Lollapalooza: In the beginning, it was an exciting new way for us to experience the best in modern rock. Now, 20 years later, it’s become the best 3 days of the year for Chicago music fans. XRT is proud to welcome Lollapalooza back to our front yard. This summer’s musical juggernaut boasts an outstanding lineup with [lastfm]Eminem[/lastfm], [lastfm]Foo Fighters[/lastfm], [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm] and over 130 other bands rocking out in Grant park. Keep on reading for a full list of artists…
If you are ready to get your dance on you’ll be able to head on over to Perry’s DJ Stage. Perry’s Stage will be doubling its size this year to accommodate for the likes of [lastfm]Girl Talk[/lastfm], [lastfm]Pretty Lights[/lastfm], [lastfm]Kid Cudi[/lastfm], and [lastfm]Skrillex[/lastfm]! Lolla is finally here and so is your complete festival guide!
Official 2011 Artist Lineup
The festival will be held August 5th-7th over what’s expected to be a hot & sweaty weekend in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now so snatch them up before they’re gone! Three day passes are going for $215 while a single day pass is priced at $134. If you feel like celebrating Lolla’s 20th in style, cough up the dough for the three day VIP pass at $850! The VIP Pass includes: unlimited access, viewing platforms, golf cart shuttles, beer, wine and libations all day, mini spa treatments, air conditioned bathrooms, and shaded and relaxed lounge seating. That’s right, we said air conditioned bathrooms — $850 for a VIP weekend is a deal.
Festival founder and spiritual godfather, Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction made his annual appearance at the XRT backstage broadcast area to talk about the Lolla’s expanded menu, the “Perry” deejay stage, and how Lolla will be bigger than ever!
Lollapalooza goes way beyond the usual festival food. Culinary Ambassador to Lollapalooza, Graham Elliot stopped by to discuss how independent, chef-driven Chicago restaurants are supplying our menu for the weekend.
Speaking of food, getting to Grant Park for the big show is a piece of cake. Public Transportation is at your finger tips with a full rainbow of ‘L’ stops, bus routes, and Metra stations within walking distance. If you are going green and riding your bike there are plenty of bike racks available outside of the box office area. Make sure to bring your own lock because bikes as well as scooters and skateboards will not be permitted past the festival entrance. Cabbin it? Have your cabby drop you off at Michigan and Congress, close to the box office. There is no parking on festival grounds, but there are four underground parking garages nearby.
You have your ticket, you know how to get here now lets go over some simple Do’s and Don’ts while you’re here:
Leave your large backpacks at home! Bring a blanket, sheet, or towel to relax on, don’t bring tents or chairs. Do bring a SOFT sided cooler with two factory sealed water bottles, up to one liter in size each per person. EMPTY camel backs and plastic bottles will be allowed. Don’t bring a hard sided cooler with outside food and drink, glass containers, or metal aerosol cans, including that spray sunscreen! Don’t bring any illegal substances, including alcohol, we want you to be able to stay and enjoy the show with us! Do remember to grab your (non-professional) cameras and flip videos to capture the experience.
Do you have tips you’d like to add? Share with us below in the comments section. See you in Grant Park!