Lollapalooza, one of the biggest summer events in Chicago, is fast approaching with new protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago’s largest music festival will take place at full capacity from July 29th to August 1st, organizers said.
To enter Lollapalooza, concert-goers must present a hard copy of their COVID vaccination card, vaccination protocol, or negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of entering.
If a person tests positive for COVID within the 72 hour period, the organizers said the person can get a refund by sending the order number and ticket details to [email protected]
For those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, there is a mask requirement throughout the festival.
“Sure, an outdoor environment is less risky than an indoor environment, and when we combine that with an agreement that people there be vaccinated or tested every day, it really is as low-risk an environment as possible,” said Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady on Tuesday. “And so we were confident that we could continue without capacity restrictions. From a planning perspective, you know that the organizers of all events know that some things can change with COVID, but we expect at this point that we would be able to hold this event at full capacity. “
The festival comes at a time when the average daily number of new cases in the city is more than doubling in just a few weeks.
Still, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city’s chief doctor doubled their support for the event during a coronavirus update on Tuesday.
“As you have known since the initial announcement, we have been delighted to work with Lollapalooza on their decision to require vaccinations or negative tests for participants and that certainly makes the situation a little more complex, but we want people to good time and we want this to be as safe as possible, “said Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner for the Chicago Department of Health.” And we will certainly be watching this as we would any other gathering, but I’m more concerned about the many people who did not choose the COVID vaccine. “
Lollapalooza’s lineup for the 2021 Festival at Chicago’s Grant Park this summer includes headliners like the Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler the Creator and Miley Cyrus.
Other artists who will be on stage include DaBaby, Marshmello, Illenium, Journey, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch.
Here’s a look at the full line-up: