For the second year in a row, the Chicago-based music festival Lollapalooza is entirely sold out, with a whole three months until the festival launches. The festival, which is scheduled to take place from July 28-31, will feature more than 170 bands including acts such as Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, The 1975 and many more.
Although Lolla intends to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a big way by featuring each headliner across all four days, the sold-out festival shouldn't be too much of a surprise for festival attendees. While primary general admission tickets are sold out entirely, fans can still get passes to Lollapalooza on the secondary market.
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On the primary market, four-day passes went for $335, with one-day passes going for $120. VIP passes, which are still available, are selling for a whopping $2,200 for the four-days. One-day VIP passes are going for $650. On the resale market, four-day passes are averaging $567, with the cheapest four-day pass priced at $462. Single-day passes are averaging $249 for Thursday-Sunday, with the cheapest pass going for $134 for Sunday. The most expensive single-day pass is for Thursday, and is $190, according to data provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ.
The $335 four-day passes sold out in roughly one hour this year, with single-day tickets selling not much beyond that time frame. Last year, passes to Lollapalooza sold out in about 45 minutes. In 2014, early bird passes (which cost $225) sold out in about 15 minutes. In 2013, it took two hours for three-day passes to sell out.
Red Hot Chili Peppers made their first appearance at the second Lollapalooza in 1992, so their return to the main stage for the 25th anniversary is fitting. Radiohead last played the festival in 2008, and their anticipated ninth album release should make for an epic return for fans.