The world-renowned music festival Lollapalooza takes place over 4 days in Chicago’s Grant Park. More than 100,000 music fans attend each day of the event. This year’s festival takes place from 8/2 to 8/5 and features nearly 100 bands including daily headliners Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, and Jack White.
You can expect a large police presence whenever there is such a large crowd of music fans gathered for multiple days. Last year, there were 27 arrests and 29 citations issued at the site of the show. But that doesn’t include the many arrests logged by state police or cops in other towns and counties across Illinois and even out of state.
Police are absolutely known to stop out of state cars or vehicles with Lollapalooza or other stickers indicating they are traveling to the festival. They will pull you over and attempt to justify a search for drugs or other contraband.