Chicago, IL - August 1, 2021: The temporary Lollapalooza sign downtown Chicago, at the entrance to Grant Park. Photo via Shutterstock.

Lollapalooza 2023

AUGUST 03-06, 2023


In the glare of the windy city skyline, Lollapalooza serves global talent and distinct Chicago flavor.

Lollapalooza is returning to the windy city this year with a star-studded lineup of the best in pop, rock, techno, rap and even sad girl indie. The annual festival, which began in 1991 as part of Jane’s Addiction’s Farewell Tour, was originally a touring event, but it has found its home in Chicago. (It still tours occasionally, though, taking its party to Mumbai, India this past January.)

With Kendrick Lamar, The 1975 and Odesza among its headliners, many artists already on this year’s festival circuit will take the stage at Lollapalooza, but that’s not to say it’s without its thrills. After reuniting for the first time since 2015, Blink-182 was a surprise performer and last minute headliner at Coachella in April, and the band is ready to rock at Lola like it’s the new dawn of a new millennium. Red Hot Chili Peppers will also bring the California fusion as they share headlining duties on Sunday with proclaimed fan and Long Beach enthusiast Lana Del Rey.

Lollapalooza attracts talent from around the globe, but the foods served are distinctly Chicago. Chow Town, a long row of restaurants beneath the city skyline, has been known to include local fixtures such as Connie’s Pizza and Kamehachi sushi bar. Since Lollapalooza tends to attract more of a rough partying crowd, expect lots of dancing, drinking and moshing, especially closer to the stage. However, for those who just want to vibe, hanging in the middle-back of the crowd will still give you good music and a great time.

The Specs

  • About 400,000 people attend Lolla each year.
  • 4 day GA tickets start at $375, 2 day GA for $250 and 1 day GA for $125. The full breakdown can be found here.
  • Read Fifty Grande’s Guide to Chicago here.


What is the bag policy?

You can bring in clear bags no bigger than 12 by 6 by 12 and small purses and fanny packs with no more than one pocket

Can I bring my own water bottle?

Yes, you can bring in empty reusable water bottles made of plastic or aluminum.

Is smoking allowed?

All smoking, including vaping, is prohibited.

What is Kidzapalooza? 

Kidzapalooza is the programming directed at children and includes live performers and activites. See the Kidzapalooza page on to learn more.

What’s the ticket situation?

The short version: One-day passes start at $125 and four-day passes start at $365. There are also two-day passes, and four-day passes.

One-day options:

  • General admission ticket is $135
  • One-day GA+ is $250
  • One-day VIP is $550. This includes access to on-field viewing, access to two shaded lounges, golf cart transportation between stages and a dedicated entrance to the fest.
  • One-day platinum pass costs $2,000 and includes access to two elite lounges, comp’d dining and drinks, special viewing areas, a platinum entrance, presale access to aftershows.

Two-day on has one option:

  • Two-day passes are available as general admission for $270

Four-day options:

  • Four-day passes are available as general admission ($385), GA+ ($700), VIP ($1600), and platinum ($4350).

Where is Lollapalooza 2023 held?

Grant Park in Chicago. The address is at 337 E. Randolph St. The main entrance for Lollapalooza is located on Michigan Avenue.

Who are the biggest hip hop artists on the lineup?

Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, J.I.D., and others are set to perform.

Who is on this year’s Lolla full lineup?

The four-day music festival will feature more than 170 artists. including headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Odesza, Tomorrow X Together, Kendrick Lamar, The 1975, Billie Eilish and Karol G. The full lineup:

On Thursday, besides headliners Billie Eilish and Karol G, also schedule to play are Noah Kahan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diplo, NewJeans, Sofi Tukker, Portugal. The Man, Dom Dolla, Lainey Wilson, The Rose, Key Glock, Rema, Men I Trust, Timmy Trumpet, Acraze, Lovejoy, Jessie Murph, J. Worra, Joy Oladokun, Franc Moody, Disco Lines, Spacey Jane, Brakence, Clinton Kane, Dope Lemon, The Beaches, Matt Maltese, Ax & The Hatchetmen, Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners, Beauty School Dropout, Christian Gates, Kidd Kenn, Austin Meade, Finish Ticket, Carola, Isabel Larosa, Arath Herce, Lesly Reynaga, Bad Neighbors and Pony Bradshaw.

On Friday, besides headliners Kendrick Lamar and The 1975, on the schedule are Fred Again.., Thirty Seconds to Mars, Subtronics, Svdden Death, Tems, Beabadoobee, Big Wild, Sabrina Carpenter, Jessie Reyez, Knocked Loose, Foals, Diesel, Peach Pit, Ken Carson, Armnhmr, Declan McKenna, Sudan Archives, Emo Nite, Ray Volpe, Blanke, Hairitage, Sueco, The 502s, Band-Maid, Loveless, Cafune, Skizzy Mars, Ekkstacy, Giant Rooks, Sincere Engineer, Tiacorine, Annie DiRussom Somadina, Talk, Hemlocke Springs, Cydeways, Charlotte Sands, Tyler Christian, Loviet, Junior Mesa and Ninajirachi.

On Saturday, besides headliners Odesza and Tomorrow X Together, on the schedule are Maggie Rogers, J.I.D, Pusha T, Yung Gravy, The Revivalists, Meduza, Nora En Pure, AC Slater, Morgan Wade, Sylvan Esso, Alex G, The Garden, Niki, Detroy Lonely, Suki Waterhouse, Knock2, Ivan Cornejo, Thee Sacred Souls, The Knocks, Solardo, Zack Fox, Tom Odell, Jean Dawson, Bonnie X Clyde, Remk, The Linda Lindas, Mavi, Pardyalone, Friday Pilots Club, Motherfolk, Arlie, Ari Abdul, Danielle Ponder, Aidan Bissett, Windser, Arcy Drive, Los Aptos, Usted Senalemelo, Benson, Hoosh, Kosine X Frayne Vibez.

On Sunday, besides headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lana Del Rey, on the schedule are A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Louis The Child, Rina Sawayama, Lil Yachty, Mt. Joy, The Backseat Lovers, Alan Walker, Afrojack, Joey Badass, Gorgon City, Maisie Peters, DPR Ian, DPR Live, Poolside, Wax Motif, L’Imperatrice, Holly Humberstone, DEHD, Matroda, Magdalena Bay, Neil Frances, Umi, The Happy Fits, Gabriels, Michelle, Dillon Nathaniel, Bakar, Upsahl, Ingrid Andress, Ella Jane, Madeline Edwards, Little Stranger, Josh Fudge, Husbands, Rosa Linn, Sarah Kinsley, Big Boss Vette, The Red Clay Strays, Harry Edohoukwa, Chicago Made and Ian Asher.

Last year’s lineup included Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day, Doja Cat, Rezz, Kaskade, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, Glass Animals, Billy Strings, Big Sean, The Kid Laroi, Zhu, Royal Blood and more.

Is Lil Nas X playing?

Lil Nas X performed at the European Lolla.

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BY Lauren Harvey