Lollapalooza Returns

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By: Ashmar Mandou

Lollapalooza Music Festival returns to Grant Park Thursday, drawing hundreds of thousands to Chicago’s lakefront for the highly anticipated four-day event featuring over 170 performances spanned across eight stages. As the festival begins, safety measures are set in place for festival goers to have a safe and fun experience. Here are some survival tips to make it through the weekend.

Be Ready
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will be up to the mid-80s throughout the weekend. It’s extremely important to wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the UV rays. Another tips is to plan on bringing sunglasses and a hat.

Lolla Shoes
Yes, we all know it’s more convenient to wear flip-flops, but you going to be hiking a couple of miles traveling from stage to stage. Wear sensible shoes.

Drink lots of water. Bring a container and keep it filled. The last thing you want to have happen is you passing out while rocking out to your favorite band.

Weather Shelters
Attendees should be aware of the emergency evacuation shelter sites located in the Grant Park North, Grant Park South and Millennium Lakeside Garages. Shelter locations will be opened only in cases of extreme weather to ensure the safety of event patrons. For a map of shelter locations and additional safety information, visit

Public Transportation:  As for any large scale event, public transportation is encouraged and both CTA and Metra are providing additional service for the event. For more information, visit CTA at and

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

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

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