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Lollapalooza 2013

For the 8th year in a row, Lollapalooza music fest returns to Chicago’s Grant Park.

Headliners this year include, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, The Postal Service, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix and The Cure.

The three day festival has been sold out for some time.

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It will take about two months to repair Chicago’s Grant Park after hosting Lollapalooza.

Parts of the block will be cordoned off as mulch and soil is replaced.

There was less damage this year, since the weather was drier.

It’ll all cost up to $300,000, but Lollapalooza promoters will be paying for it.

The field will stay closed until the Park District decides its ready to be used again.

The Park District also receives a $1.5 million “guaranteed payment,” plus other fees and reimbursements, from promoters, to use at its discretion.

Lollapalooza 2013 took over Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend.  100,000 music fans flooded the fields each day, making the festival a sell-out once again.

WGN’s Marcus Leshock and the web team were amongst the masses all three days.  Below are some highlights from social media and our video collection.  For every gallery, video and more click here.





Photos: Phoenix


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