Lollapalooza will return to Chicago at full capacity from July 29 through Aug. 1, after being canceled in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday.
Attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or record a negative test for COVID-19 within 24 hours before attending the annual festival that draws music lovers from all over the Chicago area to Grant Park, officials said.
The lineup for the four-day music festival will be announced at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with tickets going on sale at noon Wednesday at lollapalooza.com.
Lightfoot announced the news in a video with Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, that featured Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, perhaps offering a glimpse of one of the festival’s headliners.
“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,” Lightfoot said. “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.