Lollapalooza has announced that this year’s festival in Chicago’s Grant Park has been postponed to 2021. The Lollapalooza announcement comes long after most large-scale summer music festivals have been postponed. At this point, smaller festivals as far out as September have already announced cancellations.
In a statement posted to social media, festival organizers noted that the health and safety of fans, artists, partners, staff, and community is their highest priority. The post made no mention of refunding procedures or putting a 2020 purchase toward next year’s dates. Lollapalooza highlighted that the festival’s originally slated weekend, July 30th–August 2nd, will now feature a digital celebration of the festival. The virtual edition of Lollapalooza will feature performances from around Windy City and beyond, as well as archival sets from the Chicago festival and its international editions and never-before-seen footage dating back to the event’s 1990’s salad days. Organizers promised that a full schedule of digital events will be available next month.
Visit the Lollapalooza website for more information, and see the full announcement below.