13 Things You Need to Know About Lollapalooza

Since 2005, Lollapalooza has been the weekend destination festival for music lovers across the globe. Drones of enthusiasts migrate to Grant Park in Chicago, IL not only to witness some of their favorite artists perform live, but for a fresh intro to a gang of groups they've never even heard of before.

Lollapalooza 2014 is just days away. Before you experience the most melodic three days of your life, check out 13 things you need to know about famous fest.


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lollapalooza 1. It’s not just a music festival 

It’s a cultural experience. Along with all the great music you can enjoy great eats from 30 of the most popular Chicago vendors at Chow Town and if you're looking for food naturally grown you can stop at the Farmers Market.

2. You can stream it live 

Can’t make it to Chicago? Don’t worry, thanks to RedBull TV you can stream all three days for free. The LollaLiveStream will have a number of channels where you can catch all the performances, artist interviews, behind the scenes access, and festival highlights.
Lollapalooza 3. There’s family fun

Kidpalooza is a festival within a festival each day from 11AM to 5PM where parents and kids can listen to family-friendly bands and participate in a number of fun activities. 
Lollapalooza: Lolla Cares

4. Lolla Cares  Lolla brings awareness to great causes with Lolla Cares, the part of the festival where music fans can learn more about the world around them though a variety of organizations working to change the world. Check out the organizations that will be at this year's festival.  
Jhene Aiko and Childish Gambino

5. Top Talent 

With over 50 artists performing it’s hard to choose what to watch. Here the top artists that vixens should look out for:





Childish Gambino               

Chance the Rapper           

Iggy Azalea           

Rich Homie Quan      

Jhene Aiko                      

Vic Mensa 


6. You can get free stuff 

Each and every year, Lollapalooza partners with popular brands to show up at Grant Park and help enhance the experience outside of the music on stage. At Around the Park you can get free swag, festival essentials, or even win one of the big giveaways. 

7. You can volunteer to work at Lolla 

While it’s too late to volunteer this year, next year you can volunteer to work a Lollapalooza and get in on all the action for free. Visit the site to see the requirements and how to apply. 

8. There’s an app 

Make the best of your weekend at Lolla by downloading the free app. Here you can keep up with your favorite artists, customize your own festival schedule and map out where everything is going to be on Grant Park. 

9. There’s a Lolla scholarship 

For the past three years Lolla has teamed up with Berklee College of Music to provide the Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship. The scholarships include an annual four-year full tuition award given to an incoming freshman, a five week full tuition scholarship for the summer session the Berklee Almuni scholarship which allows a Berklee alumni band to perform at Lollapalooza. 

10. There are eight stages 

With so many big name artist performances packed into one weekend there is no possible way to get them all onto one stage so Lolla got eight! Check out the map above to see all the stages. 

11. There’s a Lolla radio station 

Get pumped for Lolla and listen to everyone in 2014 lineup at Lollapalooza Radio on

12. You can deck out in Lolla gear

Nothing says “I’m going to remember this weekend for the rest of my life” better than some Lollapalooza 2014 clothing. From crop tops to jersey, the Lollapalooza merchandise store has lots of items to choose from. 
Lollapalooza 13. Over 100K people attend the festival 

Yep, that's right, over 100K people attend Lollapalooza every year so be prepared to be amongst a large, exciting and music loving crowd.

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