Lollapalooza is the #1 music festival – for sex and drugs

It’s sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, okay.

Lollapalooza is the top music festival for random sex and drugs, according to a new study.

Researchers surveyed 1,006 festival-goers, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z, to learn how they rocked the country’s most popular music festivals.

The poll, conducted by health advice website Innerbody Research in April, found that 84% of fans were planning to do drugs at a music festival this year.

More than nine in ten festivals admitted they’ll be doing something while listening to their favorite artists – with tickets to Lollapalooza (96%), Rolling Loud (95%), Burning Man (94%), EDC (94%), Coachella (93%), Bonnaroo (92%), Rock Fest (91%) and SunFest (90%)

The poll found that 64% of Lollapalooza attendees will use marijuana, 41% will use cocaine, and 37% will trip to LSD (acid), MDMA (Molly), or shrooms — or all three — while jamming to J-Hope. Dua Lipa, Green Day and more at Chicago’s Grant Park July 18-31.

Lolapalooza Top Music Festival for Sex and Drugs
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Lollapalooza’s followers matched the overall responses of all music festival attendees, who said marijuana (51%) was their top festival drug, followed by cocaine (23%), mushrooms and MDMA (19%).

Of course, high drug use can lead to high-risk situations, as most festival-goers (84%) have suffered a substance-related injury at a festival and the majority (59%) swear they will be sober the next time they buy tickets to a show.

Festivals have a potentially dangerous reputation for romance, particularly at Lollapalooza (30%), SXSW (28%) and Coachella (27%), where fans are most likely to have sex with a stranger, according to the study.

Lollapalooza didn’t immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

These findings come as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), drug use and overdoses have increased since the pandemic began in late 2019.

Health officials across the country have warned that STDs have remained high throughout the pandemic, with a specific rise in syphilis cases. Meanwhile, drug use and overdose deaths have increased dramatically around the world since 2019.

Aside from just saying “no,” experts say users should drug test, carry drug overdoses, and seek medical attention if a drug experience goes awry. Unfortunately, too few are aware of these resources.

According to Inner Research, “Drinking plenty of water, buying from a ‘trusted source,’ and microdosing are the top three safety strategies festival-goers report being practiced.” Lollapalooza is the #1 music festival – for sex and drugs

Emma Bowman

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