My perspiring palm grasps the mouse tightly 15 minutes before 2016 Lollapalooza passes go on sale. There are two browsers open on a double monitor computer and iPhone 5S. All webpages automatically redirect to a waiting site that states I’m entered in some kind of Lollapalooza lottery system black hole. Would I ever get to see Die Antwoord perform “Baby’s On Fire?” No one will ever know.

Jane’s Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell birthed Lollapalooza in 1991 for his band’s final tour; the lineup read Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T, Rollins Band, Living Colour, Butthole Surfers and Siouxsie And The Banshees. This was polar opposite from the 170 acts scheduled for the 26-year-old four-day affair in Chicago, Ill. 400,000 folks from around the world are expected to invade Grant Park between Aug. 3-6. This year, tickets sold out in two hours and 24 minutes compared to last March’s 46 minutes. Once Chiraq’s Chance the Rapper tweeted “Yes I’d say go buy the #lolla ticket” to his 3.5 million followers, sales soared. You’re welcome.

Drool over the daily roster below:


VIP and Platinum packages are available here for the 1% who can make it rain. Otherwise, tune into Red Bull TV for a live stream or plan a European Lollapalooza excursion. Au revoir, and rock on!