Published Mar 24, 2020Chicago's Lollapalooza might not be cancelled yet — but it appears the festival is taking its plans slow this year. Not wanting to commit to an event that might not happen, the fest has delayed its lineup announcement until it's safe to proceed.
Normally around this time of year, organizers at Lolla would have dropped the full fest lineup ahead of the mid-summer event. But due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus through large gatherings, they're holding off — at least for now.
The festival released the following statement in light of delaying its announcement:
Right around this time every year, we come together to celebrate the announcement of another incredible Lollapalooza lineup. For now, we are at home, taking care of each other, listening to music, and dreaming of summertime in Chicago.
While we stay in close contact with local officials, we are well underway with planning for Lolla to take place as soon as it's safe for us all to be together in Grant Park.
We will provide updates as soon as we can. Until then, please stay home and take care of yourself and each other. We can't wait to see you!
While we can't be sure if the festival will run at all, it appears organizers are at least on top of the situation as the global COVID-19 threat becomes more serious.
Until we hear more, check out some Chicago sights with the festival's new recap video below, and try not to mourn the loss of festival season just yet.