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Everything you need to know about Lollapalooza 2019

Offering four days of pop, rock and hip-hop stars, Lollapalooza is one of Chicago's most beloved summer music festivals


By Zach Long

Posted: Friday July 19 2019


Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Looking for the biggest music festival in Chicago? Welcome to Lollapalooza 2019. Attendees at the annual Grant Park event enjoy four whole days of bands, heat and huge crowds, all in the vicinity of some of Chicago's best attractions. This year, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, the Strokes and the Chainsmokers top a lineup of more than 170 acts—many of whom will also perform during aftershows at some of Chicago's best music venues. Before you head to the Loop, learn everything you need to know about the year's most colossal music event and take a look at some wild photos from previous editions.

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When is Lollapalooza 2019?

Lollapalooza 2019 is hosted from August 1 to 4.

Where is Lollapalooza?

Lollapalooza takes place in Grant Park in downtown Chicago, near attractions such as Millennium Park and the Art Institute. There are two entrances that attendees can use: The main gate is at Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue, while the secondary entrance is at Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive.

How do I get to Lollapalooza?

With 100,000 people cramming into Grant Park each day during Lollapalooza weekend, parking is at a premium. That's why we recommend taking public transportation to and from the event. If you're hopping on the train, take the Brown, Pink, Orange or Purple Lines to Harold Washington Library or ride the Blue and Red Lines to Jackson. By bus, the 1, 3, 4, 7, 26, 28, 126, 132 and 147 are your best bets. You can also take the Metra Electric line to Millennium Station, just North of Grant Park.

How do I get tickets to Lollapalooza?

You can find single-day and weekend passes on Time Out's ticket page or the festival’s official website.

Lollapalooza 2019

Sip selfie-topped frozen rosé at Lollapalooza

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Spend the night in the Wienermobile during Lollapalooza

Some very lucky winners will score a one-night stay in the vehicular sausage

The best Lollapalooza 2019 aftershows

Death Cab for Cutie, Sharon Van Etten, Kali Uchis and more

The complete Lollapalooza 2019 schedule

Time to start plotting out your four-day musical marathon

The full Lollapalooza 2019 lineup

Here's every act you'll be able to see in Grant Park this summer

Ariana Grande and Childish Gambino top the full Lolla lineup

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Lollapalooza lineup rumors and predictions

Who will headline this year's fest? We've made some educated guesses...

Lollapalooza 2018

The best fashion looks we spotted at Lollapalooza

Chicagoans and out-of-towners found creative ways to stay cool while still rocking fashion-forward looks

Photos from Sunday at Lollapalooza 2018

Check out shots of Gucci Mane, Kali Uchis and the attendees who showed up on Sunday

The five best things we saw on Sunday at Lollapalooza

A fiery Jack White set, comfortable crowds and more

Photos from Lollapalooza 2018, Saturday

Did you see St. Vincent shredding?

The five best things we saw on Saturday at Lollapalooza

Vampire Weekend, Carly Rae Jepsen and more Saturday faves

Photos from Lollapalooza 2018, Friday

Post Malone, the scene at Perry's Stage and more

The five best things we saw on Friday at Lollapalooza

We loved Lizzo, a human-power claw game and hip-hop co-op Brockhampton

Photos from Lollapalooza 2018, Thursday

Travis Scott, gigantic crowds and more scenes from day one

The five best things we saw on Thursday at Lollapalooza

A gracious set from Khalid, main stage Fortnite and the return of Arctic Monkeys

Here's the Lollapalooza 2018 schedule

Time to plot out how you'll be moving around Grant Park throughout the weekend

The complete Lollapalooza 2018 lineup

Find out who is playing during each day of Lollapalooza and prepare for some inevitable schedule conflicts

Every Lollapalooza 2018 aftershows

Want to see your favorite band twice? Here are all the official post-Lolla concerts.

Where to party for free during Lollapalooza

An RSVP (and an early arrival) will get you into some of the hottest post-fest parties

Don’t bring your backpack to Lollapalooza this year!

Leave your multi-pocket bags at home—they're not allowed in Grant Park

15 things to do while everyone else is at Lollapalooza

Not going to Grant Park? There are other things to do this weekend.

The Weeknd, Jack White and Bruno Mars are headlining Lollapalooza

The lineup has arrived and we finally know who will be headlining

The Lolla Train may have revealed some of the fest's lineup

When the Lolla Train hit the Loop, it was playing a carefully-curated playlist

Lollapalooza tickets go on sale Tuesday

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Lollapalooza 2018 rumors and lineup predictions

Here's who you can expect to see in Grant Park this summer