Lollapalooza will return to Grant Park at full capacity July 29-Aug. 1, organizers announced Tuesday, ending months of speculation about Chicago’s largest music festival. The lineup is set to be revealed at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with tickets going on sale two hours later. Read more details, below.
“What’s up Chicago? I’ll see you this summer with my good friends, the Foo Fighters”
Dave Grohl says in a video that features Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell and Chicago public health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady announcing festival dates. The video, nearly two minutes long, also features music from rumored act Journey and Chicago rapper Polo G, a past performer.
Lollapalooza typically welcomes 100,000 daily attendees to see more than 170 acts perform across eight stages. This year, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result is required to attend. For festgoers who are not fully vaccinated, a negative test result must be obtained the day before entry. Organizers said they will detail the festival entry process in early July.
Lollapalooza and other large Chicago events were nixed last year to slow the spread of coronavirus. The 2020 Lollapalooza lineup had not been revealed before the June 2020 cancellation. Lollapalooza promoter C3 Presents was said to have paid the Chicago Park District $750,000 for last year’s canceled fest, per the terms of their multi-year contract, which is set to expire in December.
Source: Chicago Tribune