It didn’t take long for the organizers of Lollapalooza to rebound from Chicago’s cancellation of this summer’s incarnation of the annual music fest. They’ve announced plans to stage a virtual version of the event. Just hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city has called off all of its planned summer events, Lollapalooza organizers took to social media to say, “We understand why things can’t move forward as planned.” The statement goes on to read, “It’s difficult to imagine summer without our annual weekend together, sharing the undeniable energy generated when live music and our incredible community of fans unite.”
— Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) June 9, 2020
To compensate for the canceled show, Lollapalooza will be presented as a virtual event from July 30th through August 2nd, organizers say. The online concert will feature at-home performances by various artists and footage from previous festivals, the say. More details are expected to be revealed soon.