Chances are you didn’t get a ticket to Lollapalooza this year. When three-day passes to the $22 million mega-fest went on sale in March, they sold out within an hour; one-day passes sold out in two. But that doesn’t just mean you won’t be going to Lolla. It means that, if you live near Chicago, you won’t be seeing Lorde this summer. You won’t be seeing Spoon, Broken Bells or Chance the Rapper, either. In fact, you won’t be seeing a lot of the more than 100 acts playing Lollapalooza this year.
For that, you can thank Lollapalooza’s radius clause: A part of every band’s contract that reportedly bars festival performers from playing within 300 miles of Chicago for six months before the festival and three months after it.
Wow. I hope commutesounds is going.