Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper among Lollapalooza 2020 ‘fan-favorite’ official lineup

The star-studded roster includes classic sets by Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, Outkast, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metallica and more.

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Chance the Rapper performs at “Chance the Rapper’s Parade to the Polls” at Grant Park’s Petrillo Music Shell in 2016.

A performance by Chance the Rapper is among the lineup for Lollapalooza 2020.

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Lollapalooza 2020, which was moved to an online platform due to the coronavirus pandemic, announced its official virtual lineup Monday.

The star-studded roster for the virtual 4-day music festival July 30-Aug. 2 includes fan-favorite sets by Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, Outkast, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metallica, LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding, Lorde and more from prior Lolla fests across the globe, as well as new performances and special guest appearances. And it’s all free.

The festival of music videos will air exclusively on YouTube starting at 5 p.m. each night. The complete schedule will be announced on Wednesday.

More than 150 performances and appearances featuring fan-favorite “classic archival sets from some of the festival’s most popular headliners” will be streamed.

New performances will also be among the mix, from artists including H.E.R., Jamila Woods, Kaskade, Vic Mensa and Alison Wonderland, and more.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to make several appearances over the course of the four-day run of music videos for a series of conversations with Lolla founder Perry Farrell, and rapper LL Cool J who will also host a nightly Salesforce “Make Change” series (highlighting industry leaders who use their talent as a platform for change).

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Lollapalooza organizers also announced partnerships with the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund, the Equal Justice Initiative and When We All Vote to raise awareness and funds for each organization. Donate via PayPal July 27-Aug. 2 and Lollapalooza will match up to $10,000 per organization.

In addition, PayPal is encouraging everyone to support local artists and restaurants impacted by the live festival’s cancellation through the PayPal Loves Chicago hub where fans can purchase items/order food from a selection of participants throughout the four-day virtual event.

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