Average Price for Lollapalooza Tickets Now Falling on Secondary Market

July 27, 2015

The 2015 Lollapalooza Festival is just four days away, and ticket prices are now beginning to drop on the secondary market. According to TicketIQ the average secondary price for a Lollapalooza 3-day pass is currently $451.44, down 4.5% from last Friday’s average of $473.01. The cheapest 3-day pass is $318, marking a 9.1% drop from Friday’s get-in price of $350.

Metallica’s headlining spot on August 1 is no longer the most expensive single-day ticket. That now belongs to the festival’s opening day on July 31, which will be headlined by Paul McCartney. July 31 Lollapalooza tickets own a secondary average of $221.86 and the get-in price is $125. The second day has a current ticket average of $199.09 and the cheapest ticket is $157. Headlined by Florence + the Machine, Lollapalooza’ final day on August 2 now averages $163.82. Get-in price starts at $74.75.

Lollapalooza has been a fixture in Chicago’s Grant Park each summer since 2005 and has expanded globally to also include locations in Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Germany in recent years. 2015’s installment will also feature performances from Sam Smith, The Weeknd, alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Brand New, TV on the Radio, Kid Cudi and Of Monsters and Men.

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Resale Prices for 2015 Lollapalooza Tickets Continuing to Rise, 3 Day Passes Now 20% More Expensive Than 2014

(UPDATE 7/24/15) The 2015 Lollapalooza Festival is quickly approaching and ticket prices are increasing on the secondary market. According to TicketIQ the average secondary price for 3 day Lollapalooza tickets is now $473.01, up 6% from last Sunday's average of $446.70 and now 19.7% more expensive than last year's $394.62 average. The cheapest available 3 day pass is now $350 - 27% above the face price of $275 prior to officially selling out in late-March.
A week out, Metallica's headlining day on August 1 is drawing the biggest ticket demand on the resale market. August 1 Lollapalooza tickets now average $204.49. It is the only individual day that owns a secondary ticket average above $200. Get-in price that day is currently $150. Sam Smith, G-Eazy and Alesso will also play nighttime slots that day.
Florence + the Machine will headline the festival's cheapest individual day on August 2. That day, Lollapalooza tickets average $164.74 and get-in price starts at $136. Additional performances that day come from Bassnectar, TV on the Radio, NERO and Kygo.
July 31 Lollapalooza tickets own a $194.76 average and $125 get-in price. Paul McCartney will front the bill that day and will be preceded by Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, alt-J and Tove Lo.


2015 Lollapalooza Festival Lineup Announced, Paul McCartney and Metallica to Headline

Cut out all the rumors – the lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza Festival has officially been announced. The Chicago-based festival will take up its annual three-day residency in Grant Park from July 31-August 2, and it'll host a swarm of A-list artists.

Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + Machine will headline a bill that features over 100 performers. McCartney highlights the festival’s first night on July 31, with Metallica taking over on August 1 and Florence + Machine on August 2.

3-day passes and single-day tickets are officially sold out, prompting brokers to place a significant premium on secondary market tickets. The average price for a 3-day Lollapalooza pass on TicketIQ is now $392.23, up 42.6% from its initial face value price of $275.

Those searching for single-day tickets can anticipate similar price premiums. Originally priced at $110 each on the festival’s main website, July 31 Lollapalooza tickets average at $212.89 on the secondary market while the second day currently sees tickets own a $239.95 average, the highest single-day ticket of the festival. August 2 will be its cheapest date, with tickets averaging at $153.22 on the secondary market. Get-in price for each day starts at $41, $154 and $124, respectively.

Among other performers hitting the stage at Grant Park this year include Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Bassnectar, Tame Impala, Of Monsters and Men, alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Gogol Bordello,  Twenty One Pilots, Tyler, the Creator, Cold War Kids, Charlie XCX and George Ezra.

View the full festival lineup below.