Lollapalooza Chicago 2022 wraps up 4-day music festival at Grant Park Sunday; 10-year deal announced

What happened to Lil Durk? Rapper shares he is taking a break 'due to the incident that happened at Lollapalooza'

ByTre Ward and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Monday, August 1, 2022
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Mayor Lightfoot appeared on stage Sunday to announce a 10-year deal to continue hosting Lollapalooza in Chicago, with a possible five-year extension

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thousands of people are at Grant Park Sunday for the final night of Lollapalooza 2022.

The night's headliner is the band "Green Day," to wrap up the popular the music festival.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot also appeared on stage before J-Hope's performance Sunday night to announce a 10-year deal to continue hosting Lollapalooza in Chicago, with a possible five-year extension.

"That's 10 more years of music, of arts, of support from the City of Chicago," the mayor said.

She added that it will also bring $4 billion in economic impact.

The event has taken place in Chicago for the last 17 years.

"Lollapalooza continues to be one of the largest and most iconic music festivals in the world and one of the longest-running in the United States," according to the mayor's office.

Event organizers also announced dates for Lollapalooza 2023 on Twitter Sunday night, saying, "book your hotel NOW."

The popular music festival will return to Grant Park August 3-6, 2023.

There has been an increased police presence inside and outside of Grant Park to ensure everyone's safety. So far, the festival has been able to go on without any major incidents, besides reports of minor thefts and intoxicated attendees.

One of the performers, Lil Durk, was also injured, the rapper posted on Instagram Sunday.

"Due to the incident that happened at Lollapalooza in Chicago on stage, I'ma take a break & focus on my health. I finished my performance yesterday for my fans. Appreciate y'all," he posted.

Durk Derrick Banks, known professionally as Lil Durk, shared a photo of himself on wearing a gauze patch over his right eye.

No further details were released. ABC7 reached out to event organizer but haven't heard back yet.

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The four-day event brings people near and far. One woman even traveled all the way from Canada for the final night of Lolla.

"Oh my gosh! The energy here is just so amazing," said Deanna Stewart, who traveled from Canada. "Everyone was actually so friendly and, as always, J-Hope is the way to go!"

"It's always good to come to Lolla and bring the city together from the world to Chicago, you know? So it always feels good," added fellow attendee, Roy French.

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Many attendees are hoping that good feeling remains for years to come.

Festival organizers said they are hoping a contract agreement is reached soon with the City of Chicago.

If you haven't made it out to jam out yet, the festival wraps up Sunday at 10 p.m.

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Even if you can't make it to Lollapalooza this weekend, you can still enjoy the festival live on Hulu.

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