Organizers Cancel Lollapalooza 2020 Due To Coronavirus

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Organizers canceled Lollapalooza 2020 due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The event was supposed to return to Chicago’s Grant Park on July 30 – August 2, where it has been held annually since 2005.

The cancellation announcement came with word that a “weekend-long virtual event” will be presented by Lollapalooza on the same dates the festival was set to take place in Chicago. The announcement stated the event will feature, “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.” The virtual event’s full schedule will be revealed in July.

Read the full 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 — 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.

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