It's hard to believe this year will be the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza. Not to age myself, but I went to the first one in New York many years ago when I was working for MTV. And now 20 years later, Lollapalooza continues its reign as one of the country's most popular music festivals.
Lollapalooza's creator Jane's Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell will celebrate the 20th anniversary with a stellar lineup this summer in Chicago, including appearances from Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, and Cee Lo Green.
When and Where:
Thousands of music fans will flock to Chicago's Grant Park off of Michigan Avenue between Jackson and Columbus where Lollapalooza will be held August 5 - 7, 2011, along with foods served by some of Chicago's best chefs.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
Single day passes are $90.
General admission 3-Day passes are $215.
VIP Lolla Lounge 3-Day passes are $850, which includes unlimited access to Lolla Lounge North and South with viewing platforms; golf car shuttles; beer, wine and cocktails; food; spa treatments; and restrooms. As of press time on June 21, 2011, VIP tickets were sold out but they could be available via a ticket broker.
Single day and 3-day tickets are available on the Lollapalooza 2011 Web site.
Parking and Public Transportation:
To celebrate Lollapalooza's 20th birthday, Lollapalooza 2011 will have some major bands and musicians, including:
- Foo Fighters.
- My Morning Jacket.
- A Perfect Circle.
- Cee Lo Green.
- Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Nas
- The Cars.
- And more.