It was 1991—the midst of the glorious grunge era—when Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell founded Lollapalooza as a farewell tour for the band. Yet the iconic outdoor music festival, now on the global circuit, is still going strong, luring thousands to Chicago’s Grant Park every summer. This year’s four-day marathon, from August 3-6, will feature more than 170 bands, including heavy hitters like Lorde, Chance the Rapper, the Killers, Arcade Fire, and Muse. Stay cool roving through crowds to the eight different stages with free, freshly filtered water cranked out of CamelBak hydration stations. In between acts there is bbq from the Smoke Daddy, deep-dish Lou Malnati’s pizza, and tacos from Broken English to savor, as well as merch to score from the LollaShop. Even children can get in on the fun by hanging out in the family-friendly Kidzapalooza zone, jamming on drums, making crafts with the Shedd Aquarium, and licking snow cones.
Photo credits: Maclay Heriot (above) and Charles Reagan Hackelman (featured)