Lollapalooza works closely with local, state, and federal authorities to ensure the safest possible experience. You’ll notice uniformed and plain-clothed security throughout our site. They’re there to keep you safe, so don’t hesitate to ask them for help if you need assistance.
For the safety of everyone entering the festival, all fans are subject to a full and complete airport-style search prior to entry. This may include a full body pat-down and magnetometer screening before entry. If you would like to be screened by security personnel of your same gender, please let security personnel know prior to the search process. Screening of children will always take place with the consent of a parent or guardian.
2022 Lollapalooza Entry Policy
- Bring your Festival Wristband
- If you are unvaccinated, the CDC encourages you to bring and wear a mask
- Please also remember our updated bag policy – CLEAR BAGS ONLY – and No liquids are allowed to be brought into Lollapalooza.
There is no local requirement to provide a Negative COVID-19 test result, Vaccine Card, or Vaccine Record for entry at this event. If you are unvaccinated, the CDC encourages you to bring and wear a mask. Lollapalooza encourages all patrons and staff to look out for each other and not attend the festival if they do not feel well. If you have questions about vaccines or want to get a vaccine, please visit Vaccines.gov to find the nearest vaccine provider near you. Current information about COVID-19, and recommendations for isolation and quarantine can be found at the CDC website.
Safety is our highest priority at Lollapalooza, which includes public health. Please visit chicago.gov/mpv to learn about how to protect yourself from Monkeypox.
Please review the Allowed and Prohibited items list for a stress-free entry process, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. While you can’t bring any liquids into the event, we do suggest you have some water with you while you wait in line to enter and bring an EMPTY refillable water bottle to fill at the free water filling stations all across the venue.
Prohibited items will be confiscated and will not be held for later pickup. Prescription medication must have the name that matches your ID printed on the packaging, and our medical team will clear it at the entry gate.
REMEMBER: You’re the eyes and ears of the festival. If you see something suspicious, say something.
LOLLA HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR HARASSMENT. PLEASE LET OUR STAFF KNOW IF YOU FEEL HARASSED OR THREATENED IN ANY WAY. NO ALWAYS MEANS NO.
How to get help during the festival
Lollapalooza wants every fan to feel safe at the fest. We will not tolerate any harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, body size, appearance, age or national origin. If you feel like you’re being harassed, are the victim of nonconsensual touching, or otherwise feel unsafe, please report it to the nearest staff member.
If you find yourself needing help while at Lolla, here are some places that can assist you:
- MEDICAL EMERGENCIES:
If you or a friend need emergency assistance at the festival, go to one of our SIX medical tents, which can be found here. Be honest with emergency personnel – they are here to help you; NOT get you in trouble. If you see someone who looks like they need help, look for any festival staff members or anyone with a radio to assist you.
- STAYING SOBER?
We’ll have on-site support for fans who are sober. Visit the Soberside tent west of Columbus, in between Ida B Wells and Balbo.
- SEXUAL HARASSMENT & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
If you think you’ve been the victim of sexual violence or harassment, please report it to the nearest staff member or go to a Medical Tent for help.
- You can also visit Between Friends and Resilience for resources and information. Their collaborative campaign #OurMusicMyBody will have a booth just inside the North entrance next to Guest Services and seeks to raise awareness about promoting consensual experiences for all in the music scene.
- Mental health education and support will be available from Hope For The Day, which provides proactive suicide prevention through outreach and mental health education.
Find resources below for immediate assistance:
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Remember: NO MEANS NO. No matter the situation, it is never ok without consent.
COME PREPARED & LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER
Here are four easy ways to look out for yourself and those around you:
- Watch out for your neighbors– if someone around you looks like they need help, check in with them. If someone is getting unruly, alert the nearest staff member. Keep an eye on your belongings.
- Be considerate– this is a shared space, and we want everyone to enjoy themselves. Keep the vibes chill and your hands to yourself.
- Use the buddy system– the Main Guest Services Tent at Ida B Wells and Columbus is the designated meeting point for lost or separated people. If one of your friends is in trouble, please alert festival staff – they will assist you, no questions asked.
- Keep yourself and your belongings safe– be aware of your surroundings and always keep an eye on your personal items. If you find something OR lose something, head to Guest Services for our Lost & Found. Keep your cell phone and wallet close – the Chicago Police Department will be on the lookout for theft.
Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for the fest:
- Have Emergency Contact info on your person and your phone lock screen in case emergency personnel need to know (PRO-TIP: Make sure to register your wristband where you will be asked to fill out an Emergency Contact).
- Remember to stay hydrated and keep cool by visiting the Hydrations Stations for free, cool, filtered water and cooling stations placed all around the venue. Remember to bring your own, EMPTY water bottle to refill and help Lolla be a green & sustainable event!
- Protect yourself from the sun– take breaks and find shade. Sunscreen lotion, hats, and sunglasses are key. Forget your sunscreen? Head to a Lolla Bodega to purchase some. You can also catch some shade on our cooling buses by the Medical Tents on Balbo and Jackson.
- Bring hearing protection– we get loud (PRO-TIP: If you forget your ear plugs, stop by Guest Services to grab a pair).
- Bring a list of allergies and medications you take in case of medical emergency.
- Dress for the weather– we’re constantly monitoring the weather. Keep an eye on the radar before heading to Grant Park so you can dress accordingly (rain boots, ponchos, etc). Forget your poncho? Head to a Lolla Bodega to purchase one.
- Need help? Lost? Injured? Witness criminal activity? Contact any uniformed staff member or call 9-1-1 and give the letter/number on the pole nearest your location. Pole Markers attached to the light poles around Grant Park will help first responders locate you quickly.