Lollapalooza ’94

This year marks the 27th anniversary of Lollapalooza. So, to celebrate, we dug some photos up from our archives of the 1994 Tinley Park show.

These shots may be from over 20 years ago, but so little has changed. From eccentric people to unique foods and jewelry, the atmosphere and energy of Lollapalooza is strong and has stayed consistent through the decades. As 75% of the Lollapalooza crowd is between ages 21 and 34 (so currently born between ’82 and ’95), this glimpse of the 1994 festival provides a picture of what it was like back when their parents could’ve attended.

Latest in high tech gaming


Hard to recognize food


Same rockstar poses


Are these two eternals?


Funny faces with food


Aliens and such


Well the stores seem less handmade



July 15, 1994 (Tinley Park – Tour)
July 28-31, 2016 (Grant Park)

1994 – The Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars, The Breeders, A Tribe Called Quest, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, L7, and Green Day
2016 – Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey, J. Cole, Future, Ellie Goulding, and Major Lazer

Ticket Price:
1994 – $28.50 (about $47 today)
2016 – $120-$335 (General Admission)

See the rest of the Lollapalooza 1994 shots below.

If you’re still curious about what Lollapalooza was like in 1994, check out this article from the Chicago Tribune.

Comparatively, this hype video from Lollapalooza 2014 shows just how much the show has grown. People flock to Chicago to take part in the memorable event at Grant Park.

For the 25th anniversary, the festival will last 4 days in Chicago. The art market is set to feature lots of great pieces, and with Lolla Cares, you can do your part to make the world a better place. To get more on this year’s events, check out Lollapalooza’s site and tune in to the official Spotify playlist to get ready for the show.