Under normal circumstances, this is often the week that we might have finally learned who will perform at Lollapalooza when the festival returns to Grant Park this summer. But the outbreak of coronavirus has thrown plans surrounding Lollapalooza Chicago 2020 summer music festivals into disarray, with artists canceling tours and delaying shows because the live music industry reconfigures itself within the wake of bans on large public gatherings. Lolla remains scheduled to begin on July 30, but there’s undoubtedly some uncertainty surrounding the annual event, which is probably going why the festival has ultimately decided to delay the announcement of its lineup.
Organizers acknowledged the delay in posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook this morning, assuring followers that Lollapalooza will provide updates as soon as they will. “While we stay in close contact with local officials, we are well underway with planning for Lolla to require place as soon as it’s safe for us all to be together in Grant Park,” the message reads, suggesting that organizers are coordinating with the town before announcing further details a few 100,000-person gathering within the middle of Chicago.
We’ve been keeping track of rumored Lollapalooza performers and headliners for the past two months, but many of these acts have since canceled or postponed tours, which could affect their availability during Lolla weekend.
While Lollapalooza is sticking with its original dates for the nonce, other major music festivals have made some adjustments. Coachella has shifted from April to October, Bonnaroo will now happen in September rather than June, and Milwaukee’s Summerfest is moving its concerts to September rather than June and July.
Check out Lollapalooza’s Instagram post below and stay tuned for any additional updates about Chicago’s biggest summer music festival.
Instagram Post: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-Hle3OhrVV/
Lollapalooza Also Reschedules South American Festivals Due to Coronavirus
Lollapalooza has rescheduled its festivals in Chile and Argentina for November 27th-29th, while its Brazilian festival will now happen from December 4th-6th. Guns N’ Roses, Travis Scott, Tickets4Festivals will headline all three festivals; the remainder of their lineups are going to be revealed at a later date.
Due to mounting concerns over the coronavirus, Lollapalooza’s offshoot festivals in Chile and Argentina are on hold, while the status of its event in Brasil remains up within the air.
Lollapalooza Chile and Argentina were set to require place concurrently during the weekend of March 27th-29th. Their lineups boasted Guns N’ Roses, Travis Scott, The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Gwen Stefani, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, and James Blake, among others.
As of this posting, over 60 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Argentina and Chile combined. The Stadium Tour Houston is going to be at same time and there is no change in time yet for this event. On Thursday, Argentine President Alberto Fernández announced that each one large-scale gathering would be canceled or suspended to assist prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and warned that “whoever breaks the quarantine are going to be denounced for committing a criminal offense against public health.”
Both Lollapalooza Chile and Argentina are going to be rescheduled, though new dates are still forthcoming. For now, Lollapalooza Brasil remains a choice April 3rd – 5th at Autódromo de Interlagos in Sao Paulo. However, as long as Brasil has reported 77 positive tests for the virus (including 25 just today), it’s very possible that it too might be postponed within the near future.