Lollapalooza is back for 2021 with vaccine/COVID-19 testing requirements

Wed. May 19, 2021 11:05 AM by Gerald Farinas

lollapalooza in 2019

photo credit // jerry nunn

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“We’re back!” Lollapalooza announced on its website. The international music festival will feature several stages of big name acts from July 29 to August 1 in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Organizers say that they are instituting a health policy that includes requiring either a SARS-CoV-2 vaccination or negative test result 24 hours before attendance, each day of the festival.

Details on how people will enter will be announced in July.

The festival has also added a legal disclaimer regarding participation and the risk of getting COVID-19.

“An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable,” Lollapalooza says.

“By attending Lollapalooza, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”

The disclaimer is legal coverage for any persons who might contract the disease and get seriously ill or die.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot was pleased with the announcement.

“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," she said.

"I want to thank the Lollapalooza team for working closely with the City to create a reopening strategy that prioritizes safety and can’t wait to see festivalgoers return to Grant Park this summer.”

Four-day general admission wristbands will be on sale for $350 while a general admission plus wristband will sell for $650.

Music fans wanting a better view and access to special lounges with shade and premium restrooms can pay for VIP wristbands for $1500.

The platinum wristband will include exclusive access to air-conditioned lounges serving cocktails, beer, wine, and food; golf cart shuttle transportation from the entrance to the lounges and stafes; locker; concierge and spa treatments; and other commercial gifts.

A layaway option for tickets is available. Tickets go on sale May 19 at noon CT on Lollapalooza’s website

Here's a look at the full lineup: