Lollapalooza Will Be Returning This Year But Only For Those Vaccinated


Since March 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has dictated many of our lives, hampering many of our experiences. Between the COVID-19 shutdown, stay at home orders and social distancing procedures, it was as if we were all living in some alternate antisocial universe. 

Although the isolation and interaction minimization was necessary, being told that all major concerts and music festivals, like Coachella, wouldn’t be happening really made 2020 that much more bleak.

Irrespective of the trying year, life is getting back to normal—whatever normal is—which includes the restart of major music festivals. Organizers of the famed Lollapalooza music festival have announced that Lollapalooza will be back active in Chicago’s Grant Park as of Aug.1, 2021.

According to CNN, “the musical lineup is set to be announced on Wednesday.” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot opened up about the returning festival on Twitter Tuesday (May 18) morning. 

“It’s happening. @Lollapalooza returns. In alignment with our public health guidance, the world class festival returns to the city later this summer. However, full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test will be required to enjoy the festivities,” Mayor Lightfoot tweeted.

Utilizing access to the legendary Lollapalooza festival is one helluva an incentive for COVID-19 vaccination. If I had any doubts about taking the vaccination they were completely obliterated by the possibility of raging out at the amazing and iconic Lollapalooza music festival.

Since 1991 Lollapalooza has been the hub for historic concert performances from exemplary bands and artists like Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West. 

For the last 30 years Lollapalooza has been one of the most beloved music festivals, gaining the same turnout and attention as California’s Coachella music festival. In honor of the 30th anniversary of Lollapalooza it is only befitting that the music festival be live and in full effect! Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

“Join us in Grant Park for the 30th Anniversary of #Lolla this July 29-August 1st, 2021. Lineup TOMORROW at 10am CT followed by tickets on sale at 12pm CT,” Lollapalooza tweeted.

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