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Lollapalooza 2019: What You Need To Know

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Lollapalooza 2019 kicks off in Grant Park on August 1, here's what you need to know.

The 28th year of the music festival runs from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on August 1-4.

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Festival headliners include performances by Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers and Twenty One Pilots.


The 2019 lineup includes artists ranging from country and rap to EDM and more. Some of the performance highlights include:

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Thursday August 1:

  • The Strokes
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Hozier
  • H.E.R.

Friday, August 2:

  • Childish Gambino
  • Tame Impala
  • Janelle Monaw
  • 21 Savage
  • Maggie Rogers

Saturday, August 3:

  • Twenty One Pilots
  • J Balvin
  • Lil Wayne
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • RL Grime

Sunday, August 4:

  • Ariana Grande
  • Flume
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • The Revivalists

The full lineup as well as a festival map is available online.


Tickets are available for purchase online and include 4-day and 1-day passes. Special access tickets including VIP and Platinum are also available.

  • 4-Day General Admission: $340
  • 1-Day General Admission: $130

Admission is free for children 10 years old and younger with a ticket-holding adult. Each adult ticket is limited to two children.

Tickets can be picked up at the intersection of Ida B. Wells Drive and Michigan Avenue on the following days:

  • July 31 from noon to 7 p.m.
  • August 1 to 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets prices increase on August 1.

Lolla Cashless Wristband

To avoid holding a wallet at the festival, cashless wristbands can be activated by linking a credit card. This allows you to "pay with the tap of a wrist."
The cashless wristband activation can be used to purchase food, merchandise and other items at the festival.


Lollapalooza's "Chow Town" will feature food from many Chicago vendors.

Some of the featured vendors include:

  • Billy Goat Tavern and Grill
  • Broken English Taco
  • Cheesie's
  • Connie's Pizza
  • Harold's Chicken
  • Harris Snow Cones
  • Kilwins Ice Cream
  • Shake Shack

Festival Safety 

According to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications security and law enforcement will be present inside and outside the festival.

Bags will be checked upon entry. Lockers are available to rent south of the main entrance off Congress and a Lost and Found will be located at the "Information Tent" at Columbus and Congress.

ADA drop-off is located at the eastbound curb lane of Monroe from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive.

OEMC listed the following Lollapalooza restrictions:

  • Bag size may not exceed 14" x 11" 5" or 30 linear inches in total and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening.
  • Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited.
  • No liquids will be allowed into the event. Patrons can drink water while in line, as long as the container is empty prior to entry.Free water will be provided at Hydration Stations inside the venue.

Weather Shelters:

Attendees should be aware of the emergency evacuation shelter sites located in the Grant Park North, Grant Park South and Millennium Lakeside Garages. Right now, the National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s throughout the weekend.

Street Closures

Beginning July 29, Columbus Drive will be closed from Monroe Street to Roosevelt Road.

According to OEMC, Lake Shore Drive or State Street can be used as alternate routes around the festival crowds and closures.

Officials said Balbo Drive and Jackson Boulevard are closed from Michigan Avenue to Lake Shore Drive and Ida B. Wells Drive will be closed from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive.  Balbo Drive from Columbus Drive to Lake Shore Drive will be closed through Friday, August 9.

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