What is Lollapalooza:
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Lollapalooza first took the stage. From the early days when flannel-clad grunge rockers cleared out mosh pits for bands like Soundgarden and Pearl Jam to the present, when Arcade Fire and Kanye West draw gigantic crowds of all ages. Lollapalaooza has come a long way, but one thing stays constant: the festival is for the fans. With that in mind, Lollapalooza now calls the legendary city of Chicago home, having put down roots in the green spaces of Grant Park in 2005. As the festival has grown up, it's also grown out now spanning over 115 acres, multiple stages, and a diverse array of 130+ artists from hip-hop, electronica, reggae, indie, rock, modern roots, and more. Fans can also find a place to park their bicycle, hit the farmers market, grab some gourmet grub, peruse handmade arts and crafts, get rewarded for recycling and, of course, rock out to some of the best music in the world.
When is Lollapalooza 2012:
Lollapalooza will be held Friday, August 3, through Sunday, August 5, 2012. (Also worth reading: August 2012 Events in Chicago and Summer at the Shedd Aquarium)
Where is Lollapalooza 2012:
Lollapalooze 2012 will be held in Chicago's Grant Park off of Michigan Avenue, near the Art Institute of Chicago.
Performers at Lollapalooza 2012:
Musical acts at this year's Lollapalooza include the Red Hot Chili Peppers; Jack White; The Shins; The Weeknd; Bloc Party; and more. For a complete list of performers, visit Lollapalooza's Performers Page on their Web site.
Tickets to Lollapalooza 2012:
Tickets to Lollapalooza 2012 start at $75 and go up to about $230. For a complete list of ticket options, visit the Lollapalooza 2012 Ticket Page. Tickets tend to sell out quickly. If they are sold out, you can check and see if tickets are available on an authorized reseller's Web site or on Craigslist.
Getting to Lollapalooza 2012:
The easiest and most affordable way to get to Lollapalooza 2012 is to take public transportation, including the EL and CTA bus. Both have stops near Grant Park, including the 151 CTA Bus on Michigan Avenue and the red and brown lines on the EL train. Check out our Guide to Taking Public Transportation in Chicago for more information.
For More Information on Lollapalooza 2012:
For more information on this year's Lollapalooza concert in Chicago's Grant Park August 3 - 5, check out Lollapalooza's Connect Page that lists links for their Facebook and Twitter accounts, FAQs, and more.