The 2020 installment of the Lollapalooza festival has been officially canceled.

The festival confirmed the news in a statement which reads, “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.”

The statement continued, “Rest assured, we will be working hard behind the scenes to deliver Chicago a spectacular celebration of Lollapalloza’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.”

Lollapalooza did, however, confirm they’ll be hosting a “virtual festival” that will run July 30-August 2 and will include “performances from around [Chicago] 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.”

A complete schedule of streaming events will be released next month.


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