“Rest assured, we will be working hard behind the scenes to deliver Chicago a spectacular celebration of Lollapalooza’s 30th anniversary in the summer of 2021, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.”
Though there had been no line up for the 2020 edition of Lollapalooza in place, nor were tickets even being sold, the summer tradition that draws more than 100,000 people annually to Chicago’s Grant Park has officially been axed. As the Cover-19 pandemic continues to ravage the music industry, large-scale festivals like Lollapalooza seem further and further away.
It wasn’t all bad news however. Festival organizers have announced that hey intended to broadcast a live streaming event that will feature performances from various artists around the city. The broadcast will happening July 30th through August 2nd, just as scheduled. Read the complete statement from Lollapalooza below.
“We wish we could bring Lollapalooza to Grant Park again this year, but we understand why things can’t move forward as planned. The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and community is always our highest priority.
Rest assured, we will be working hard behind the scenes to deliver Chicago a spectacular celebration of Lollapalooza’s 30th anniversary in the summer of 2021, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.
It’s difficult to imagine summer without our annual weekend together, sharing the undeniable energy generated when live music and our incredible community of fans unite.
Keep July 30-Aug. 2, 2020 on your calendars we honor our anniversary tradition by bringing Chicago, and the world, together, around our common bond of community, civic engagement and, of course, live music. The weekend-long virtual event will included performances from around the city and beyond, epic archival sets from Chicago, and the festivals’s six international editions, never-before-seen footage from the 1990’s and much more. Full schedule coming next month.“