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Lollapalooza Fast Facts

Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Dates: Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August 6, 2017
Lineup: Lorde, Muse, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, The Killers, and many more.
Ticket Information: Early Bird tickets usually sell out in March. Early Bird 4-day passes go on sale in April 2017. Single tickets on sale this summer.
Getting There: Chicago Transit Authority train or bus to Grant Park or from suburban locations take Metra to Van Buren St.

One of the hottest tickets of the year, and the biggest and best venue for indy and alternative rock bands in the country is Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park.

The annual music festival regularly draws 225,000 to Chicago for three days of eating, drinking and hob-nobbing, as well as family-friendly activities for kids of all ages along with, of course .... the music.

More than 100 performers appear at the annual Lollapalooza concert which has helped launch the careers of punk and alternative bands such as Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and The Smashing Pumpkins.

This year, Lollapalooza celebrates its 26th year -- with a promise of special performances from top names in rock, pop, rap and reggae.

2017 Lollapalooza lineup & schedule

Lorde, Muse, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, and The Killers have been announced as the headliners of this summer's Lollapalooza 2017 in Chicago.

The four-day lineup at Grant Park will also incude The XX, Blink-182, DJ Snake, Justice, alt-J, Cage The Elephant, The Head and The Heart, Ryan Adams, Liam Gallagher, Phantogram and Spoon.

Buying Lollapalooza tickets

'Early Bird' tickets traditionally go on sale on in late March but act fast or you're out of luck - as these tickets are much cheaper than buying tickets during the summer - and as usual sell out very quickly!

If you're left out of the Early Bird running, Lollapalooza Early Bird multi-day passes go on sale beginning in April . Meanwhile, regular ticket passes go on sale in late spring. Single-day ticket passes usually go on sale mid-summer.

Lollapalooza pics

Artists like Lorde (who also played Lollapalooza in 2014, above left), have joined a cavalcade of famous names
who have appeared at the Chicago summer venue where crowd-watching often competes with live acts on stage.

Getting to Grant Park

If driving to Grant Park, underground parking is available at the nearby Millennium Garage with 3-day passes available for Lollapalooza attendees.

By far the easiest way to attend the festival, however, is by public transportation via Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus or train. By taxi, get dropped off on Michigan Avenue at Congress, then head over to the Box Office and into the Lollapalooza entrance right in front of Grant Park's Buckingham Fountain.

Hotels near Grant Park vary from expensive to moderately expensive, and include the Chicago Hilton, Hard Rock Hotel, the W City Center, and the James Hotel, with some offering Lollapalooza hotel/travel/ticket packages available through travel agents and online.

also see -> Chicago Travel Guide | Chicago Marathon | Taste of Chicago

Chicago Street Fairs & Festivals | Illinois Fall Foliage | Christmas in Illinois

More about Lollapalooza around the Web:

Lollapalooza 2017
- The official site with dates, star performers lineup, ticket purchase, directions, parking information, festival map, FAQ.

Lollapalooza - Wikipedia - Compete background and history of the festival with photos, related references, resources, and a list of Lollapalooza lineups by year.

Lollapalooza Survival Guide - First time at Lolla? Find out how to get the best from the experience with tips on when to get there and what to bring.

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