Lollapalooza Launching Free, Four-Day ‘Lolla2020’ Virtual Festival, Streaming 150+ Performances/Appearances on YouTube 7/30-8/2


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Like so much else in 2020, there will be no Lollapalooza due to the COVID-19 pandemic — but on Monday, the mega-fest announced plans for an extravagant streaming festival in place of an actual one, scheduled for July 30 – Aug. 2, when the actual Lollapalooza 2020 was to take place.

Lolla2020 will stream on YouTube for free beginning this Thursday, July 30, concluding on Sunday, Aug. 2. More than 150 performances and appearances will be included in the virtual event, showcasing the incredible depth and variety that Lollapalooza routinely stacks on its concert bills.

Via the official news release:

The 4-night event will include more than 150 performances and appearances, featuring fan-favorite sets from previous festivals, including international editions, original performances from artists all over the world, classic archival sets from some of the festival’s most popular headliners and a series of special late-night performances. In between the music, Lolla2020 will highlight causes important to the festival’s history, community and home of Chicago.

Fans will be virtually transported to the festival grounds to experience epic past Lollapalooza performances from LCD Soundsystem, Metallica, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Run The Jewels, Lorde, Alabama Shakes, Tove Lo, including historic headlining sets from Paul McCartney, Chance The Rapper, OutKast, and Arcade Fire, celebrating the ten year anniversary of their Grammy Award-winning Album Of The Year, The Suburbs, and much more.

Lolla2020 will also feature brand new original live performances from incredible artists including Alison Wonderland (Live Set), Carnage, H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Kaskade, Louis the Child, NGHTMRE, Pink Sweat$, SAYMYNAME, Tank and the Bangas, The Neighbourhood, Vic Mensa, Yungblud, ZHU and many more.

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will appear throughout the weekend’s festivities, including hosting engaging conversations with Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell and hip-hop legend LL COOL J.

Lollapalooza founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell will host candid conversations with iconic friends and tastemakers including Lars Ulrich, Chuck D, Matt Pinfield and more. He’ll also lead a special Kind Heaven Orchestra performance featuring Taylor Hawkins, a David Bowie tribute with pianist Mike Garson, the first Porno for Pyros reunion in 24 years, and a few other special surprises.


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