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In July, Lollapalooza will reopen to full capacity.

Lollapalooza is coming back to Chicago in just over two months. C3 Presents, the festival's creators, revealed on Tuesday (May 18) that the three-day festival would be held at Grant Park from July 29 to August 1. Lollapalooza's return in late July will be one of the first major North American festivals since the outbreak in March 2020.


“Lollapalooza has always been associated with summer, great music, and four days of unforgettable fun here in Chicago, which made last year's decision to postpone it all the more difficult,” Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot said in a statement. “Less than a year later, we are able to bring back one of our city's most popular summer music festivals thanks to a vaccine that is safe, reliable, and readily available. I'd like to express my gratitude to the Lollapalooza team for working closely with the City to develop a reopening plan that prioritizes protection, and I look forward to seeing festivalgoers return to Grant Park this summer.”


Fans must show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results in order to attend. A negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours of attending Lollapalooza per day for patrons who are not completely vaccinated. In early July, more information on the festival entry process will be available.


“With all of our leading metrics stable or declining, we've made great progress in containing the spread of COVID-19. In a statement, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. said, "This is a cause to celebrate and why we're able to make this announcement today." “To ensure we have a healthy summer, I advise everyone to remain safe and smart; if you're sick, stay home; wash your hands frequently; wear a mask if you're driving or taking public transportation; and, most importantly, get vaccinated if you haven't already.”


Lollapalooza's lineup will be revealed on Wednesday at 10 a.m. CT. Two hours later, tickets will be available for purchase.

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