Launched in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza began as a touring festival, travelling all over the USA.

The festival was originally started as a farewell show for the band, when organising it Perry Farrell was influenced by Gathering Of The Tribes Music Festival (a two day music festival organized by The Cult's Ian Astbury in 1990).

The Gathering Of The Tribes Festival was seen as a highly influential event as it mixed all genres of music from Rap to Metal, which has inspired the Lollapalooza line-up ever since.



The 2014 line-up is yet to be announced.


  • Lollapalooza USA (August 2nd - 4th 2013) The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenux, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Queens Of The Stone Age, The National and many more,
  • Lollapalooza BRAZIL (March 29th - 30th 2013) / Headliners include Pearl jam, The Killers, The Black Keys and many many more.
  • Lollapalooza CHILE / To be announced
  • Lollapalooza ISRAEL (August 20-22 2013) / For 2013, the first ever large scale international music festival in Isreal will be held by Lollapalooza. The event will take place in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park, with an expected 50 shows of leading singers and bands from all over the world in 3 days.

2012 line-up and past highlights

2012 line-up included the following: USA - Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, At The Drive-In, Bassnectar, Kaskade, and [many many more].

BRAZIL - Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Jane's Addiction, MGMT, TV On The Radio, Thievery Corporation, Skrillex and many more. CHILE - the event featured the same Brazil highlights, as well as Gogol Bordello, Tinie Tempah and many more

The 2011 USA Lollapalooza featured Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, Cold War Kids, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo, Bright Eyes and City and Colour.

Location and travel

Lollapalooza USA:

Grant Park in downtown Chicago is the annual host of Lollapalooza. There's a Main Entrance to Lolla at Michigan & Congress, in addition to the North Entrance at Columbus & Monroe.

The Chicago Transit Authority has train and bus routes to Grant Park, throughout the city and to both major airports, while Metra's commuter rail is the best way to travel in from the suburbs.

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.

Camping and other accommodation

Lollapalooza USA:

As the festival takes place in Grant Park in downtown Chicago there is no camping on site. However there are hostels and hotels in the area.

Music stages and other entertainment

Lollapalooza USA:

As well as a huge eight stages of music there is the Dell Lounge where you can chill out and even watch the live music on a video stream, in another lounge you can watch footage from Lollapalooza's 20 year history, go and play video games at the Playstation loft, check out Google+ at their loung, try out new Sony products, meet the bands, take place in music workshops and more.

Food and drink

Lollapalooza USA:

There are two 'Chow Towns' at opposite ends of the festival, featuring food from the best restaurants in Chicago. Including Burgers, Pizza, Mexican, Indian and loads more there really is something for all tastes. .

VIP Section

Lollapalooza USA:

Lolla Lounge VIPs allow you to enjoy Lollapalooza in style and ease with special amenities in the two Lolla Lounges.

VIP perks include:

  • Unlimited access to Lolla Lounge North and South.

  • Access to VIP golf cart shuttles for transport between Lolla Lounge North and South.

  • Viewing platforms of the Main Stages with premium sightlines.

  • Beer, wine and specialty libations all day.

  • Catered food servings daily.

  • Mini-spa treatments from The Elysian Spa & Health Club.

  • Reserved Lolla Lounge air conditioned restrooms.

  • Shaded and relaxed lounge seating.


Lollapalooza USA

Souvenir: $75 SOLD OUT Early Bird: $200 SOLD OUT Regular: $230 on sale on official website.

No service charges, $230 is what you pay, there are also travel and accommodation packages available on the main site too.


Lollapalooza is a child friendly festival. It includes an area called Kidzapalooza where family-friendly activities and music are organised so that the entire family can hang out together.

Children ages 10 and below get in for free.

History & facts

In 2012, the USA event was temporarily halted due to a serious storm, with attendees ask to leave and find temporary shelter, the festival continued once the storm had passed, with a revised schedule.