One of the foremost music festivals on the planet is once again descending upon Chicago’s Grant Park in a few short weeks, and if you reserve yourself a guest room or suite at The Gwen—and you really ought to—you’ll be just a few minutes away from the world-class tune-age.
We’re talking, of course, about Lollapalooza, which evolved from a goodbye tour by Perry Farrell and Jane’s Addiction in 1991 through a few incarnations (and a short hiatus) into its present form as an annual Chicago concert extravaganza drawing better than 150,000.
Lollapalooza 2018 hits Grant Park Thursday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th, and we invite you to make your reservations at The Gwen today so you’re all set for one of the musical highlights of the Windy City’s year!
Lollapalooza regularly draws the biggest names in music from across the genres: rock, pop, hip-hop, indie—you name it. This year’s lineup certainly lives up to the lofty standards the festival has enjoyed since the first go-round. After all, the list of Lollapalooza headliners over the years is a veritable who’s-who of popular music of the late 20th and early 21st centuries: the Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Beck, Snoop Dogg, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Neko Case, the Black Keys, Liz Phair, Sleater-Kinney, Green Day, The Strokes, Lady Gaga, Father John Misty—well, you get the picture.
Performers for the 2018 festival include the Arctic Monkeys, Khalid, Travis Scott, and Franz Ferdinand on Thursday; Bruno Mars, the National, and Tyler, the Creator on Friday; St. Vincent, The Weeknd, and LL Cool J on Saturday; and Jack White, Lil Uzi Vert, and Portugal. The Man on Sunday.
There’s a whole host of aftershows at House of Blues, Lincoln Hall, Metro, Park West, and other venues after the day’s main shows conclude, too.
Other Lollapalooza Elements
You’re not going to go hungry at Lollapalooza: The food’s as good as the music, thanks to the local Chicago restaurants featured in the aptly named Chow Down zone.
If you’ve got kiddos in tow, meanwhile, there’s Kidzapalooza, and if you’re in the mood for some shopping, swing by the artist booths of the Lolla Market.
Join Us at The Gwen for Lollapalooza 2018
We’d love to host you if you’re coming to the Windy City for this year’s run-through of Lollapaloooza. It’s never a dull time, and with our polished hospitality and warm-hearted service—and a location just a few miles from Grant Park—you’ve got the ideal venue at our luxurious hotel!