Chicago’s Lollapalooza is returning and it’s just over two months away. Festival producers C3 Presents announced Tuesday (May 18) that the three-day festival will return at full capacity 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 pandemic broke out in March 2020.
“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,” said Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in a release. “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.”