Lollapalooza 2017 By the Numbers


This year’s Lollapalooza, the behemoth festival held over August 3rd-6th in Grant Park, Chicago, has finally come to a close. 

In recent years, Lolla has blossomed from a relatively local three day festival to a massive cultural event that attracts nearly a half a million attendees to the Chicago metro area. 

This year’s lineup featured blockbuster headliners with bands such as Lorde, The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Muse and Arcade Fire topping off the festivities.  The full lineup is below:


The weekend got off to a rocky start – severe thunderstorms caused Lorde to prematurely end her set on Thursday and eventually led Grant Park to be evacuated.  Despite this, highly lauded sets by The Killers, Chance the Rapper and Arcade Fire finished off the four-day weekend on a strong note.

Now, let’s look at Lolla by the numbers:

400,000+ estimated attendance over the four days

51.3% of festival-goers hail from Illinois, beating out Indiana (7.2%) and Michigan (6.9%)

170 artists

8 stages

99 days average advance purchase window before event

27 arrested

$335 general admission ticket + fees

For those who missed out and are longing for next year’s edition, fear not. Lolla’s 2018 dates have already been set for August 2nd – 5th yet again in Grant Park.  If you are lucky enough to have $2,200 of extra cash lying around, you can snap up next year’s VIP tickets here.



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