Lollapalooza 2020 Cancelled!
With Lollapalooza being one of the last summer festivals that hadn’t been axed due to Coronavirus yet, that has now unfortunately changed.
Earlier today, the city of Chicago announced that all large permitted outdoor events have been cancelled through Labor Day.
Soon after the press release was dropped, Lollapalooza released a statement saying they would need to cancel the 2020 edition to now be held in the summer of 2021. The lineup for the 2020 edition was in fact never announced.
The statement read,
“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.”
They also went on to say the 30th Anniversary will now move to the summer of 2021.
In some positive news on the flip side though, on the original dates of the 2020 edition, July 30 – August 2, will see a virtual event that will include performances from around the city and beyond. They’re also promising epic archival sets from Chicago and the festivals six international editions, never before seen footage from the 1990s and more. The full schedule for the virtual festival is expected to come next month.
One of the things that has been a major issue for a lot of festivals is something Lollapalooza will not have to worry about – refunds. The festival held off on releasing tickets to the 2020 edition altogether when the coronavirus pandemic was starting off early in the year and hence they will have nothing to worry about in terms of refunding potential attendees.
More details regarding the virtual Lollapalooza event will be available next month.
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