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Lollapalooza 2018
BY ANDREW MUNOZ AND EFUA RICHARDSON

 

Lollapalooza returns home to Chicago this August. The festival, set to take place in Grant Park, will be held across four days with a lineup that features some of music’s most prominent names including The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys, Dillon Francis, Vampire Weekend and many more.

 

Each year, Lollapalooza attracts tourists from all around the globe. In previous years, attendance has reached upwards of 400,000 event-goers over the short weekend. This, in turn, typically generates over $140 million through vendor and ticket sales for the city of Chicago. $6 million of this income is given to the Chicago Park District for the use of space in Grant Park. Chicago uses this earned income to help fund community projects and also maintain public parks.

 

Lollapalooza has taken place in six different major cities across the world, including Illinois’ very own Chicago, Sao Paulo, Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and Santiago.

 

Four-day Lollapalooza general admission passes are available for $335 plus taxes and fees. The passes, which usually sell out on release day, are still on the event site for purchase. Single day tickets have not yet been announced but are expected to be released in the week. The festival will take place Aug. 2-5.

 

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