All Three-Day Lollapalooza Passes Sold Out Hours After Early-Bird Sale

By Lizzie Schiffman Tufano on March 26, 2013 9:38am | Updated on March 26, 2013 4:49pm

 Concertgoers leave the festival grounds during the second day of Lollapalooza at Grant Park last August.
Concertgoers leave the festival grounds during the second day of Lollapalooza at Grant Park last August.
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CHICAGO — The 2013 Lollapalooza lineup wasn't out when Early Bird Passes went on sale Tuesday morning, but that didn't stop the special three-day passes — available for a discounted $200 — from selling out in less than 10 minutes.

Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. and were sold out by 10:06 a.m.

Less than three hours later, the official Lollapalooza Twitter account announced that all full-price three-day general admission passes had sold out, too:

The lineup will be released on April 9, according to festival organizers. Also that day, single-day passes will be available for $95 apiece.

As of Tuesday afternoon, three-day passes were starting at $348 on resale website StubHub and being offered for as much as $500 on Craigslist.

In 2012, early-bird tickets were snapped up within 20 minutes of the sale going live, but three-day passes didn't sell out until April 18.

Last week, 750 super-discounted "souvenir" passes were available for $75 during a flash sale that went up with little warning and sold out in "the blink of an eye," as reported on the blog Brooklyn Vegan.

The three-day summer music festival brings big names in music to Grant Park annually in early August. Last year's headliners included The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath.

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