The annual four-day festival, which was originally supposed to take place this weekend, will instead feature a free, four-night virtual event with both new and archived performances on YouTube.
Lollapalooza, Chicago’s annual four-day music festival, was originally supposed to take place this weekend. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, they will instead commemorate this year’s festival with Lolla2020 – an exclusive and free, four-day livestream event on YouTube.
The broadcast event will kick off tomorrow on Thursday, July 30 at 5pm CT until Sunday, August 2. The event will feature over 150 performances including archived performances from past iterations of the festival as well as brand new, live performances from select artists who will be performing from home.
Classic sets include Alabama Shakes, Arcade Fire, Chance the Rapper, Ellie Goulding, LCD Soundsystem, Lorde, Metallica, OutKast, Paul McCartney, Run The Jewels, Tove Lo and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It is reported that live original content includes Alison Wonderland (Live Set), 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.
There will also be special appearances made throughout the event including Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell, Michelle Obama, Gus Dapperton, LL Cool J, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, and more.
Check out the massive lineup below.
We all know by now that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide cancellation of music events including Lollapalooza, and as a result, music events have taken to the online world to host livestream performances instead.
This year, prior to Lolla2020, Lollapalooza had previously livestreamed two archived sets each week with their Lolla From The Vault series.
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