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Lollapalooza 2022: How to activate the festival wristbands?

Lollapalooza attendees must remember to activate their ticket wristbands before arriving at the festival, and can enable Cashless pay to speed up purchases.

How to activate Lollapalooza wristbands
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Music fans from around the world are descending on Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend for Lollapalooza 2022. Close to 100,000 people are expected to enter the festival grounds each day, making it one of the biggest music festivals in the United States.

Headliners for the four-day festival include Metallica, Dua Lipa and J. Cole with countless more playing across the weekend. Lollapalooza is a truly gargantuan event and as such an automated wristband system is in place to minimising queuing wherever possible.

Your wristband ticket should have arrived in advance and needs to be activated to allow you to access the festival grounds. You will need to know you wristband ID number (printer on the underside of the wristband) and your own contact information.

Simply head over to the Lollapalooza website and select the ‘Activate’ button to enter your details.

How to register for Cashless at Lollapalooza

You wristband will grant you all-important access to the festival and can be used to hold emergency contact information for each entrant. However the pin-enabled band can also be used to pay for food, drinks and merchandise inside the festival with just the tap of your wrist.

The Cashless system allows festival-goers to link their wristband to a PayPal, Venmo or any credit card account to make paying easier, and minimises the risk of losing your card in the crowds.

To activate Cashless payments on your wristband, simply complete the wristband registration process mentioned above. Your online account will give you the option to link your wristband to a payment method. Add your card information here and set your personal PIN for additional security.

Inside the festival you will see many bars and vendors displaying the ‘Cashless’ logo, these spots are open to use your wristband for payment.

As an extra incentive to get your wristband signed up for Cashless payment, Lollapalooza are gifting selected festival goers $10 credit for free when they register to use either a PayPal or Venmo account.

Remember that your wristband is non-transferable and non-exchangeable and the festival will likely eject you from the site if it is suspected that you are sharing a wristband to allow extra people to enter. If your wristband is damaged, lost or stolen you can request a replacement, one time only, if you pay a $25 replacement fee.


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