The Chicago festival will return to Grant Park July 29 through August 1
By Allison HusseyMay 19, 2021
Lollapalooza has been confirmed to return to Chicago this summer. It’s set for July 29 through August 1 at Grant Park. Today, the festival announced its full 2021 lineup, which features headliners Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler, the Creator, and Miley Cyrus, as well as sets from Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, EarthGang, Rico Nasty, slowthai, BROCKHAMPTON, Playboi Carti, Band of Horses, Young Thug, Modest Mouse, and many others. Find the full lineup poster below.
Lollapalooza officially announced its return yesterday. A press release for the festival stated that full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend. The negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours of attending Lollapalooza each day. The festival organizers are encouraging vaccinations by partnering with the City of Chicago.
“Here in Chicago, the word ‘Lollapalooza’ has always been synonymous with summer, great music and four days of unforgettable fun—which made last year’s decision to postpone it all the more difficult,” Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot said in press materials. “Now, less than a year later and armed with a vaccine that is safe, effective and widely available, we are able to bring back one of our city’s most iconic summer music festivals. I want to thank the Lollapalooza team for working closely with the City to create a reopening strategy that prioritizes safety and can’t wait to see festivalgoers return to Grant Park this summer.”
CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. added:
We’ve made tremendous progress in containing the spread of COVID-19, with all of our leading metrics stable or on the decline. This is a reason to celebrate and why we’re able to make this announcement today. To ensure we celebrate safely this summer I encourage everyone to continue to be safe and smart; if you’re sick, stay home; wash your hands frequently; wear a mask if you’re traveling or using public transit; and most importantly get vaccinated if you haven’t already.
Lollapalooza is the latest major festival to announce its return following last year’s mass COVID-19 cancellations. Rolling Loud announced a Miami edition for late July in April, featuring its original 2020 headliners Travis Scott, Post Malone, and A$AP Rocky. Bonnaroo and New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival are both slated to return the first weekend of September.
Revisit “What Does a Music Festival During a Pandemic Look Like? We’re About to Find Out” over on the Pitch.