Lollapalooza 2020 has been cancelled + virtual event announced

Lollapalooza 2020 – planned for July 30 through August 2 at the historic Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois – has been officially cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic

Organizers have instead coordinated a virtual event for July 30 – Aug. 2 that will feature archival sets from Lollapalooza in Chicago along with performances from the fest’s other six international editions.

A full statement from Lollapalooza reads as follows.

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 — August 2, 2020 on your calendars as we honor our annual 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 include performances from around the city and beyond, epic archival sets from Chicago and the festival’s six international editions, never-before-seen footage from the 1990’s and much more. Full schedule coming next month.

Stay tuned to for more info on the streaming event.

Top photo by Charles Reagan Hackleman and courtesy of Lollapalooza

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