Lolla 2020: Lollapalooza releases full lineup for free 4-night virtual music festival

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Lolla 2020 music festival goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic
EMBED <>More Videos

Lollapalooza announced Lolla 2020 4-night virtual event to be broadcast exclusively on Youtube.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Lollapalooza's annual Grant Park event may have been canceled, but the music will go on.

Earlier this week, organizers announced that Chicago's largest music festival will go virtual with a free four-night concert exclusively on YouTube.

Lolla 2020 will kick off at 5 p.m. CT Thursday with remarks from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Perry Farrell, followed by performances by Alabama Shakes, Run the Jewels and more.

The event will feature 135 artists who will perform both old and new material, including some full sets from previous Lollapalooza events, according to event organizers.

Some of the musicians include Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Future, Gunna, Tyler the Creator and Outcast.

RELATED: Lollapalooza 2020 organizers owe Chicago $750K despite cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns

Lollapalooza may have been cancelled this year, but the music festival's organizers are still on the hook for $750,000.

In between sets, Lolla 2020 will also feature conversations organizers say are important to the Lollapalooza community, with speakers such as Perry Farrell, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, LL COOL J, Selema Masekala and more.

Last month, organizers announced the event, that is typically held at Grant Park, was canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

RELATED: Chicago city events canceled through Labor Day

Lolla 2020 will be exclusively broadcast on YouTube July 30 through Aug. 2.

For more information, visit the Lollapalooza YouTube channel.