Lollapalooza kicks off 4-day festival in Chicago’s Grant Park

CHICAGO -- Gates to Lollapalooza have officially opened after an earlier rain delay Thursday morning.

Lollapalooza, Chicago's largest music festival, kicks off in the city's Grant Park.

The music fest is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a four-day festival this year instead of just three-days.

The 170-plus bands among eight stages are expected to draw about 100,000 music fans each day.

Lollapalooza will run from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


  • Thursday: J. Cole, Flosstradamus and Lana Del Rey
  • Friday: Radiohead and Major Lazer
  • Saturday: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vic Mensa and Disclosure
  • Sunday: LCD Soundsystem and Ellie Goulding

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Street Closures:

Balbo closed from Columbus to Lake Shore Drive until Thursday, August 4.
Balbo also closed from Lake Shore Drive to Michigan Avenue.  Balbo, from Michigan to Columbus, will reopen Monday, August 1.

Jackson closed from Columbus to Lake Shore Drive until Wednesday, August 3.
Jackson from Michigan to Columbus will close Tuesday, July 26 and will remain closed until Monday, August 1.

Columbus closed from Monroe to Roosevelt until Monday, August 1.
Congress Parkway (including the Congress Circle) closed from Michigan to Columbus until Monday, August 1.