The iconic Chicago music festival Lollapalooza will be going virtual for the first time ever! It’s also going to be free!
For the first time in its 30 year history, Lollapalooza will take place over a four night YouTube broadcast from July 30-August 2 with “live performances, headlining sets from previous fests and appearances by Michelle Obama and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot — in conversations with festival co-founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and LL Cool J.”
This announcement doesn’t come as a huge surprise as live events with large crowds are still prohibited across America but with the success of [email protected], it seems like events like this will be happening much more frequently. The music industry has been hit extremely hard during the pandemic as most of the artists revenue comes from touring and live performances.
The full line up will be announced tomorrow, July 29th with a rumored roster of more than 150 performances and appearances for #Lolla2020. The performances will begin airing each night starting at 5 pm CT on its original dates.
The previously announced acts include Alison Wonderland, Carnage, H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Kaskade, Louis the Child, NGHTMRE, Pink Sweat$, SAYMYNAME, Tank and the Bangas, The Neighbourhood, Vic Mensa, Yungblud and ZHU. Previous sets include Paul McCartney, Chance The Rapper, OutKast, and Arcade Fire celebrating the ten year anniversary of Grammy-winning album The Suburbsby. Other artists include LCD Soundsystem, Metallica, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Run The Jewels, Lorde, Alabama Shakes and Tove Lo.
This year there are also going to be a large number of local talent broadcasting performances that were recorded at local venues throughout the Windy City.