LIVE GAMING BETWEEN THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR GAMERS AND LOLLA PERFORMERS
Continuing to be an innovator in festival experiences, Lollapalooza has announced Red Bull Outpost, bringing a two-story interactive gaming center to this year’s general admission grounds. For the first time, fans will be able to watch professional gaming athlete Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and other top gamers play alongside Lolla musicians and special guests throughout the festival’s weekend, August 1-4 at Grant Park in Chicago.
Red Bull Outpost’s ground floor will offer fans dozens of free-to-play kiosks in an air-conditioned space where they can game with the latest hardware from Alienware and HyperX. While on the second floor, a mobile version of Ninja’s Dojo will be livestreaming Aug 2-4 alongside Official Lollapalooza artists, with a few surprises along the way. Limited-edition Lolla x Ninja merchandise will also be exclusively available inside the festival grounds.
“I’m very excited to return to Lolla this year, especially being in my backyard of Chicago. I’d never done something like this before and we have much bigger plans and a larger experience in store for fans and gamers who want to hang, game, and fuel up at the event,” said Ninja.
The gaming entertainment kicks off on Thursday, August 1st with GrandPOOBear who will bring a version of his wildly popular “Speedrun Sessions” to Lollapalooza, with a host, surprise guests and a special “Crowd Control” run where the attendees can affect the gameplay. Throughout the festival’s four days, there be multiple opportunities for fans who visit Red Bull Outpost to compete against one another to earn a chance to move upstairs to play alongside Ninja and special guests throughout the weekend.
A variety of both 4-Day and 1-Day Tickets remain at www.lollapalooza.com for fans who want to come out to watch and play between the over 170 performances over the four days. Lollapalooza welcomes music fans of all ages, including kids. Children 10-year-old and younger will be admitted free of charge with a ticket-holding adult.