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All You Need to Know About Lollapalooza 2022: Parking, Lineup & More

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  • Renee Martin
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Dictionary.com defines Lollapalooza as “an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event.” We couldn’t agree more! This July, the mother of all music festivals, Lollapalooza, will return to Grant Park. Don’t let a frantic search for parking ruin your Lollapalooza 2022 experience. Here’s all you need to know before heading off to enjoy Lolla.¬†

Lollapalooza, one of the world’s most famous music festivals, is held each year in Chicago. The four-day festival features the biggest and newest artists in contemporary music from various genres. Recent editions have featured an eclectic lineup, including the Foo Fighters, Marshmello, Tyler the Creator, Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, Limp Bizkit, and Post Malone. With lineups like these, it’s no wonder that attending Lollapalooza remains every music fan’s cherished dream.


Lollapalooza has come a long way since being founded in 1991. It is now a globally recognized event with festivals in Europe and South America and its flagship festival in Chicago. Each day, an estimated 100,000 people returned to Lollapalooza in 2021 despite the pandemic. This indicates the festival’s long-standing popularity and ever-expanding legacy. Here’s all the info you need to make Lollapalooza 2022 a musical experience like no other!

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What is Lollapalooza?

Lollapalooza is a 4-Day music festival that happens each year in Chicago. Lollapalooza usually features trending artists’ hip-hop, techno, and alternative rock performances. The festival is synonymous with great music and good vibes.

Lolla Grant Park Chicago
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Where is Lollapalooza held?

Lollapalooza Chicago
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The flagship Lollapalooza event is held each year at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. Thanks to the festival’s popularity, it is now held at South American and European venues too.

Who’s in the Lollapalooza lineup for 2022?

The Lollapalooza 2022 lineup is out and it is good!

Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, and Kygo will headline the Lollapalooza Chicago event. 

This year’s Lollapalooza lineup also includes Glass Animals, Charli XCX, Big Sean, Maneskin, Turnstile, King Princess, Denzel Curry, Caroline Polachek, Muna, Kaskade, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tove Lo, Horsegirl, Liquid Stranger, Wet Leg, Young Nudy, 100 Gecs, Midwxst, Willow, and Jazmine Sullivan.

Lollapalooza lineup 2022
                                                                                                                        Source: https://www.lollapalooza.com/

When does the Lollapalooza lineup come out?

This year’s Lollapalooza lineup was announced on Tuesday, March 22nd.

When is Lollapalooza 2022?

This year, Lollapalooza is scheduled to happen from July 28th to July 31st.

How much do Lollapalooza tickets cost?

A 1-day General Admission ticket for 1 day costs $130, and for 4 days costs $375. GA+ cost $225 for 1 day and $ for $ days. VIP tickets cost $500 for 1 day and $1600 for 4 days. Platinum, the priciest of the lot, costs $2000 for a day and $4200 for 4 days.

How many people attend Lollapalooza?

In 2021, over 385,000 people attended Lollapalooza. The number was 400,000 people in 2019, i.e., before the pandemic struck.

Can I bring a child to the festival?

Yes, you can. Children 10 years old and younger are admitted free of charge along with a ticket-holding adult.

At what time does Lollapalooza start?

The gates usually open at 11 am, but the bands begin their performances around 12 noon.

At what time does Lollapalooza end?

The festival goes on till 10 or later in the night.

What to wear to Lollapalooza

There really isn’t really a dress code for Lollapalooza, so you’re free to wear pretty much whatever you want. Just be sure you wear something super comfy. This means avoiding heels and flip-flops. they aren’t exactly conducive to dancing your heart out!

What to wear Lollapalooza
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We have just one more suggestion on what to wear at Lollapalooza ‚Äď dress for Chicago weather in July. Chicago temperatures during Lollapalooza range between 70¬į (low) to 80¬į (high). So, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes during the day. Breathable fabrics will let you dance to your heart’s content. But layering is also your friend if it gets chilly later on at night. Also, remember how fickle Chicago weather is. You might want to pack a poncho, to be on the safe side.

What to bring to Lollapalooza

  • Your festival wristband (will be shipped ahead)
  • Your vaccine card (if required)
  • A clear bag to carry your belongings
  • Blankets, sheets, or towels
  • Wet wipes
  • Reusable water bottle/hydration pack
  • A small bottle of hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol, less than 3.4 ounces)
  • Binoculars
  • Rain gear like a poncho or jacket
  • A fanny pack (if you don’t mind the boomer look)

When did Lollapalooza start?

Lollapalooza was first held in 1991 as part of the alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction’s farewell tour. The festival’s name was chosen by the band’s leader, Perry Farrell, who heard it in a Three Stooges movie and figured that the word’s definition – ¬†“extraordinarily impressive” fit perfectly.

Is Lollapalooza only in Chicago?

Not anymore. Over the years Lollapalooza has been held in Berlin, S√£o Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Paris. The newest and 6th international edition of Lollapalooza is in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lollapalooza Stokholm

Where can I buy Lolla tickets?

You can buy Lollapalooza tickets from the official website or from any of the online ticket sites.

Does Lollapalooza have parking?

Usually, there aren’t a lot of parking spots at Lollapalooza. Considering how hard it is to find affordable Chicago city parking at the best of times, you should book a parking spot near Grant parking in advance to make sure you don’t have to drive around searching for parking during Lollapalooza.

Here are some of the best parking spots near Grant Park during Lollapalooza.

Lollapalooza parking

Lollapalooza parking 2022 ‚Äď Best parking spots

Parking Lot Location Distance to Grant Park
710 South Wabash Avenue 0.3 miles
318 S Federal St 0.5 miles
125 S Michigan Avenue 0.6 miles
320 S Clark St 0.6 miles
20 E Randolph St 0.8 miles
398 E Lake St 0.8 miles
60 E Lake St 0.9 miles
433 W Van Buren St 0.9 miles


Hotels near Lollapalooza, Chicago

  • Hilton Chicago
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Le M√©ridien Essex Chicago
  • The Blackstone
  • Congress Plaza Hotel
  • Travelodge by Wyndham

Lollapalooza parking and transportation tips

  • Peak traffic and entry at Lollapalooza are between 2 pm and 5 pm. Try reaching before and after this time to avoid getting caught in traffic.
  • CTA and Metra services run trains/buses with adjusted schedules convenient for Lolla goers.
  • Several streets will have closures. Check updated info on this before leaving for Lolla.
  • If you’re driving to Lolla, make sure you book parking near Grant Park as soon as you can.

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