Lollapalooza has gained a lot of attention over the years, and might be one of the most well-known music festivals in the United States. Starting out in 1991 thanks to efforts from Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, Lollapalooza is still one of the most widely attended festivals. If you’re looking for tickets to it this year, you’re going to be hard pressed to find them. Our goal is to help you grab the passes you desire, and give you a few tips on how to enjoy yourself while you’re there. This promises to be an awesome experience yet again.
Lollapalooza was once a touring show intended to promote the farewell concerts for the 90s band Jane’s Addiction. The popularity of the tour grew and it continued far beyond its original purpose. In 2004, poor sales caused the tour to be cancelled. Now, it is a multi-day festival that is held in one location.
The tour started out as an alternative and punk show, but it now hosts all sorts of different types of music. It pays homage to its roots with some heavier bands, but it also includes rap, hip hop, pop, and R&B groups. This widespread variety in styles has helped the festival to revive its popularity. Groups like Lorde, Chance the Rapper, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, The Strokes, Calvin Harris, and deadmau5 have graced the Lollapalooza stage over the years.
Tickets to Lollapalooza
Today, Lollapalooza is a four-day festival. Getting tickets to Lollapalooza might seem easy because of the huge amount that are originally available: 160,000, or so. But these tickets do sell out very quickly. If you can’t purchase them through the Lollapalooza website, be sure to check out sites like SeatGeek. Third party sites often have a large number of festival tickets available, so this is a great backup choice if you missed out on the first round.
You have a few choices when it comes to tickets. You can purchase general admission passes, VIP passes, or Platinum tickets. These come with a variety of benefits, depending on which you purchase. Tickets can be purchased for one day of the festival, or all four. VIP and Platinum tickets are much more expensive than general admission passes, but they give you all sorts of extra amenities to go along with the music.
Be sure that you look at things like accommodations and parking when you are purchasing tickets. These extras can be easily overlooked, but they play a big role in your ability to not just get to the show, but to have a good time free of stress. These passes can be bought directly from the site, or purchased while you’re there. We highly recommend buying them beforehand so that there are no last minute surprises. Being prepared will save you all sorts of headaches, and it will save you money, too.
This is an outdoor festival. That means it might rain, be really hot, or somewhere in between. Being prepared for adverse weather is a must if you want to ensure that you have a fun time while you’re here.
Also, there’s a lot more than music at Lollapalooza. There are games, attractions, food trucks, caterers, and more. Bring some extra cash so that you can get the most out of this experience. Planning ahead for things like this will ensure that you can focus on the music, but still take advantage of the extras that help complete the experience.