Lollapalooza Stories

LCD Soundsystem Have An Ice Cream Truck In Chicago For Lollapalooza Weekend

With the highly anticipated new album American Dream on the way, LCD Soundsystem have found a truly unique way to debut new songs to Chicagoans around the festival weekend.The band has reportedly been sending an ice cream truck decked out in the records sky-themed print to hand out free ice cream to customers. Better...

Lollapalooza Photo Exhibit To Come To South Loop

[Photo of Le Butcherettes by Curt Baran]For a week in August, the work of four Chicago photographers will be displayed in a South Loop gallery, featuring retrospective images from some of Lollapaloozas biggest acts of the past.Taking place between August 1 and August 9, the pop-up installation, titled "Rock & Roll Summer," can be...

A New Study Reveals Which Drugs Are Most Popular At Specific Music Festivals

A new study aims to expose which drugs are most prevalent at each major music festival, and found some very interesting results.Conducted by Detox.net, a website for those seeking help with substance abuse and addiction, the researchers examined more than six million Instagram posts from music events over the last two years,...

Lollapalooza Announces Aftershows For 2017 Festival Weekend

Lollapalooza has announced a massive schedule of official aftershows for the 2017 festival.Taking place between Tuesday, August 1 and Sunday, August 6 and featuring more than 50 artists across 16 Chicago venues, the concerts offer intimate opportunities for fans to see their favorite artists outside of the festival setting.Highlights include Ryan Adams and The Shins performing separate shows...

Lollapalooza 2016 Aftershows Announced

After announcing the expansion of Lollapalooza into a four day festival with more than 170 musical acts for its 25th anniversary, fans expectations were unsurprisingly high for the festivals notorious aftershows.Beginning Tuesday night and ending Sunday night, the list of official Lollapalooza aftershows was announced today, with an exhausting 58 performances set to take place in...

Lollapalooza To Add Fourth Day For 25th Anniversary

In celebration of the festivals 25th anniversary, Lollapalooza will become a four-day festival. With the addition of Thursday, the festival will now take place 7/28-7/31 and will feature over 170 musical acts, according to the festivals twitter account.Founder Perry Farrell posted the news on Lollapaloozas website, stating the following:Its our 25th Anniversary and we...

Lollapalooza 2015 Aftershows Announced

Lollapalooza aftershows offer fans a chance to see the festivals bands in a more intimate setting. Given the many conflicting set times that naturally arise at the festival itself, they offer fans a chance to catch bands they might otherwise miss.The aftershows for this year have been announced, and predictably include what will surely...

View Lollapalooza's Schedule, Conflicting Set Times

Lollapalloza released its daily schedule, and, as always, plenty of good bands sets overlap, creating a dilemma for music fans.Here are the most obvious conflicts by day. Friday:The War On Drugs vs. Alabama ShakesAlt-J vs. First Aid Kit vs. Gary Clark Jr.Paul McCartney vs. Sylvan Esso vs. Flying Lotus Saturday:...

Lollapalooza Announces Lineup, Sells Out Almost Immediately

Lollapalooza's 2015 lineup was announced via The Chicago Tribune this morning. The festival, which will take place July 31 through August 2 at Grant Park, will feature headliner Paul McCartney, the singer's first appearance at the festival. Other headliners include Metallica, Florence & The Machine, Sam Smith, Bassnectar and The Weeknd.Of course that was the DAY AFTER...

Interactive Graph: The History Of Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza has experienced huge growth since its incarnation as a touring festival in 1991. As the festival settled solely in Chicago in 2005, the costs of touring were no longer an issue, allowing the curators to schedule more artists. With an increased number of artists came a more diverse range of musical genres.Chicago Tribune recently assembled...