By Zach Long
Posted: Friday July 19 2019
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.