A 53-year-old man was stabbed in the chest near the Lollapalooza grounds while re-selling tickets to the sold-out festival Friday evening in downtown Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the attack happened just before 7 p.m. on the corner of Adams and Michigan -- just two blocks from an entry gate to the Grant Park mega-festival.

A group of young men had approached and attempted to rob the victim of his tickets, according to the Chicago Tribune. During the struggle that ensued, one of the robbers stabbed the reseller.

The stabbing victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was last listed in stable condition, Fox Chicago reports.

Lollapalooza is a hot ticket for music lovers in and near Chicago. The three-day festival sold out weeks ago and some 100,000 festivalgoers are said to have packed into the park Friday to partake in the event's opening day.

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