Music, Music festivals Grant Park , Millennium Park Thursday August 3 2017 - Sunday August 6 2017
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Festival-goers congregate in Grant Park at Lollapalooza Music Festival 2013 on Sunday, August 4.

Set between Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, Lollapalooza is the city's largest music festival, boasting attendance numbers well in the six digits on a regular day. This year, the mega-fest offers up one of its most exciting lineups to date, featuring headliners like Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, Lorde, the Killers and Muse. Lolla is a four-day event again this year, so you'll spend plenty of time walking through Grant Park catching sets from hip-hop acts, rock bands, electronic performers and more.

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By: Zach Long


Venue name: Grant Park
Address: 337 E Randolph St

Cross street: at Columbus Dr
Opening hours: Daily 6am-11pm.
Transport: El stop: Red to Monroe; Blue to Washington; Orange, Green, Pink, Purple (rush hrs), Brown to Randolph. Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10.
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Elizabeth A

The biggest music festival in Chicago is certain to have its criticisms, but if you know what you're in for, it's totally worth it. Ignore the drunken festival goers and pick a few bands you really want to see and focus on those. Don't miss the on site activations either, you'll find some interesting things!

Laura R

Lollapalooza is the best music festival. And the offerings just get better year after year. This year they're bringing Radiohead to Chicago! And four days of live music?! There's always a great act to see on one of the many stages. 

Stephanie L

I love lolla! Alas, recently it's gotten HUGE & typically overcrowded with a very young audience. However, what's not to love about multiple stages in Grant Park??? The food at lolla has really catapulted in the past few years. They have lots of great festival food. Another problem is....the concerts go on rain or shine so it's completely weather dependent.

Clayton Guse

The surge of EDM over the past few years has turned the Lollapalooza crowd much, much younger. Five years ago, you could buy a ticket at the gate. Now, they sell out almost instantly.

This year's lineup seems like a shallow attempt to bring an older crowd to the festival. With Paul McCartney and Metallica headlining, it might be a successful attempt. 

Whatever the case, the Grant Park fields will be muddied, the streets will be littered and a legion of lovers will dance around the Buckingham Fountain in praise of good tunes, which is always a good sight to see.