It’s official, Lollapalooza wristbands are starting to ship! Now seems like a good time to discuss some of the awesome things your wristband can get you, besides access into the festival.
Lollapalooza takes place at Grant Park in Chicago, IL over four days, August 2 - August 5, 2018. Grant Park is right in the heart of the city, so the festival each day is open from 11 am to 10 pm for noise ordinance reasons. As discussed in my previous article, the party doesn’t have to stop at 10 pm for you, as you can check out the Chicago nightlife or one of the Lolla after hours shows!
But let’s talk about wristbands for Lolla. Make sure that once you have it, you activate it, but DO NOT put it on until the day of the event.
Once you’re activated, there’s the option to add Lolla Cashless to your wristband. This is the easiest way to pay for merch, food, and more inside the festival. Basically you tap your wristband to pay! You’ll have a pin you set up as well, so don’t worry, if someone steals your wristband they won’t be able to just make purchases with it.
This cardless payment method is sponsored by Citi card, which of course means they’re offering some added benefits. I’m not a City card member, but my mom is… maybe I’ll ask to register her card to my wristband so I can get some of the Citi card member perks.
Card members who are 21+ get access to the Citi Viewing Deck, which offers a premium view to catch artists performing at the Grand Park Stage. AND each card member can bring one guest to this space too! Which is SUPER cool, so you don’t have to ditch your boyfriend -- or maybe don’t tell him if you want to ditch him, IDK your life.
The viewing deck is also cleared after each performance, so people can’t hang there all day. There is a limited number of people who can get there for each performance, so go early if you want a space for someone specific!
Also, if you register with your Citi card by Aug 1, the first 8,000 people will get $10 to use at the festival instantly! Then after Aug 1, the first 4,000 will get $5! Pretty sweet right!