Lollapalooza 2020 is one of the many mega music festivals that canceled ticket sales this year due to the novel coronavirus.
However the show, which was slated for this weekend, will go on, albeit in a virtual manner at lollapalooza.com and livestreamed via YouTube.
Lolla2020 will take place through Sunday, with new sets by H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Kaskade and Louis the Child, among other recording artists.
There also will be 150 performances via the Lolla vault from over the years, including sets by OutKast, Arcade Fire, Paul McCartney, Metallica, LCD Soundsystem, Run the Jewels, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tove Lo and Lorde.
Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has his fingerprints all over the event. The singer-songwriter, who founded Lollapalooza, announced that his band, Porno for Pyros, will perform for the first time in 24 years.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will chat with Farrell and LL Cool J. Farrell will interview Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and Public Enemy MC Chuck D.
Farrell also will lead a Kind Heaven Orchestra performance featuring Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and David Bowie’s longtime pianist, Mike Garson.
At least Farrell is putting in an effort with Lollapalooza, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year.
- Ed Condran