A look at five of the best upcoming music festivals from across the country
Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said Florence + the Machine, Bassnectar and The Weeknd are also on the lineup.
Lollapalooza tickets went on sale Tuesday morning and 3-day passes sold out in just 45 minutes, but not without a hitch.
A 33-year-old man has been charged with tackling a man at Lollapalooza, and biting the victim and another man, before running off like nothing had happened.
The damage to Grant Park after this year’s Lollapalooza wasn’t nearly as bad as the rain-soaked festival three years ago, but repairs to the sod will still take a few weeks to complete.
The Federal Aviation Administration won’t charge the man who shot live footage with an aerial drone over the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park, but the videos did catch the agency’s attention.
The Federal Aviation Administration is working on restrictions and regulations for unmanned aircraft, such as drones.
A 29-year-old Wicker Park resident would like to find the man who has complicated his life for the next four months, after a complete stranger bit his arm and attacked a friend at Lollapalooza.
The mood of Lollapalooza shifted quickly for Ben Lenet Friday night. One moment, he and his two friends were enjoying the Arctic Monkeys close out the first night of the three-day fest. The next, Lenet, 29, was defending himself from a man who had “clamped” his teeth into his arm and ripped out a chunk of flesh.
Malia Obama was seen at Lollapalooza this past weekend, and she didn’t even have a chaperone — assuming the Secret Service doesn’t count.
Grant Park might look like a muddy mess in the wake of Lollapalooza, but the head of the non-profit that protects the city’s front yard said he’s not alarmed by how much damage was done this weekend, especially compared to the million-dollar mess three years ago.
Great weather and plenty of festivals make this a weekend to celebrate in Chicago and tens of thousands are enjoying the parties.
Musician Devonte Hynes, who performs under the name “Blood Orange,” accused Lollapalooza security guards of jumping him and assaulting his girlfriend shortly after his performance at the festival Friday night.
Lollapalooza, says Grant Park Conservancy President Bob O’Neill, has become one the of the best rock concert public-private partnerships in the world.
What does music look like to those who cannot hear it? So-called “performance interpreters” from Austin-based LotuSign will be on hand at Lollapalooza this weekend to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing experience the many concerts going on over the next three days.
Lollapalooza — which marks its 10th year — is three days of non-stop music on eight stages, and all that goes with it.
Today’s the day! Lollapalooza is rocking Chicago for the tenth year in a row, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to cram Grant Park to see their favorite bands for the next three days.
Lollapalooza might be sold out, and officials have said they expect 300,000 people to attend the three-day music festival, but many tickets were still in the hands of ticket brokers on Friday.
Streets bordering Grant Park will be blocked off to traffic for at least three days, from Friday through Sunday, during the sold out festival, according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.