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Lollapalooza 2021 – TOP TIPS
July 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - August 1, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
Important Facts & Features of Lollapalooza
(Chicago, IL – July 27, 2021) Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park July 29-August 1 for a four-day festival that will transform Grant Park, the jewel of Chicago, into a mecca of music, food, technology and art in celebration of its 30th Anniversary! The festival will feature over 170 bands on eight stages, including Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, Journey, Miley Cyrus, DaBaby.
2021 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
In accordance with City of Chicago requirements, full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend Lollapalooza 2021. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours of attending Lollapalooza. If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination location near you, please visit www.vaccinefinder.org.
LOLLA 2021 ENTRY PROCEDURES
- Comply with the Lollapalooza Fan Health Pledge
- Bring a printed copy of your Vaccine Card, Vaccine Record, or Negative COVID-19 test
- Bring your Festival Wristband
- If you are unvaccinated, wear a mask throughout your time onsite.
- Please also remember our updated bag policy – CLEAR BAGS ONLY – and no liquids are allowed to be brought into Lollapalooza.
Lollapalooza Fan Health Pledge
- We ask that you not attend if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your party:
- Within 14 days before attending the festival you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19;
- Within 48 hours prior to attending the festival, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);
- Within 14 days prior to attending the festival, you have travelled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19
Full COVID-19 policies and more information available at www.lollapalooza.com/safety.
Festival safety and security is our number one priority. Our staff and security team work year-round with the City of Chicago, their Office of Emergency Management and Communications, and other authorities to plan and rehearse security and response plans. Each year, tighter security measures are implemented including a layered security plan that includes elements that are seen and unseen, in addition to an enhanced security and law enforcement presence inside and outside the festival.
In case of emergency, we urge attendees to be alert to safety messaging coming from the following sources:
- Notifications through The Official Lollapalooza Mobile App available on Android and iOS
- Video Screens on the Info Tower by Buckingham Fountain
- Video Screens at four stages: T-Mobile, Bud Light, Lake Shore and Solana
- Audio Announcements at All Stages
- Real-time updates on Lollapalooza Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
In the event of a weather evacuation, all attendees should follow the instructions of public safety officials. Festival patrons can exit the park to the lower level of one of the following shelters:
GRANT PARK NORTH
Underground Parking Garage (between Monroe and Randolph) *Enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan Ave.
GRANT PARK SOUTH
Underground Parking Garage (between Jackson and Van Buren) *Enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan Ave.
Underground Parking Garage (Columbus between Monroe and Randolph) *Enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan
For additional safety information, visit www.lollapalooza.com/safety.
NOTE: Shelter locations will be opened by the Festival organizers in coordination with the City only in cases of extreme weather to ensure the safety of event patrons.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
WRISTBAND ACTIVATION: Fans must activate their wristbands before heading to Grant Park. Click HERE to activate your wristband and register for Cashless presented by PayPal. Sign up for Cashless by linking your account with PayPal and you could get a $10 credit from Lollapalooza. Limited Offer. Terms Apply.
FESTIVAL ENTRANCES: Fans can enter the park at the Main Entrance at Michigan Avenue and Ida B. Wells Drive, or at the North Entrance at Columbus and Monroe. Peak entry times are typically 2-5pm. To speed up entry, arrive at the festival outside of these hours.
VIP and Platinum Ticketholders have dedicated entrances to the festival. Both VIP and Platinum ticket holders can enter on the north side of the Box Office near Van Buren and Michigan Ave. There is also a dedicated Platinum entrance at the 11th Street Pedestrian Bridge. Golf cart transportation will meet Platinum guests upon arrival and take them to their destination of choice.
BAG SEARCH AND NO BAG EXPRESS LANES: The safety and security of our fans is our top priority. ALL bags will be searched before entry. CLEAR BAGS made up of clear plastic, vinyl, or pvc, and no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ ONLY. Small clutch purses and fanny packs with no more than 1 pocket. Clutch purses no larger than 4.5″ x 5.5. Hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.
To speed up entry, leave your bags at home, and take advantage of Lolla’s No Bag Express Lanes.
ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS
A full list of allowed and prohibited items can be found at www.lollapalooza.com/information.
Reminder: NO LIQUIDS ARE ALLOWED TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE FESTIVAL.
TICKETS: A limited number of 1-Day Tickets are available at www.lollapalooza.com/tickets. Lollapalooza welcomes music fans of all ages, including kids. Children 10-year-old and younger will be admitted free of charge with a ticket-holding adult. Limit two kids per adult.
If your wristband needs to be replaced, there is a $25 Wristband Replacement Fee. Wristband Assistance is located at the north intersection of Ida B. Wells Drive and Michigan Avenue.
Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, August 1 from 11am to 10pm each day.
BOX OFFICE LOCATION AND HOURS
The 2021 Box Office Location will be at the intersection of Ida B. Wells Drive and Michigan Avenue. A valid government issued photo ID must be present in order to pick up your tickets. The Box Office will be open:
- Wednesday, July 27: 12pm – 7pm
- Thursday, July 28th – Sunday, August 1st: 10am – 9pm
MOBILE APP: From creating your perfect Custom Schedule, to checking out the 2021 Map, we’ve got you covered. Download The Official Lolla Mobile App presented by Bud Light Seltzer for Android and iPhone to have everything Lolla right at your fingertips. Also, opt-in for push notifications to stay in the loop on schedule changes, fun giveaways, important updates and emergency information all weekend long!
GET SOCIAL: Follow Lolla on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on major announcements, and catch a unique look at the fest. Fans who tag the fest in their posts using @lollapalooza and #lolla can join the conversation and have a chance to see their posts on screens throughout Grant Park.
GETTING TO LOLLA
Fans are encouraged to use eco-friendly transportation to get to Grant Park, including public transit, walking and bicycles. See below for the overview of options!
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: CTA, Metra and Pace make getting to Lolla easy. Plan your trip today using the Regional Transportation Authority’s trip planner. Please be reminded that all CTA, Metra and rideshare passengers are required to wear masks, even if fully vaccinated.
PARKING: Convenient and security patrolled, 24-hour parking is available near Grant Park at the four Millennium Garages. For the best rates, reserve your parking in advance here.
BIKING: You can always rent a bike for the day or weekend! Check out Bike & Roll, conveniently located just outside of the festival grounds at 34 S Michigan Ave.
Also, be sure to check out Divvy Bikes – Chicago’s only bike share platform. You can conveniently rent a bike from one of the various docking stations located around Chicago. Use the code LOLLA21 in the app for one ride of only $3.60 + tax!
AROUND THE PARK
SHOPPING AT LOLLA: We have lots of ways to grab your official merch throughout the weekend. The mega LollaShop at Buckingham Fountain is your destination for the entire lineup of goods, from bandanas to bomber jackets and stickers to sweatshirts. We also have three satellite stores stocked with all of the top-sellers — two on Columbus at either end of ChowTown and another on Jackson near the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage.
In honor of Lolla’s 30th Anniversary, we have a capsule collection featuring sweet vintage designs from the 90s’. We also have a selection of hand-stenciled apparel from D’Tox Designs, aka’s Chicago’s own Great Lakes Jumper. As always, shop early for the best selection or shop from the convenience of your device at store.lollapalooza.com.
T-MOBILE: Chill out and charge up at T-Mobile Club Magenta — the ultimate free viewing deck experience near the T-Mobile Stage! The Un-carrier is hooking up everyone — not just T-Mobile customers — with device charging stations, a private bar, the chance to score awesome prizes and more.
BUD LIGHT SELTZER SESSIONS: The all new Bud Light Seltzer Sessions is coming to Lolla for the first time! Discover the best new musical talent, cop crazy merch, chill with friends and grab a Bud Light Seltzer.
GRUBHUB: Grubhub is dishing out meals from iconic restaurants throughout Chicago at Chow Town Delivered by Grubhub! Bring your friends to our curated food court full of over 35 local eateries, including Harold’s Chicken, Lou Malnati’s, Cheesie’s, and more. When you’re done, make sure to recharge and enjoy goodies at the Grubhub Refuel Station too! Whether it’s for your pregame or afterparty, don’t forget to fuel up with Grubhub and enjoy our Perk for $10 off delivery orders of $12 or more with an exclusive code found on-site at Lollapalooza.
TOYOTA MUSIC DEN: Experience your favorite emerging artists playing at this year’s Toyota Music Den! As guests enter the space, they’ll be greeted with a sideways room for gravity defying photo opps, and fun giveaways – including an interactive Lollapalooza bandana wall. Additionally, guests can customize graffiti-style fanny packs in the front seat of a Toyota Corolla, and pick up rainbow cotton candy on LED glow sticks out of a Toyota RAV4.
BONUS TRACKS: Announcing Bonus Tracks, a brand new stage at Lollapalooza! In between catching your favorite musical performances, you can get a hit of positive vibes with Bob’s Dance Shop, enjoy a special Lolla 30th anniversary DJ set from Amorphous, show your pride by celebrating the best of Chicago drag curated by Paul Octavious, and watch super exciting surprise interviews and celebrations all weekend.
WATER AND COOLING STATIONS: Fans are encouraged to bring an EMPTY, refillable water bottle to help reduce plastic waste and to show their commitment by tagging #BYOBottle in their Lolla photos! Last year fans poured enough water to fill over 824,161 water bottles, bringing the number to over 5.7 million since 2010. Take a break from the sun on our cooling buses by the Medical Tents on Balbo or Jackson or enjoy the breeze from our cooling stations scattered around the park.
PATH: As the official water partner for Lollapalooza and other top-tier Live Nation festivals, PATH is the first recyclable, refillable and reusable water bottle in the industry with a goal of ending single-use plastics once and for all. Stay hydrated while having fun at the festival, all while saving the planet! #refillit
LOCKERS & MOBILE CHARGING: Do you want a safe and secure place to store your things and keep your phone charged while you enjoy Lollapalooza? We offer 4-Day, 3-Day, 2-Day and 1-Day locker and mobile charging pack rentals available near the main entrance, so you can free up your hands and avoid losing any personal items during the show. Click here to reserve your locker in advance and secure the best available pricing. Additionally, free mobile charging lockers will be available across the grounds thanks to T-Mobile.
GUEST SERVICES & ACCESSIBILITY CENTER: Visit a Guest Services booth or staff member for all event related questions while on site. The main Guest Services booth is located at Columbus and Ida B Wells. Two additional tents are located off Columbus, north of Jackson and off Balbo.. For all questions related to our Accessibility Programs and Services on-site, visit the Accessibility Center just south of the main Guest Services booth. We’ve also partnered with KultureCity this year to provide a low sensory space, just West of the Bonus Tracks stage!
LOST & FOUND: If you lose something at the festival, check with the main Guest Services booth at Columbus and Ida B. Wells Drive or visit Lollapalooza’s virtual lost and found at www.lollapalooza.com/lostfound. Here you can view found inventory, submit a claim, and be more easily connected with your item(s). If you find something, please turn it into a Guest Services booth. Visit a Guest Services booth for all event related questions while on-site. Additionally, on Monday, August 2nd there will be a Lost & Found matched item pickup from 9am to 6pm just south of the main entrance off Michigan Avenue.
UBER: Go home with Uber. To request your ride, exit Grant Park and walk west of State Street!
DOING OUR PART
SUSTAINABILITY: Lollapalooza, a 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award recipient, is committed to sustainable festival practices in the field, behind the scenes and through the preservation of the ever-beautiful Grant Park. This commitment is integrated into every area of the park, from recycling and composting, to eco-friendly service items at Chow Town, and Hydration Stations that provide patrons free, filtered water, diverting millions of plastic bottles from the landfill. Additionally, Lollapalooza will use biodiesel for all generators and equipment and will fund renewable energy projects through carbon offset purchases.
We invite attendees to join our sustainability efforts to reduce the festival’s impact on the environment by participating in recycling initiatives such as the Rock and Recycle Program, where fans can earn a commemorative Lollapalooza t-shirt, diverting waste from going into the landfill by composting your food waste and other compostables, refilling your EMPTY water bottles to reduce plastic waste and taking eco-friendly transportation to the festival.
HELP REDUCE WASTE WITH REVERB: REVERB is excited to support Lollapalooza’s efforts to build a more sustainable music industry at the festival through the Divert It! Composting program. While onsite, REVERB volunteers will be educating and engaging fans in the fight to reduce food waste, an often-overlooked driver of global climate change. Be sure to use the proper bins to dispose of your waste, recyclables and compostables at the festival.
MUSICALLY FED: Lollapalooza is pleased to partner with Musically Fed this year. Musically Fed works with artists, promoters, management, and venues nationwide to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure. Those passionate about ending hunger can contribute to this life saving work at www.musicallyfed.org.
DIGITAL MARKETPLACE LAUNCH
COLLECT FEST & ARTIST NFTS: Today Lollapalooza launched its first-ever Digital Marketplace featuring NFT collectibles celebrating the festival, our 30th Anniversary and the seven international editions and collaborations, with select artists from the 2021 lineup.
We chose Solana, a high-performance blockchain that provides scalable, ultrafast, energy-efficient infrastructure for decentralized apps and NFT marketplaces, to power the Lollapalooza Digital Marketplace. For more information on Solana or explore artist NFTs, please visit https://solana.com/lolla.
Check out the full collection from the festival and select artists like Steve Aoki, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, and others at https://lollapalooza.live-nfts.com and look out for more limited edition drops throughout the week and the weekend.
OFFICIAL LIVESTREAM: Hulu is the exclusive streaming partner of Lollapalooza 2021. Beginning July 29th through the end of the festival, Hulu on-demand subscribers will be able to tune into the exclusive livestream to enjoy performances from artists including Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Journey and more at no additional cost. Please see here for the full lineup of performances that will be available on the Lollapalooza 2021 livestream only on Hulu*.
*Requires Hulu or Hulu (No Ads) base plan subscription. Live content access available from 10:00am – 9:00 pm PT on 7/29/21 – 8/1/21 only.
LOLLAPALOOZA AFTERSHOWS: This year Lollapalooza is bringing over 50 Official Aftershows featuring incredible artists to venues throughout Chicago, keeping fans rocking even after the festival gates have closed. Tickets are still available to select shows. Check out the full schedule and get tickets at www.do312.com/lollaaftershows.
2019 ECONOMIC IMPACT: In 2019 Lollapalooza brought in over 247 million dollars in local economic impact and has generated 1.692 billion dollars in total since 2010.
Lollapalooza 2021 is generously supported by T-Mobile, Bud Light Seltzer, Solana, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Grubhub, Hulu, PayPal, Toyota, Venmo, Cupcake Vineyards and BMI.