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Lollapalooza Returning At Full Capacity This Summer

Attendees will have to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

CHICAGO — Lollapalooza is returning to Grant Park this summer — at full capacity.

The fest will be held July 29-Aug. 1 at Grant Park, according to a Mayor’s Office news release. It typically attracts about 100,000 people per day, leading to its cancellation last year as gathering has proven dangerous during the coronavirus pandemic.

This year, attendees will have to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test result to get in. The result must be obtained within 24 hours of going to Lolla each day.

Organizers previously said they wanted to return this summer — but with a limited capacity to ensure attendees’ safety.

“Here in Chicago, the word ‘Lollapalooza’ has always been synonymous with summer, great music and four days of unforgettable fun – which made last year’s decision to postpone it all the more difficult,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a news release. “Now, less than a year later and armed with a vaccine that is safe, effective and widely available, we are able to bring back one of our city’s most iconic summer music festivals.”

This year’s lineup will be revealed 10 a.m. Wednesday, and tickets will go on sale at noon. A sneak peek, though: A video from the Mayor’s Office announcing the festival featured Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters.

More details on the festival entry process will be made public in early July, according to the Mayor’s Office. The festival’s organizers will partner with the city to encourage people to get vaccinated in the weeks before the music fest.

Earlier this week, Riot Fest announced its lineup for its September fest and Pitchfork said it’ll return in September.

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