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2021 Lollapalooza to return at full capacity this July

Festival producers announced Tuesday, May 18 on Twitter that Chicago’s Lollapalooza is returning at full capacity this July 29-Aug. 1 at Grant Park. Lollapalooza’s late July return will mark one of the first major North American festivals to occur since the coronavirus pandemic shut down concerts and festivals beginning in early 2020.

In order to attend, fans will have to produce full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours of attending Lollapalooza each day.  Details on the festival entry process will be available in early July. 

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot said in a press release: “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. 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. I want to thank the Lollapalooza team for working closely with the City to create a reopening strategy that prioritizes safety and can’t wait to see festivalgoers return to Grant Park this summer.” 

Lollapalooza will announce its lineup Wednesday at at 10 a.m. CT., and tickets will go on sale two hours after the announcement.   For more info, visit the official Lollapalooza website.

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