Lollapalooza will return to Grant Park on July 29 at “near-to or full-capacity” after receiving official city approval.
Like many of Chicago’s favorite festivals and large-scale events Lollapalooza was forced to cancel last year due to the spread of COVID-19. As one of the oldest and most iconic music festivals in the United States, the four-day summer festival attracts around 100,000 to Grant Park annually.
The famed festival has now finally announced its lineup and released tickets at 10 am CDT today, May 19. Among many top-billed performers, Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, and Tyler, The Creator are the headline acts this summer while there is a surprise inclusion of rap-rock band Limp Bizkit.
Other popular acts revealed in the lineup include Megan Thee Stallion, Steve Aoki, Kaytranada, Marshmello, and Modest Mouse.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) May 19, 2021
The news of Lollapalooza’s return was hinted at last week when Variety Magazine reported that the festival had been given an official thumbs up to go ahead on July 29th through August 1st at near-to or -full-capacity.
There was no word on the official Lollapalooza website and its social media channels remained quiet until a post yesterday announced that the lineup would be revealed today May 19th. Tickets are now officially on sale starting at $350 for a 4-day general admission pass allowing admittanceto Grant Park for the four days of the Festival, July 29 – August 1.
— Loudwire (@Loudwire) May 19, 2021
In the last 24 hours, Mayor Lori Lightfoot also tweeted the news announcing that “full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test will be required to enjoy the festivities.”
It’s happening. @Lollapalooza returns.
In alignment with our public health guidance, the world class festival returns to the city later this summer. However, full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test will be required to enjoy the festivities.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) May 18, 2021
It is worth noting that the state will only permit the return of large-scale events while Illinois is in Phase 5 of its reopening plan. Illinois is currently in a ‘bridge phase’ and is expected to move into Phase 5 on June 11. While Lollapalooza and other festivals are going ahead this summer with limitations or at a later date than usual, everything depends on coronavirus metrics continuing to fall throughout the summer.
Like Lollapalooza, most large-scale events will go ahead on the basis that all vendors, performers, and staff are fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated attendees will need a negative COVID test three days prior to entry.
[Featured image from Twitter / @lollapalooza]