Lollapalooza is arguably one of the biggest summer music festivals in the United States, hands down. With the addition of other locations such as Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Germany, it’s only going to continue to get bigger and better. With so much already accomplished, what can a festival do to celebrate its quarter of a century anniversary?
On Thursday (Dec. 3), festival organizers answered that question by unveiling plans to extend the number of days the festival will run. Instead of its three-day festivities, 2016 will mark the first year it will run for four days. “It’s our 25th anniversary and we wanted to do something really special and different for our fans,” writes Lollapalooza founder/Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell in a press release.
“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!”
Though Farrell has announced the expansion of “party days,” the Chicago Tribune was quick to point out that the people behind the festival have yet to discussion this with the city of Chicago; something that can easily become an obstacle, as seen with this year’s Riot Fest.
But even without the city’s final stamp of approval, the festival has already announced four-day passes for the summer event. Four-day general admission tickets will be priced at $335 while one-day tickets will also be available and priced at $120 per ticket. As of now, there has been no word on when tickets will officially go on sale.
Lollapalooza 2016 is scheduled to happen during the “weekend” of July 27-31, 2016 at their home turf of Chicago’s Grant Park.