Security Measures Enhance for Lollapalooza Weekend

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The Lollapalooza Music Festival returns to Grant Park drawing hundreds of thousands to Chicago’s lakefront for the highly anticipated four-day event featuring over 180 performances on eight stages. As the festival gets underway, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) encourages those attending to enjoy a fun and safe event by adhering to safety and security precautions in place, including the new restrictions on the bags allowed in the venue, as well as the restrictions on bottled water.

Bag Search and Express Lanes:  New this year: Backpacks are not allowed.  Only single-pocket drawstring bags, small purses and totes are allowed.  Those that DO NOT bring a bag can enter through the No Bag Express Lane. Those that DO have a bag must enter through the Bag Lane and expect delays as bags are open for inspection. ALL bags will be searched before entry. For your safety, bag sizes will be limited to 14” x11”x5” sized bags or smaller. Please check the list of permitted items in advance or at the gate on

Prohibited Items:  New this year:  No liquids will be allowed; however, empty containers and hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.  Free water at Hydration Stations will be provided inside the venue, which have increased by 20 percent in response to this security change.  For more information on prohibited items, see the website at .

Public Safety Alerts:  Beginning Monday, July 30, patrons can opt-in to receive NotifyChicago alert messages specific to the event by texting Lolla18 to 81437.  Notifications will include weather, traffic, and any other public safety messages related to Lollapalooza.

For a map of festival grounds and emergency information, as well as entertainment details, visit the Lollapalooza website at

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