Since its launch in 1991, some of the world’s best-known, critically acclaimed bands have played at Lollapalooza. The annual festival no longer travels the continent like it once did; instead, music lovers flock to Chicago’s Grant Park in droves.
Over 160,000 people will visit the 300+ acre Grant Park over the course of the three-day event (August 5-8), making it one of North America’s biggest music festivals. This year’s lineup features an incredible cross-section of artists, from reunited rockers like Black Sabbath, Afghan Whigs and At the Drive-In to indie darlings like The Shins, Metric and Sigur Ros.
With Chicago’s unparalleled city skyline as the backdrop, and so much on offer at the festival, enjoying music on the stages is just one of many attractions while at Lollapalooza. Check out a collection of Chicago’s favorite eats in Chow Town, where vendors provide top-notch food all weekend long. Stop by various booths and kiosks across the park for handmade crafts, wine sampling, video games, autographs and more. Bring the kids – if they’re under 10 years of age they get in for free, and Kidzapalooza, located on the festival grounds, will keep them happy and entertained.
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