Music fans, get ready, Lollapalooza starts when the doors open at 11:00 on Thursday (and every day). Here are our tips to help you prepare:
1. Make a travel plan, then back it up. With crowds, unpredictable weather and traffic, even the best travel preparation can find a way to disperse. If you’re confident in a meeting time and place, have a Plan B. Know that the CTA and Metra trains will be full after the 22:00 closure. If you plan to rideshare, the allowed download and pickup points may vary depending on police traffic control. Lollapalooza’s guide page (https://www.lollapalooza.com/guide) recommends walking west along State Street to take a stroll.
2. Blanket is not allowed this year. According to the list of allowed and prohibited items on the festival’s support page (support.lollapalooza.com), blankets, sheets and towels (with Frisbee) are newly banned for 2023.
3. Bring sunscreen. That’s on every list of tips for joining Lolla, and ours too. Why one more reason? Sunscreen may not be available at any CVS, Walgreens, or grocery stores around Grant Park. In past years, the shelves were empty by the end of the 1st day. Also, bring an empty water bottle and drink plenty of water and wear shoes for walking, it’s a full mile from Bud Light Stage to T-Mobile.
4. Pay attention to the bracelet. Do not put on and tighten your wristband until you are ready to attend the festival, it cannot be loosened or removed.
5. “Secret” North Entrance It’s on Columbus Drive and Monroe and can be less crowded. And know the login and re-entry rules. Children 8 and under are free with a paying adult (limit two). Festival goers can leave and re-enter the festival twice after entering; Customers will have their wristbands read each time they enter the festival and pass through security.
6. Yes, you can lose your phone (or wallet or your favorite sunglasses etc, but especially your phone). To be sure, Lollapalooza prioritizes your health, safety and security — see their support pages (support.lollapalooza.com) for more information and throughout the park you will see uniformed police, security and support personnel. But pickpockets and snatchers are real. We recommend for iPhone users this tip To prevent thieves from immediately turning off your iPhone or putting it in airplane mode to stop it from being tracked, according to Reddit user zZedLeppelin. Thieves may be after your accounts and personal information stored on your phone rather than the device itself.
7. Lost Property on the Site It is in the main Guest Services Tent on Columbus and Ida B Wells Drive and you can also visit it. lollapalooza.liff.app.
8. Communication can be difficult in Grant Park as local cell service towers become overloaded. The more low-tech the platform is (text messaging works well), the better.
9. Read the Lollapalooza guide to join (https://www.lollapalooza.com/guide), get the Lollapalooza mobile app and track Facebook, twitter And instagram At @Lollapalooza. They are the festival’s most effective means of communicating with you, including during a vent. Evacuation shelters are located in underground parking lots at Grant Park North (25 N. Michigan Ave.), Grant Park South (325 S. Michigan Ave.), and Millennium Lakeside (5 S. Columbus Drive).