27 Arrested, More Than 200 Hospitalized Over Four Days at Lollapalooza

Twenty-seven people were arrested and hundreds were taken to area hospitals during the four days Lollapalooza took over Chicago’s Grant Park, officials said.

At least 11 people were arrested for battery, trespassing and narcotics on the final day of the festival alone, according to Melissa Stratton, a spokeswoman for the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications. Three others were cited for fence jumping and trespassing and another 49 people were transported to area hospitals Sunday. 

That's in addition to the four people arrested Saturday for trespassing, battery and theft, Stratton said, and 10 citations for fence jumping and trespassing. On Friday, 56 people were taken to the hospital, while six people were ticketed and 10 others arrested, officials said.

Lollapalooza’s opening day saw just two arrests, while 72 people were transported for medical treatment, according to the city.

One of the arrests made during the weekend was a suspect who allegedly stole 60 cell phones at Lollapalooza. Further details on the incident and any charges were not immediately available.

Concert organizers encouraged anyone whose phone was stolen to report it on the event’s website,, where festivalgoers can also search the inventory of unclaimed items.

Last year, 12 people were arrested over the course of the festival – the first time it was extended to four days – while 34 people were arrested over three days in 2015.

An estimated 400,000 people attended Lollapalooza in 2016, making it Chicago's largest music festival. 

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