Location: Grant Park, Chicago Dates: Thursday, August 2 to Sunday, August 5, 2018 Lineup: TBA. Ticket Information: Early Bird tickets usually sell out in March. Early Bird 4-day passes go on sale in April 2018. 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.
It's the biggest and best venue for indy and
alternative rock bands in the country -- AND the hottest ticket of the summer.
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 each year, helping to launch the careers of alternative bands such as Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and The Smashing Pumpkins.
This year, Lollapalooza celebrates its 27th year -- with a promise of special performances from top names in rock, pop, rap and reggae.
2018 Lollapalooza lineup (and rumors)
Rumors have already begun to fly about possible performers and acts unofficially confirmed to play at Lollapalooza this year. Heading the list is Cardi B followed by Eminem, Artic Monkeys, The Weeknd, and Jack White.
Meanwhile, keep it here for the official Lollapalooza 2018 lineup when it is announced in March.
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.
Artists like Lorde (who played Lollapalooza in 2014 & 2017) have joined a cavalcade of famous names who
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.