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Lollapalooza

The latest updates and coverage of Lollapalooza, Chicago's biggest music festival, including performance reviews and photo galleries.

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Chicago festivals 2021: What events have returned, been rescheduled

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Lollapalooza not ‘superspreader’ event, says city’s top public health official

So far, 203 people who attended have tested positive for COVID-19, Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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Lightfoot: No regrets on Lollapalooza or concerns it will become super-spreader event

The mayor says her confidence in screening protocols at the music festival are bolstered by the fact that Dr. Allison Arwady, the city’s health commissioner, "went incognito," without valid proof of vaccination, and was denied entry.

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Everything you need to know about Lollapalooza 2021

Chicago’s biggest music festival returned over the weekend. Here’s all of the Sun-Times’ coverage from Grant Park in one place.

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Lollapalooza 2021 reviews, Day 4: Foo Fighters, Brittany Howard, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, Radkey, Neal Francis

The headlining set’s somber opening lasts just a minute until Dave Grohl’s band pours on the power for a thunderous two-hour festival finale.

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Lollapalooza 2021: Day 4 photo highlights

Lollapalooza is underway at Grant Park. Here’s a look at some of the sights and sounds from Sunday at the music festival.

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Lollapalooza cancels DaBaby’s performance amid backlash over homophobic comments

DaBaby has come under heavy fire after he went on a controversial rant last week at the Rolling Loud music festival that targeted gay people and those living with sexually transmitted diseases.

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Lollapalooza 2021 reviews, Day 3: Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Freddie Gibbs, Cannons, Michigander, Joy Oladokun

Day 3 at Lollapalooza featured Megan Thee Stallion in an empowering set.

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Lollapalooza 2021: Day 3 photo highlights

Lollapalooza is underway at Grant Park. Here’s a look at some of the sights and sounds from Saturday at Lolla.

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Lollapalooza 2021 reviews, Day 2: Tyler the Creator, Mick Jenkins, Polo G, Omar Apollo, tobi lou, Mothica, Black Pistol Fire, White Reaper

Tyler, the Creator closes out Day 2 of the music festival extravaganza with a powerful, art-driven set.

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Lollapalooza requiring masks for all indoor spaces Saturday and Sunday

On Friday, festival organizers issued a mask mandate for all indoor spaces.

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For Rookie, Lollapalooza is a homecoming — and a dream come true

The five piece looked out onto the early afternoon crowd and swiftly jammed through their first few songs, letting their brand of 1970s-inspired roots rock blast through the festival grounds.

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Lollapalooza 2021: Day 2 photo highlights

Lollapalooza is underway at Grant Park. Here’s a look at some of the sights and sounds from Friday at Lolla.

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Lollapalooza 2021 reviews, Day 1: Miley Cyrus, Black Pumas, Orville Peck, Playboi Carti, Steve Aoki, Jimmy Eat World

Headliner Cyrus welcomes a parade of collaborators — from G Herbo to Billy Idol — to sing as she sermonizes, sells merch and stands up for the #freebritney cause.

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Lollapalooza 2021: Day 1 photo highlights

Lollapalooza is underway at Grant Park. Here’s a look at some of the sights and sounds from the four-day music festival.

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Lightfoot takes Lollapalooza stage: ‘Thank you for masking up and vaxing up’

The mayor, a booster of the massive festival, introduces the Black Pumas and watches as her wife dances with the band’s lead singer.

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Lollapalooza fans optimistic as 2021 festival kicks off amid COVID-19 precautions

With COVID cases on the rise nationally and growing concerns about the virus’ Delta variant, Lollapalooza organizers recently introduced added precautions for entry to the festival grounds.

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Lollapalooza signs warn attendees they assume all risk for COVID-19 exposure

The signs make clear that Lollapalooza will not be held responsible if you or anyone you know gets COVID-19 while attending.

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Can’t make it to Lollapalooza? Watch it live on Hulu all weekend

The music festival will start its live stream at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

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Lollapalooza teams up with Ingenuity to donate $2.2 million to CPS

Over the next five years, the Lollapalooza Arts Education will invest $2.2 million to support arts education in CPS schools that lack access to arts programs.

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Attending Lollapalooza? You’ll need a vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test to get in

Chicago’s largest music festival is back for the first time since before the pandemic with strict COVID-19 protocols.

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Lollapalooking good? Despite case spike, Chicago in ‘good control’ heading into music festival, city’s top doc says

"I don’t want there to be unnecessary panic at this point. I just want to make sure people get vaccinated," Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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Lollapalooza 2021: From Miley to Megan, 10 must-see acts to catch this weekend

Though a few things have changed this year — no Kidzapalooza stage and strict new COVID guidelines to be aware of before heading to the park — the stacked four-day lineup is an impressive feat to have pulled off in record time.

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Street closures in place for Lollapalooza

The music fest runs Thursday through Sunday in Grant Park.

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Days away from Lollapalooza, Lightfoot says she won’t hesitate to impose mask mandate, other safety measures

"I hope we don’t get there. What we’re going to keep focusing on is pushing the vaccine," the mayor told Kara Swisher on the New York Times’ "Sway" podcast. "But my number one priority is to keep people safe."

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Mask pit? Pritzker says he’ll be at Lollapalooza despite COVID-19 spike: ‘If you’re vaccinated, it’s safe’

"It’s up to individuals to make a decision about whether they want to be in a large group," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. "I would recommend to people that if they’re going to be jammed together, please wear a mask."

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Lollapalooza 2021 after shows announced; Journey, Modest Mouse among the lineup

Performances from more than 50 artists will take place at at 14 area venues, including Schubas, the Aragon, Reggie’s, Thalia Hall and Lincoln Hall.

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Lightfoot celebrates Chicago’s reopening

Freebies such as Lollapalooza passes, gift cards to Chicago restaurants and retailers and a hip-hop version of the "Protect Chicago" music series and more were announced Friday.

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Lollapalooza daily lineup announced; one-day tickets on sale at noon

The headliners scheduled to perform are: Miley Cyrus (July 29); Tyler, the Creator (July 30), Post Malone (July 31), and Foo Fighters (Aug. 1).

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Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park

The lineup of entertainers will be released at 10 a.m. Wednesday; tickets go on sale two hours later. Full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend.

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‘Preferred seating’ at events like Lollapalooza could be used as vaccination incentive, mayor says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the "Vax Pass" is still just a concept, but the idea is to use it as a carrot, instead of a stick, to bolster vaccination rates among young people most likely to attend outdoor music events this summer.

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Some summer fun limited to COVID-19 ‘Vax Pass’ holders? ‘Vaccination is going to be your ticket.’

"As we build vaccine confidence and convenience, we’re interested in thinking about ways to incentivize people to get the vaccine," Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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A Chicago summer? CPD is planning for it

The Chicago Police Department refused to say what types of major events Mayor Lightfoot is contemplating.

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A virtual Lollapalooza has its virtues

Yes, the raw feeling of live music is missing, but being online gave this year’s fest a better chance to emphasize women, artists of color, social change and Chicago.

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Virtual Lollapalooza was ‘a massive undertaking,’ Perry Farrell says

The festival founder called in favors from big-name friends to secure footage for the free online showcase, with its emphasis on charity missions and civic engagement.