Lollapalooza is this weekend! There are so many great bands playing this year, so get ready for the weekend of a lifetime! Prepare for a long weekend of partying with a few helpful tips for Lollapalooza 2013!
Getting there – Chicago Transportation makes getting everywhere easy.
- Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has train and bus routes to Grant Park, throughout the city and to both major airports. Using the CTA to get to Grant Park:
From the Green, Orange, Brown, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Adams/Wabash and walk two blocks east on Adams. From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Jackson and walk three or four blocks east on Jackson.. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 14, 126, 129, 146, 147, 151 and 173. Weekday rush periods only – buses 1, 26 and 28. Weekends and holidays (mid-May through Labor Day) – bus 130 from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.
- Bike racks are available next to the Lolla Box Office on Columbus Drive between Congress and Balbo. Be sure to bring your lock! Don’t have a bike? Rent a bike in Chicago!
- Convenient and security patrolled 24-hour parking is available directly beneath Grant Park in four underground garages as well as Soldier Field’s North Garage.
What to wear (and not to)
- Wear walking shoes. One festival go-er commented: “Everyone who goes for the first time is surprised at just how big Lollapalooza is (Grant Park does cover 319 acres). So, always give yourself ample time to get from one stage to another and wear walking shoes.
- If you don’t wear good walking shoes, wear cheap sandals that you wouldn’t mind trashing afterwards. It can get muddy there…
- Wear sunscreen – it’s still summer in Chicago afterall…
- Wear a hat – make it fashionable if you want, distinctive if you’re going with friends who easily lose you in crowds, or practical if you just want protection from the summer rays while you rave.
- Bring a cross-body bag, (small) backpack or fanny pack to keep all your junk in and your hands free while you dance.
What to bring (and what not to)
The following items are ALLOWED at Lollapalooza:
- Blankets, Sheets, Towels
- Umbrellas (ONLY Hand-Held)
- Soft-Sided Coolers
- Baby Strollers
- Two Factory-Sealed Water Bottles (up to 1 Liter each)
- Empty CamelBak or CamelBak water bottles, Other Empty Plastic Container, etc.
- Non-Professional Recording Equipment (Point & Shoot Cameras, Flip Video Cameras, etc.)
The following items are NOT ALLOWED at Lollapalooza:
- Weapons of Any Kind, including Fireworks or Explosives of Any Kind
- Illegal or Illicit Substances of Any Kind
- Large Backpacks (Framed, Hiking Backpacks, etc.)
- Glass Containers and Metal Aerosol Cans, including Sunscreen in Aerosol Cans.
- Outside Food or Drinks (including Alcohol), except Two Factory-Sealed Water Bottles (up to 1 Liter each)
- Skateboards, Scooters or Personal Motorized Vehicles
- Bicycles Inside Festival Grounds (Plenty Bike Racks are available near The Box Office).
- Carts, Tents & Chairs of Any Kind
- Hard-Sided Coolers
- Pets (except Service Dogs)
- Professional Recording (Photo, Video, Audio) Equipment (NO Detachable Zoom Lense, Tripods or Other Commerical Equipment
- No Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed. No Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc.
Food at Lollapalooza
The 2013 Lollapalooza Lineup