Lollapalooza 2013 Tip Sheet
Important Facts & Features of Lollapalooza 2013
Lollapalooza returns for its ninth installment in Grant Park August 2-4, 2013. This three-day extravaganza will transform the jewel of Chicago into a mecca of music, food, art, and fashion featuring over 130 bands on eight stages, including The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, and New Order.
Lollapalooza will host 100,000 fans each day, and with so much activity, we wanted to provide some top highlights:
*SAFETY FIRST: In case of emergency, we urge attendees to be alert to safety messaging coming from the following sources:
In the event of a weather evacuation, all attendees should follow the instructions of public safety officials. Festival patrons can exit the park to the lower level of one of the following shelters:
GRANT PARK NORTH
25 N. Michigan Avenue
(Between Washington and Madison - enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan)
GRANT PARK SOUTH
325 S. Michigan Avenue
(Between Jackson and Van Buren - enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan)
EAST MONROE STREET
5 S. Columbus Drive
(Michigan between Jackson and East Adams - enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan)
For a map of shelter locations, visit http://www.lollapalooza.com/emergency/.
NOTE: Shelter locations will be opened by the Festival organizers in coordination with the City only in cases of extreme weather to ensure the safety of event patrons.
*BAG SEARCH AND NEW EXPRESS LANES: The safety and security of our fans is our top priority. Please be aware that ALL bags will be searched each time attendees enter the festival grounds. This will require more time during the entry process. We ask all attendees to plan ahead to allow extra time entering the festival. For faster entry, Express Lanes at both the North and Main entrances are available for those not carrying a bag. A full list of prohibited items can be found at http://www.lollapalooza.com/faqs/festival-faqs.
*TICKETS: All Three-day, Single day, and VIP passes to Lollapalooza 2013 are sold-out. All wristbands contain RFID technology and will be authenticated upon entering the gates. Lollapalooza organizers do not condone purchasing passes from secondary markets, and ask fans to beware of purchasing counterfeit wristbands. Passes purchased from any source besides Lollapalooza.com or Front Gate Tickets may not be honored at the gates.
*FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4 from 11am to 10pm.
*BOX OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday, July 31 - Thursday, August 1 from 3pm-8pm. Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4 from 10am - 10pm.
*FESTIVAL ENTRANCES: Fans can enter the park at the Main Entrance at Michigan Avenue and Congress Plaza, or at the North Entrance at Columbus and Monroe.
*KIDZAPALOOZA: Kids ten and under rock for free at Lollapalooza. Kidzapalooza, the family-friendly festival within the festival, has its own stage and tons of interactive activities from video Karaoke presented by Snyder's to a hip-hop workshop with the Q Brothers. The kiddos will transform into rockers with funky hairdooz, tatooz and photo shootz, between games of twister and world turning performances by Chicago's Ultimate Tumblers.
*GETTING TO LOLLA: Fans are encouraged to use eco-friendly transportation to get to Grant Park, including public transit, walking and bicycles. If you're riding a bike to Lollapalooza, bike parking will be available south of the main entrance on Michigan Avenue. You'll find bike racks both north and south of Balbo Avenue. Be sure to bring your own lock!
*ECONOMIC IMPACT: In 2012, Lollapalooza was responsible for injecting $120 million into the local economy. The festival earned 2.4 billion media impressions at a value of nearly $51 Million dollars. This year, 70% of event attendees reside outside of Chicago, with 3% of all ticketholders residing in other countries. After festival hours, the 100,000 music-lovers each day will fill local bars, restaurants and music venues across the city, where there are 45 official after-shows!
*WEBCAST: Fans worldwide who can't make it to Grant Park will be able to get the Lollapalooza experience streamed live at www.lollapalooza.com. The live webcast will feature sets from The Cure, Vampire Weekend, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Band of Horses, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Postal Service, Imagine Dragons, The National, The Lumineers and many more.
*IPHONE/ANDROID APP: Powered by Hard Rock Hotel, the FREE mobile app for iPhone and Android users will help attendees easily navigate the festival.Users can view artist profiles, create and maintain personal custom schedules, interact with the Festival map, plus view and share Instagram photos -- all in the palm of their hand!
*LOLLASHOP: The official Lollapalooza pop-up store returns after its debut in 2012. Conveniently located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. just across from Grant Park, LollaShop opens a full week before the festival gates to give fans extra time to prep for the big weekend. Shoppers will find the complete lineup of Lolla commemorative goods, including the official t-shirt provided by Gap, along with special selections to get music fans ready for the big event. For a full list of activities and store hours, visit: http://lplza.co/lollashop
* LOLLA CART: Located in the Shops at North Bridge in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, the LollaCart offers many of the items available at the festival, along with several exclusive items. LollaCart is located at 520 N. Michigan Ave. on level 1, and is open regular mall hours through Aug. 5.
*COMMEMORATIVE POSTER: The 2013 poster was designed by acclaimed contemporary artist Michael Sieben. For his spin on Lolla, he explores one of his favorite themes, optimism in the face of adversity, with his band of stranded sailors celebrating the sinking of their own ship. They've chosen to make the best of a bad situation and welcome the misfortune with musical merriment, despite the fact they don't even have real instruments. Offered in three special editions for every level of collector, including editions signed by the artist and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell. The official poster can be purchased at the festival or online at http://store.lollapalooza.com/
*HYDRATION: Hydration is paramount to the health and safety of patrons. Lollapalooza is committed to keeping fans hydrated via CamelBak Filling Stations. Fans can bring up to 2 factory sealed bottles into the park, or preferably an empty, refillable bottle. It also helps Lollapalooza minimize its environmental impact. Since 2010, Lollapalooza has avoided using over 700,000 water bottles! Last year fans poured enough water to fill over 249,000 water bottles. Our continued partnerships with Boxed Water and Vita Coco Coconut Water continue our efforts to eliminate the sale of plastic bottles at Lollapalooza while still hydrating attendees.
*CHOW TOWN: Renowned chef Graham Elliot has returned as Lollapalooza's Culinary Ambassador, bringing some of Chicago's favorite eateries straight to fans in Grant Park. Some new and notable editions are Chef Tony Mantuano's Bar Toma, Chicago's famous "Cheezborger" staple, The Billy Goat Tavern and Grill, and nationally acclaimed Pastry Chef, Gale Gand's Root Beer stand. Other fan staples returning to Lollapalooza include Wow Bao - Hot Asian Buns, Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe, Franks 'N' Dawgs, and Elliot's own Grahamwich. For a full list of food vendors and menu items, visit: http://www.lollapalooza.com/experience/chow-town/
*RED BULL SOUND SELECT: Red Bull Sound Select is an innovative program that celebrates local music and the people who push it forward: hard working artists, taste makers that shape scenes and YOU, the passionate fan. Join us today at www.redbullsoundselect.com to listen to Lollapalooza artists like Chance the Rapper, Rivals of the Peacemaker, and Cherub. Use #SoundSelect to show YOUR influence on music; the more you tag your music experiences with #SoundSelect, the greater your chances of winning tickets to Lollapalooza and it's aftershows! @RedBullCHI | #SoundSelect
*BE A FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHER WITH INSTAGRAM:Back by popular demand, photos from bands and fans around the park will be featured on the Jumbotrons at multiple stages. Select Instagram photos tagged with #lolla will have the chance to make it up on the big screen, all thanks to Citi.
*FARMERS MARKET: Another way to stay healthy and hydrated at Lolla is by eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables from the farmers market. Locavores, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free eaters will find plenty of options to satisfy every craving.
*GREENING & SUSTAINABILITY: Lollapalooza's commitment to the environment is integrated into every area of the park. Each trash can includes a recycling bin. Chow Town has both front and back of house composting, and food vendors are required to use eco-friendly plates, napkins and utensils. Sustainability guidelines are in effect throughout the Festival which include a ban on styrofoam, plastic bags, and flyers. Festival merchandise comes in organic and eco-friendly options. Festival producers offset the carbon dioxide emissions of festival vehicles, generators, shore power, staff travel and this year, artist travel, by purchasing certified carbon offsets from Green Mountain Energy. Lollapalooza engages over 200 volunteers a day that are dedicated to greening efforts.
*ART AT LOLLA:This year, Lollapalooza is partnering with the Art Institute of Chicago to present some features of current exhibition "Fashion, Impressionism, and Modernity" throughout Green Street. Lollapalooza wristbands will receive $2 off entry into the exhibit, as well.
*LOLLA CARES: Take action and get involved with one of the many organizations at Lolla Cares. Social, environmental, and health advocacy causes will have an audience of 100,000 people per day at Lollapalooza. Lollapalooza fans can join Oxfam's mission to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice, learn how Working Bikes distributes refurbished bikes to those who need them the most, and more. In the past three years, Love Hope Strength has found 12 potentially lifesaving bone marrow matches from the 644 Lollapalooza fans who registered on Love Hope Strength's "Get on the List" campaign. Since 2008, 2,367 fans have registered to vote at the Festival through Rock the Vote and HeadCount.
Lollapalooza takes place August 2-4, 2013 in Grant Park.
Lollapalooza 2013 is generously sponsored by Red Bull Sound Select, Bud Light, Samsung Galaxy, BMI, Toyota, Citi, Thorny Rose Wines, f.y.e., Gap, Hard Rock Hotel, Boxed Water and CamelBak.