If you live in or around Chicago and need a music fix this summer, Lollapalooza is the place to be. Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, Jack White and The Weeknd will be the headliners, according to a festival announcement in mid-March. The four-day event will be held in Grant Park, Aug. 2-5.
Though single-day tickets haven’t gone on sale yet, according to data from TicketIQ.com, the average asking price for a four-day pass is $422 on the secondary market. That marks an increase of $28 over 2017, the first time the festival was extended to four days. A single-day pass last year cost $255 on the secondary market, according to TicketIQ.com.
Between 2011-16, Lollapalooza was a three-day event and the most expensive year to attend was 2011, when prices on the secondary market topped out at $595. The 2015 show was the only other one to break $500, with prices settling at $578. The average price of a multi-day ticket on the secondary market over the last eight years is $466. Single-day tickets have been as expensive as $294 (2011) and as low as $188 (2013).
Among other key performers will be Vampire Weekend, which will be making its first live performance in four years. Also among the acts will be LL Cool J, Greta Van Fleet and St. Vincent.
Over the four-day festival, Lollapalooza will have more than 170 performers on eight stages daily. There is also a dining area called “Chow Town,” featuring some of Chicago’s most well-known restaurants. Offerings will range from carnival-style treats to beverages to fresh-food options.
In addition to general admission, fans can purchase “VIP” and “Platinum” experiences, which include great views of the stages and other extras. All tickets are available directly on the Lollapalooza website or on the secondary market at TicketIQ.com.