A fan crowd surfs during Ghostemane's performance at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago.

Lollapalooza 2024

AUGUST 01-04, 2024


Forget about The Bean, Lollapalooza is the only thing you’ll want to experience in Chicago this summer.

Chicago’s most popular music festival returns to Grant Park this August for four days of mayhem. One of the biggest festivals in the country every year, Lollapalooza reliably has the era’s most popular pop, rock, indie, alternative, rap, techno and DJs (you don’t still have to have an unfortunate 2000s haircut to appreciate Skrillex). The festival that began in 1991 as a touring event is still going strong in its home base of Chicago’s Grant Park, where over 170 bands will play on eight stages. 

This year’s headliners include SZA, Tyler, The Creator, Blink-182, The Killers, Future X Metro Boomin, Hozier, Stray Kids, Melanie Martinez and Skrillex. If some of the biggest artists in music today aren’t enough to draw you in, the food probably will. A smattering of Chicago’s best food spots will be present. Some of 2023’s vendors included Frannie’s Beef (any fans of The Bear here?), Wow Bao, Billy Goat Tavern (famous for their “cheezborger cheezborger cheezborgers” thanks to Saturday Night Live) and more

With a diverse lineup of artists and a small village’s worth of food, the vibe of this festival is like a large block party. Attendees wander the park between sets, lay in the grass under trees and sweat off the glitter they spent an hour applying. The atmosphere changes from stage to stage and is strongly dependent on who is playing, but there’s always a large, energetic crowd present. 

The Specs

  • Around 400,000 people attend Lollapalooza each year. 
  • Tickets start at $399 for general admission and can be up to $4500 for four-day VIP. The full price breakdown can be found here, including 2-day tickets.
  • Read Fifty Grande’s guide to the best things to do in Chicago here.


Where and when does the four-day festival take place?

The four-day festival takes place Aug. 1-4 in Grant Park.

Where is the nearest airport?

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the most convenient for the festival, only thirty minutes from Grant Park. 

Are there any age restrictions?

No, Lollapalooza 2024 is open to all ages. 

What is the Lolla bag policy?

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

Who are this year’s headliners?

On Thursday, Aug. 1, Tyler the Creator and Hozier will headline. On Friday, Aug. 2, headliners SZA and Stray Kids will perform. The Killers, Future X and Metro Boomin will headline Saturday, Aug. 3, and Blink-182 and Melanie Martinez headline Sunday, Aug. 4.

Who’s on this year’s Lollapalooza lineup?

Headliners this year include SZA, Tyler, The Creator, Blink-182, The Killers, Future X Metro Boomin, Hozier, Stray Kids, Melanie Martinez and Skrillex. Before them, you can catch Conan Gray, Deftones, Kesha, Tate McRae, Laufey with the Chicago Philharmonic, Reneé Rapp, Lizzy McAlpine, Zedd, Fisher, Zeds Dead, Dominic Fike, Labrinth, Pierce the Veil, Victoria Monét, Sexyy Red, Teddy Swims, Faye Webster, Benson Boone, Jungle, Two Door Cinema Club, Killer Mike, Ive, Vince Staples, Galantis, Kevin Abstract, Ethel Cain, Chappell Roan, Megan Mornoey, Teezo Touchdown, Destroy Boys, TV Girl, Waterparks, Hippo Campus, Tiny Habits, Slow Pulp and many more.

I thought Miranda Lambert was playing Lollapalooza?

Miranda Lambert, Jonas Brothers, Keith Urban, Jason Isbell and Mötley Crüe are among the performers who are on the state fair’s Illinois State Fair Grandstand lineup this year.

Are Alanis Morissette or Carly Rae Jepsen playing Lolla this year?

The Pitchfork Music Festival 2024 lineup includes Alanis Morissette and Carly Rae Jepsen.



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BY Emily Frantz