the Info Tent at Columbus and Congress. Please have your wristbands securely fastened on your right wrist and visible to security as you enter the festival grounds.
All passholders are allowed to re-enter the festival 3 times per day after initial entry. 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.
At the conclusion of each night, head towards Michigan Avenue at Jackson or Balbo for a quicker exit, as well as the main entry gates from which you entered.
Get The App, Hit Download (Go on, do it)
It’s all you’ve ever wanted in an app. From creating your perfect Custom Schedule, to mapping out Grant Park and seeing exactly where your favorite bands will be, we’ve got you covered. Download the Official Mobile App for Android and iPhone to have everything Lolla right at your fingertips.
Also, opt-in for Push Notifications to stay in the loop on important updates and emergency information all weekend.
Get With The Program
It’s already in your pocket. Download the Official Lolla App or Digital Program now. Keep all the info you need at your side, all weekend long!
Double-tap, re-tweet, favorite, and follow the Lolla fun all weekend! By keeping up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat you can fill your feeds with live updates from around the park, flash giveaways, special announcements and behind the scenes snapshots. Post all weekend long with your favorite Lolla moments, and your masterpiece could end up on the jumbotron if you #lolla and tag @lollapalooza.[billboard title=”20150724 – Top Tips Social Icons”]
BOX OFFICE & TICKETING 411:
By now you should have received your 2015 Lolla wristband in the mail, but if you have any ticket-related questions, you can get all the info you need in the Tickets section of our FAQs Page.
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 lookin’ for it, type “East Van Buren and South Michigan Ave” into your device.
2015 Box Office Hours Are:
Thursday, 7/30: 3PM-8PM
Friday, 7/31: 10AM-10PM
Counterfeit Wristband Alert: All Three Day and Single-Day Passes to Lollapalooza 2015 are sold-out. All wristbands contain RFID technology and will be authenticated upon entering the gates. Lollapalooza organizers do not condone purchasing passes from secondary markets, and ask fans to beware of purchasing counterfeit wristbands. Passes purchased from any source besides Lollapalooza.com or Front Gate Tickets may not be honored at the gates.
Before you get ready to Lolla, take a look at our list of Festival Do’s and Don’ts. Get the basic info on re-entry, ins & outs and other need-to-knows so that you can focus on why you’re coming to Lolla – for the music!
Get a head start on mastering Lolla by getting to know Grant Park. Prep yourself for three days of amazing-ness and map out the prime locations around the park like Chow Town, Green Street, Kidzapalooza and more!
Back To Basics
CAMELBAK FILLING STATIONS
Don’t let sunburn or dehydration get the best of you. Make the CamelBak Filling Stations a regular stop; you can bring two of your own factory-sealed bottles of water. And don’t forget the sunscreen (just not the aerosol kind)!
If you’re looking to stash your stuff or recharge your phone, we’ve got you. Reserve a locker here. Single day and multiple day lockers will be available throughout the weekend. Multiple day rentals give you the luxury of leaving your belongings over night. Coming with friends? No worries, you can share lockers with multiple people plus each locker will come with two wristbands with your locker number and combo, so that you don’t forget anything. Lockers can also be upgraded to include unlimited cell phone charging, nice!
CHARGING YOUR PHONE
Full service phone charging will be available for everyone at Lolla for $5. Leave your cords at home, we have everything you need!
Two-wheelin’ it? As a special offer just for Lollapalooza attendees, our friends at Bike and Roll Chicago are giving discounts on bike rentals, guided bike tours, and Segway tours. Check out their special rental packages (a 65% savings for Festival patrons!). Avoid traffic hassles, and choose a healthy, eco-friendly way of getting to and from the festival or tour Chicago and enjoy its 30+ miles of lakefront paths and 77 different neighborhoods. Click here for more information.
Out-of-towner? Go Airport Express is offering a $19 Lollapalooza rate for one-way shuttle transfers to & from Chicago O’Hare International Airport or Chicago Midway International Airport! Reserve your shuttle and arrive to the Festival without a worry.
GETTING AROUND CHICAGO
Traveling from the suburbs? Metra’s commuter rail system makes it easy. Click here for the scoop on riding Metra to and from Lolla and to see a map of nearby Metra stations.
Need a ride around Chi? We’ve got Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace – all in one place! Plan your Lollapalooza trip today using the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)’s trip planner GoRoo with real-time travel information. Then tell us who you’re seeing and how you’re getting there using transit on our Facebook Page!
LOLLA GENERAL STORE
And, if you forget any of the essentials just swing by the General Store next to Buckingham Fountain for any last minute festival must-haves.
Lost & Found is located at the information booth at Columbus and Congress between 11am to 10pm. Come find us and fill out an online form for your missing item. Remember that not all items are turned in, but we do our best to match belongings and contact you!Unclaimed items will be held for 30 days and then donated to a local charity. Lollapalooza will not be held liable for any lost items.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
We’ve got a few things up our sleeve. There are tons of activities and fun things going on all around the park for you to take advantage of between sets. Many of our partners and sponsors have outposts dedicated to maximizing your festival experience, not to mention all the freebies!
Keepin’ It Fresh
It’s not your average festival shopping experience. Green Street is your one-stop shop for local, national and world-recognized artisans to sell environmentally responsible goods to all Lollapalooza fans. If you’re looking for farm fresh fare, new garb, an upcycled accessory, or to enhance your art collection – you’ll find it on Green Street.
Lollapalooza isn’t just about incredible live music. It’s also a place where Lolla fans can learn more about how to help the world around them and give back. This year we have partnered with organizations such as Headcount, MusiCares, Oxfam America, Rock The Vote and more to bring awareness to important causes. So make sure to check ‘em out!
Get The Lolla Look
This is where all your Lolla merch dreams come true. LollaShop is back! Shop the new Summertime Chi collection for tees, shades, and hats that celebrate Chicago’s favorite season and pick up a sweet souvenir such as this year’s official Lolla poster designed by Chicago based artist Tony Fitzpatrick.
Alongside the complete Lolla collection, we’ll be bringing in some of our fave retailers to complete your festival look.
If your kid is under 10 and ready to rock, bring ‘em along for Kidzapalooza. They get in free with a ticketed adult, score! Kidzapalooza, presented by Lifeway, is a festival within the festival for parents who want to show their kids how to Lolla. With its own little lineup and various activities including creating their own music at the Drum Zone and a hip-hop workshop with The Q Brothers, your kids won’t ever want to leave.
STREAM LOLLA LIVE
Now you can catch Lolla from anywhere. We’ve partnered with Red Bull TV to bring you the 2015 Lollapalooza Livestream. Its fo’ free on Samsung Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Xbox 360, Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices. There’s no reason for you should miss a thing. Check it out for exclusive artist interviews, behind-the-scenes access, festival highlights and, of course, all of the incredible Lolla performances live from all five Lolla stages! Just go straight to the Lolla homepage to view the Livestream.