Lollapalooza Tickets Posting Big Price Premiums Ahead of Wednesday’s Lineup Reveal

March 24, 2015

(3/24) Lollapalooza’s lineup has yet to be revealed, but that didn’t stop eager fans from selling out the festival’s 3-day passes in just minutes after they went on sale Tuesday. The annual Grant Park fixture is set to be held between July 31 and August 2 this year, and the long-awaited lineup will be revealed on Wednesday along with single-day ticket access. With the rumor mill in full swing as to who will headline the bill, Lollapalooza 2015 has the potential to be biggest year yet.

(UPDATE 3/25) The Daily Lineup has been released:

Friday, July 31
Paul McCartney, The Weeknd, alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Gary Clark Jr., Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Father John Misty, Cold War Kids, DJ Snake, Sylvan Esso, MS MR, Tove Lo, Glass Animals, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, First Aid Kit, DJ Mustard, James Bay, BROODS, MisterWives, What So Not, SZA, Jamestown Revival, Philip Selway, Young Thug, Coasts, DESTRUCTO, BØRNS, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mighty Oaks, Bear’s Den, Peking Duk, Black Pistol Fire, Spookyland, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Kyle Thorton & The Company, The New Pacific, Daye Jack, The Pop Ups, Q Brothers, School Of Rock AllStars, The Jimmies, Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips

Saturday, August 1
Metallica, Sam Smith, Alesso, Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Brand New, Carnage, G-Eazy, Walk The Moon, Tyler The Creator, The Tallest Man On Earth, Banks, Chet Faker, Sturgill Simpson, Death From Above 1979, Toro Y Moi, Charli XCX, Django Django, Boys Noize, Delta Spirit, RL Grime, Givers, Ryn Weaver, Travi$ Scott, CAKED UP, Hermitude, Wet, HOLYCHILD, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Zella Day, Mt. Eden, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, SNBRN, Elle King, Beat Connection, Mick Jenkins, Raury, Jack Novak, Pell, White Sea, Hippo Campus, COIN, Danny Weinkauf, School Of Rock AllStars, The Jimmies, Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips, The Helmets

Saturday, August 2
Florence + The Machine, Bassnectar, Of Monsters And Men, A$AP Rocky, TV On The Radio, NERO, Kygo, Twenty One Pilots, Nicky Romero, Marina And The Diamonds, FKA Twigs, Lord Huron, Gogol Bordello, Stromae, ODESZA, LOGIC, The Chainsmokers, Wild Belle, Twin Peaks, Angus & Julia Stone, George Ezra, Strand Of Oaks, MOON TAXI, Shakey Graves, Galantis, Night Terrors of 1927, Alison Wonderland, Circa Waves, DMA’s, Sheppard, Mako, Skylar Spence, The Wombats, Halsey, Lion Babe, Black Tiger Sex Machine, VERITE, JackLNDN, ZEBRA KATZ, The Lonely Biscuits, SirenXX, In The Whale, Atarah Valentine, The Pop Ups, Danny Weinkauf, Motown Pete, Q Brothers, School Of Rock AllStars


Speculation doesn’t just stop with the festival's massive lineup. With single-day tickets going on sale tomorrow, the speculative tickets that exist on the secondary market are already priced at a considerable premium. That’s largely due to the belief that tickets will sell out, causing those who have a surefire way of getting their hands on tickets to list them above face value.

Wednesday’s on-sale has single-day tickets listed for $110 each over all three festival days. According to TicketIQ, July 31 Lollapalooza tickets average at $162.73 and the get-in price starts at $126. On August 1, Lollapalooza tickets own a secondary average of $166.86, the most expensive single-day ticket at 51.6% over face value. The cheapest ticket to the festival’s second day is $133. The final day of Lollapalooza averages at $140.74 on the secondary market. That’s the cheapest single-day ticket, but still 28% above face. Get-in price for August 2 Lollapalooza tickets starts at $117.

As for 3-day passes, primary sales saw the tickets go for $275 each on Tuesday. A Lollapalooza 3-day pass on TicketIQ currently averages at $376.88, marking a premium of 37% on the secondary market. The cheapest available 3-day pass is listed for $318.

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From Metallica to Drake, 2015’s Lollapalooza Festival has seen an extensive range of artists rumored to be performing. A day ahead of the festival’s lineup announcement, it appears that anticipation is continuing to increase– along with secondary market ticket prices.