Valslist Guide to Lollapalooza

One of the country’s premier music fests, Lollapalooza, comes to Grant Park Aug. 6-8.

Val’s Tips:

  • A 3-day pass is $215, and a 1-day pass $90. Private cabanas = pay more for comfort.
  • Get your tickets now. They sell out AND it’s a fun thing to look forward to.
  • When the line up comes out, start planning your itinerary using the Lolla website.
  • There’s also a Lolla iPhone App that lets you navigate the fest and link with friends’ schedules.
  • The headliners are at the end of each day and baby bands are earlier. Lolla’s side stages are filled with great newer artists.
  • Must haves: tickets, layered clothing, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water bottle strap, backpack, umbrella, poncho, bandanna, phone, comfortable shoes, flip-flops, long-sleeved cover-up, binoculars, wallet, ID, ear plugs, camera, snacks.
  • For kids 10 and under, Kidzapalooza has cool stuff to do from tattoos, punk hairdos, guitar playing, karaoke and break dancing.


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