Lollapalooza officially cancelled, hosting virtual event instead
With health experts and major concert promoters suggesting that large-scale concerts won't happen again until 2021, we've been waiting to hear what is going to happen with Lollapalooza, one of this summer's most major music festivals that hadn't been cancelled yet. Well, now it finally has been. The organizers write:
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 1990s and much more. Full schedule coming next month.
Stay tuned for more info on that virtual event.
Meanwhile, The Chicago Tribune notes that the festival was cancelled alongside other Chicago events, including Taste of Chicago and the Chicago Jazz Festival.
Lolla is also premiering a J Cole video from their vaults on Thursday (6/11) at 8 PM ET. You can watch that below when it airs, and meanwhile watch some classic Lolla footage of Alice In Chains from the '90s below too.
Check out photos of Lollapalooza 2019: