Today Lollapalooza organizers announced that their flagship Chicago music festival will expand to four days in 2016 to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The festival will take place July 27 – 31 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL.
“It’s our 25th anniversary and we wanted to do something really special and different for our fans“, said Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrel. “There’s a lot of really great music coming out in 2016; with the abundance of talent that wanted to help us celebrate 25 years we got to thinking… ‘How are we going to fit all those great artists in one weekend?’ Then we thought about what a special day Thursday has become. When the party can’t wait for the weekend, the movers and shakers make it happen on Thursday! So, we’ve put together an entire additional day of music to celebrate our milestone year. It’s going to be a fantastic party!”
Charlie Jones, co-owner of C3 Presents, the producers behind the festival, told the Chicago Tribune that they currently have had no discussions with the city regarding keeping a four-day format beyond 2016. According to organizers, the change was prompted by two factors: “the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza’s 1991 origin and a glut of bands that want to play the festival next year.” C3 booking agent Huston Powell also told the Chicago Tribune that he had received over 1,500 submissions from “credible” bands or artists, up 50 percent from previous years.
Four day tickets to Lollapalooza 2016 will cost $335, while one-day tickets will be offered for $120. Be sure to follow Lollapalooza on Facebook and Twitter for future announcements including the 2016 lineup.