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Chicago Offering Free 2021 Lollapalooza Tickets at COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Lollapalooza Festival
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Lollapalooza Festival

The city of Chicago is looking to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates by offering free one-day Lollapalooza passes to people who make appointments at one of four vaxx sites around the city. According to NBC 5, 1,200 single-day passes will be handed out to anyone who signs up to get a jab on June 26.

“Lollapalooza has called Chicago home for the past 16 years, and we truly love this vibrant city,” C3 Presents' Charlie Walker said in a statement. “We are pleased to partner with and support the City to encourage vaccinations.” After taking a year off in 2020 due to the global pandemic, this year's Lolla will take place from July 29-Aug. 1 at full capacity for vaccinated attendees or those who can provide proof of a negative test.

The four vaccination sites will be transformed into a "Lollapalooza experience" with DJs spinning songs by Lolla artists, festival-branded giveaways and free passes for eligible Chicago residents. Each site will have passes for a different day of the festival: Wilbur Wright College (passes for July 29), Richard J. Daley College (passes for July 30), Kennedy King College (passes for July 31) and Malcolm X College (passes for Aug. 1). Getting a shot on Lolla Day will also get you entry to a free show at the House of Blues, where you will be able to pick up your single-day pass.

The already-vaccinated will also have an opportunity to win passes, with a link slated for release on June 27 on the Chicago Dept. of Public Health's socials and website. For more information on the giveaways click here. This year's Lolla will feature headline sets from the Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler, the Creator and Miley Cyrus, as well as set from Megan Thee Stallion, Steve Aoki, Playboi Carti, Marshmello, Roddy Ricch, Jack Harlow, Journey, Limp Bizkit, DaBaby, Brockhampton and Band of Horses.