Foo Fighters and Journey will headline Lollapalooza 2021. The long-running Chicago festival is back this year at Chicago’s Grant Park and will run from July 29th to August 1st. Also appearing are Miley Cyrus, Limp Bizkit, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, Modest Mouse, All Time Low, and Young The Giant, among many others.
Tickets are now on sale, with four-day general admission passes are initially going for $350, but will increase in price as the festival date nears. For complete info, log on to: https://www.lollapalooza.com/
Ultimate Classic Rock posted the health stipulation for concert-goers: “In accordance with current local public health guidance, full Covid-19 vaccination or negative Covid 19 test results will be required to attend Lollapalooza 2021. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative Covid 19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours of attending Lollapalooza each day. Details on the festival entry process will be available in early July. Lollapalooza is excited to partner with the City of Chicago to encourage vaccinations in Chicago in the weeks prior to the festival.”
Journey’s appearance at the festival comes as a bit of a shock, seeing as how the alterative bent of Lollapalooza always ran on a far different track than those featuring classic rock icons. The band will be premiering its new lineup, featuring co-founder Neal Schon, longtime keyboardist Jonathan Cain, frontman Arnel Pineda — and rounded out by returning bassist Randy Jackson, and drummer Narada Michael Walden.
- Lollapalooza went virtual last year. going virtual in 2020. Lolla2020 was a four-night broadcast featuring new sets and classic Lollapalooza performances, and streamed for free each night.
- Among the performers were Jane’s Addiction, Alison Wonderland, Carnage, H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Kaskade, Louis the Child, Nghtmre, Pink Sweat$, Saymyname, TankAnd the Bangs, The Neighbourhood, Vic Mensa, Yungblud, Zhu, and others
- Classic sets from previous Lollapalooza festivals included Future, Ellie Goulding, Paul McCartney, LCD Soundsystem, Metallica, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run The Jewels, Lorde, Alabama Shakes, Tove Lo, Chance the Rapper, Outkast and Arcade Fire.
- The broadcast also featured appearances by Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, former first lady Michelle Obama, Perry Farrell, LL Cool J, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and others.