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Spotlight: Lollapalooza Festival Guide: Essential Items To Bring

It is important to travel light, so you’ll only want to take things that you can carry on your person, and here’s your guide to the most important things to bring along.
Festival Lollapalooza

If you’re heading to Lollapalooza this summer, you’re sure to have an amazing time! An epic event that’s been running since 1991, this music festival sees crowds descending on Chicago’s Grant Park every summer to enjoy the unique experience. With a fantastic line-up of stars, and a packed schedule of after shows and parties, there are few better ways to enjoy yourself in the city.

However, with over 100,000 attendees, it’s going to be pretty crowded so it’s important to travel light. Avoid bringing a large bag so that you can get fast-track entry into the festival, otherwise you’ll be stuck in the bag-check line which could take a while!

With that in mind, you’ll only want to take things that you can carry on your person, and here’s your guide to the most important things to bring along.

Ticket & ID

This might sound incredibly obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people forget it. There’s no worse feeling, then waiting months for the festival of a lifetime, traveling to the venue, only to realize you’ve forget your ticket and ID. In a matter of moments the weekend can be ruined, and your more than likely going to be in a flood of tears. The solution however is simple, make sure to check regularly that you have your golden ticket with you. Don’t let forgetting your Lollapalooza ticket ruin your weekend, you’ll more than likely find another way to do that once your there (beer goggles).

Sunscreen & Toiletries

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It’s going to be hot out there. Remember, this is August at Lollapalooza in Chicago! So make sure that you bring along a strong sunscreen that’ll keep you safe from developing painful sunburn. After all, you don’t want to ruin the experience by getting burnt on day one! Always put sunscreen on before you leave home and remember to reapply it every few hours to keep your levels topped up – it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially if you’re wearing a vest and shorts. Aerosol cans aren’t permitted at Lollapalooza, and anyway, they wouldn’t fit easily into your pockets. If you’re keen to avoid taking a bag, invest in a small squeeze tube of a high factor sunblock which fits neatly into your pocket. Don’t forget to pack some essential toiletries also such roll on deodorant and of course the beauty products that have you looking fly as hell.

A Good Portable Vaporizer

What would a festival be without a good vape? When you’re heading to Lollapalooza, remember to pack light. That means taking along a high quality portable vaporizer that fits neatly into your pocket, but which still guarantees you an amazing experience. A portable vaporizer is the perfect choice – as long as it’s strong and robust body so that it won’t break easily, and its compact dimensions means it can easily be carried around with you – not to mention discreet in a crowd!


Let’s face it, there’s a chance of the no pants dance being a main feature of your festival experience. As fun as it can be, its always best to be safe. Make sure to pack contraceptives when heading to lollapalooza unless you want to have that awkward conversation eighteen years down the line with your child after they’ve asked, “Why’s my name Lolla?”

Comfortable Clothing

We get it, you want to be the sexiest looking girl or guy at the festival but don’t we all? Just because what your wearing is comfortable doesn’t mean you can’t look good. Keep in mind when piecing together your killer outfit that your going to be wearing it all day. Those big heels aren’t going to look so pretty when your feet feel like they want to crumble. The same goes for guys, those skinny jeans might make your butt game look strong, but does your important "groin friend" have to be punished by the hot weather? It's possible to look good and feel good, consider this when choosing what to wear to Lollapalooza.

So, there you have it, your ultimate Lollapalooza Festival Guide. From vaporizers to contraceptives we have you covered. It looks set to be an absolute belter, make sure to follow our advice and you’re sure to have an amazing time!

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