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Lollapalooza Planning Info

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Lollapalooza Planning Info

Welcome to our Lollapalooza information page. Here you will find guides, articles, general information, tips and more on Lollapalooza. We know Lollapalooza is a big trip so our goal is to arm you with all the information you need before headed off on your trip. If you ever have specific questions not answered in our guides, or have an idea for a useful article, feel free to let me know by email at Contact@EventTrk.com. For now you can see all our articles on Lollapalooza below.


Getting to Lollapalooza: Trains, Bikes, Uber, Walking, Driving

Getting to Lollapalooza: Trains, Bikes, Uber, Walking, Driving

Article Summary

  • Lollapalooza takes place in Grant Park, which is arguably the best location for any music festival in the country.  It is easily accessible by public transportation, walking, or biking.
  • Many trains go straight to the festival area so public transportation allows you to stay almost anywhere in Chicago and still easily reach Lollapalooza
  • If you are close enough to walk or bike then you should do one of these options, but if not the train works great for getting to Lolla

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Lollapalooza Lineup - Current & Past Lineups

Lollapalooza Lineup - Current & Past Lineups

Article Summary

Whether you are being nostalgic for Lollapalooza of past years, or curious what type of music the festival provides yearly, it’s always nice to see the official lineup posters from years past.  Here you can find the official Lollapalooza lineup for all of the recent years.

2017 Lollapalooza Lineup

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How much does Lollapalooza cost?

How much does Lollapalooza cost?

Article Summary

  • Article attempts to estimate costs of Lollapalooza including the costs of tickets, hotel, food, getting to the festival daily, etc.
  • The final estimation is $1035 - $1585 depending on the level of hotel you choose
  • Cheap hotels are available throughout the greater Chicago area if you are trying to save money.  Hotels near downtown Chicago and Grant Park will push costs towards the higher end of the estimate

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Lollapalooza Essentials: Everything You Need To Bring

Lollapalooza Essentials: Everything You Need To Bring

Article Summary

  • A list of items to enhance your Lollapalooza Weekend
  • Be prepared for the heat and sun, your phone dying and a lot of walking
  • Options for sitting and resting between shows

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Lollapalooza Payment Plan: How to use it, details & more

Lollapalooza Payment Plan: How to use it, details & more

Article Summary

  • Lollapalooza offers a payment plan that splits the wristband cost into three payments
  • The Lollapalooza payment plan can be used on either general admission or VIP passes, but not on single day passes to Lollapalooza
  • The Lollapalooza payment plan splits the costs into a 40% / 30% / 30% split. The first payment is due upon when you first purchase passes (typically at the end of March), and then on April and May 21.
  • There is an an additional $7 fee to utilize the payment plan

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First Timer Tips for Surviving Lollapalooza

First Timer Tips for Surviving Lollapalooza

Article Summary

  • Our biggest tips for first timers to Lollapalooza; the best ways to enhance your festival experience
  • Some tips include bringing a Camelbak, getting the official App, getting a battery case of external charger, and planning for all weather

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Lollapalooza Tickets: How much, sale date, VIP, and more

Lollapalooza Tickets: How much, sale date, VIP, and more

Article Summary

  • Tickets generally go on sale in mid/late March timeframe. For Lollapalooza 2017 the passes went on sale on March 21st.
  • In 2016 Lollapalooza tickets cost $335 for a general admission pass for all three days.  Don’t expect it to ever go below this again, but Lollapalooza did keep this price in 2017
  • Tickets sell out quickly for the general admission passes so be ready to purchase as soon as the tickets go on sale

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Lollapalooza 101 - What is Lollapalooza?

Lollapalooza 101 - What is Lollapalooza?

Article Summary

  • Lollapalooza is a music festival held in Chicago, IL every year typically in early August
  • In 2016 the festival expanded to be a four day festival taking place from Thursday to Sunday
  • Tickets typically do sell out for Lollapalooza with nearly 100,000 people a day attending the festival
  • The location is at Grant Park in downtown Chicago, which is easily accessed by public transportation

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Buying Lollapalooza Passes Through StubHub or Craigslist

Buying Lollapalooza Passes Through StubHub or Craigslist

Article Summary

  • Lollapalooza passes can be purchased through StubHub, SeatGeek or Craigslist if you didn't snag some during the officlal sale
  • Typically you will find better deals on Craigslist, but there is more risk with going through Craigslist
  • StubHub and SeatGeek will guarantee your purchase, while Craigslist requires you to use your best judgement
  • Typically prices on the 3rd Party market will drop as Lollapalooza gets closer – look for prices to start dropping in July

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Are Lollapalooza Passes/Tickets Worth It? We say YES!

Are Lollapalooza Passes/Tickets Worth It? We say YES!

Article Summary

  • We answer the question - Are Lollapalooza Tickets worth it?
  • Value of Lollapalooza based on 2017 lineup
  • Detailed explanation and breakdown of ticket value analysis

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Chicago Hotels Guide - Where to Stay for Lollapalooza

Chicago Hotels Guide - Where to Stay for Lollapalooza

Article Summary

  • Lollapalooza occurs in Grant Park near downtown Chicago, so the closer you can stay to Grant Park the better
  • The Magnificent Mile or Downtown is the best area to stay if you can afford it; it is also the most expensive area with most hotels well over $200 a night
  • Other good areas to stay are Gold Coast or Wicker Park.  If you are on a budget you can stay at the airport and use public transportation to get to Lollapalooza
  • I also discuss the best hostel options for Lollapalooza

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All The Pros And Cons of Lollapalooza in Chicago

All The Pros And Cons of Lollapalooza in Chicago

Article Summary

  • The main pros of Lollapalooza are great music lineup, more bands than nearly any other festival, great food from throughout Chicago, and the public transportation allows you to stay anywhere in Chicago for Lollapalooza
  • The main cons of Lollapalooza are it is expensive, the Chicago summer can be brutal weather wise, drunk teenagers

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What you can and cannot bring to Lollapalooza

What you can and cannot bring to Lollapalooza

Article Summary

  • We list all the things you can and cannot bring to Lollapalooza
  • Most of the items you can’t bring are obvious, but it’s still good to skim the list to make sure you are all good when you try to get into Lollapalooza

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Going to Lollapalooza Alone: Why Its Ok, Tips, Advice & More

Going to Lollapalooza Alone: Why Its Ok, Tips, Advice & More

Article Summary

  • Having to go alone is no reason to not attend Lollapalooza
  • Many people attend Lollapalooza alone, you will not be the only solo person at Lollapalooza
  • It’s easy to make friends at Lollapalooza
  • Most of your time is spent watching shows when you won't be interacting with people anyways
  • You get to choose all the artists you will see and don’t have to deal with who other people want to see
  • The biggest downside to going to Lollapalooza alone is the lack of people to split the costs of accommodations

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Every Date You Need to Know for Lollapalooza

Every Date You Need to Know for Lollapalooza

Article Summary

  • Article goes over all the key dates you need to know for Lollapalooza
  • The lineup for Lollapalooza is typically announced in late March.  The tickets sell out near instantly so you must watch for the date if you want to get tickets
  • The set times are released in May, several months in advance of Lollapalooza 

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Top Things To Do When Visiting Chicago

Top Things To Do When Visiting Chicago

Article Summary

  • A list of the top activities in the Chicago Area
  • Activites include descriptions, prices and links to websites

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