The beginning of August is coming which means the return of Chicago’s biggest music festival, Lollapalooza. With expected daily attendance to be approximately 110,000 this year, the amount of people in and around Grant Park will be considerable. Below are some tips and notices to help get you prepared.
Safety Tips for Lollapalooza
• If you see something suspicious, report it
• Carry water and stay hydrated
• Choose a landmark to meet at in case you are separated from your group
• Utilize the buddy system
• Remain alert and be observant of surroundings
• Leave any valuables at home
• Do not jump any barricades
• Secure handbags and wallets
• Stay calm and pleasant
• Follow your own instincts
• Leave yourself room to move quickly
• If you see an unattended bag, alert police as quickly as possible
Starting this upcoming Monday, road closures will begin around Grant Park and will remain closed until Friday, August 9 as workers begin to assemble the massive festival. Here’s are the specifics for road closures.
Monday, July 29 through Monday, August 5:
Balbo Drive from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive
Jackson Drive from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive
Columbus Drive from Monroe Street to Roosevelt Road
Columbus Drive northbound center lanes from 13th Street to Roosevelt Road
Ida B Wells Drive from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive
Tuesday, July 30 through Monday, August 5:
Monroe Street eastbound from Columbus Drive to Lake Shore Drive
Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4:
Monroe westbound from Columbus to Lake Shore Drive
As always, if you “See Something, Say Something”. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).
Headliners this Year
Ariana Grande, The Strokes, Childish Gambino, and Twenty One Pilots. Other big acts includes Lil Wayne, J Balvin, The Chainsmokers, Death Cab for Cutie, Hozier, Meek Mill, and many more.
• Festival attendees can download the Official Lollapalooza Mobile App for real-time updates and assistance in mapping out the fest, creating a schedule, to get a notification in the event of a closure evacuation, schedule changes, etc.
• CTA will be increasing staffing and services for Lollapalooza
• Metra will increase staff and there will be no alcohol allowed on the weekend
For more information on Lollapalooza, visit: www.lollapalooza.com/information