Lollapalooza 2020 has officially been cancelled.
Following the onslaught of music festival and concert cancellations, Lollapalooza announced via social media earlier today (10/6) that the beloved rock music festival has been cancelled for this year, due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“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,” read Lollapalooza’s official announcement on their website.
pic.twitter.com/qy5u6abGfJ— Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) June 9, 2020
The festival's official cancellation comes after the announcement of this year's intended lineup was delayed. Lolla 2020 was scheduled to take place from 31 July - 3 August at Chicago’s Grant Park.
However, in its place, Lolla will be hosting a free weekend-long virtual event for fans from 30 July to 2 August, starting at 5AM (TH/ID Standard Time) 6AM (PH/SG/MY Standard Time) every day. The event will include 150 performances and appearances, featuring also ‘performances from around the city and beyond’ and archive footage from past festivals.
This year's lineup includes renowned artists in the likes of H.E.R., Imagine Dragons, Chance The Rapper, Ellie Goulding, MAX, Tove Lo, Metallica, The Neighbourhood, Yungblud, Tyler the Creator, Peach Tree Rascals, and many more. There will also be special appearances from Michelle Obama, Jonathan Mannion, PineappleCITI, and more.
Check the full lineup here:
The full schedule will be revealed on Wednesday, 29 July. Watch this space for updates.
The festival will livestreamed via Lollapalooza's official website and YouTube channel.
Cover image credit: Lollapalooza Official Facebook Page