Lollapalooza Is Officially Canceled

Lollapalooza has officially been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

It was only a matter of time before one of the biggest festivals of the summer was canceled, but it’s still a bummer to hear. Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot made it official earlier today (June 9th).

“We wish we could bring Lollapalooza to Grant Park again this year, but we understand why things can’t move forward as planned,” says festival organizers in a statement. “Rest assured, we will be working hard behind the scenes to deliver Chicago a spectacular celebration of Lollapalooza’s 30th anniversary in the summer of 2021, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.”

Read their entire statement below.

In lieu of the festival, Lollapalooza will host a weekend-long livestream between July 30th and August 2nd. Additional details will be announced next month.

The international versions of the festival in Berlin and Paris have also been canceled. Meanwhile, Lollapalooza’s South American festivals have been pushed back to late November/early December.

The City of Chicago has also canceled other summer staples, such as The Taste of Chicago, the Air and Water Show, and the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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