As Lollapalooza begins, Cook County added to indoor masking advisory for ‘substantial’ COVID-19 spread; Illinois mandates masks in all state buildings

Hours after Lollapalooza got underway Thursday, Cook County was added to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of areas experiencing “substantial” COVID-19 transmission. Citing that development, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker later Thursday announced a new mask requirement for everyone in state-run facilities, including those who are vaccinated, starting immediately. Cook now ...
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Lollapalooza continues Friday amid rising COVID cases in Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Lollapalooza continues in Grant Park Friday under strict COVID safety precautions. Thousands of people flocked to Grant Park on Thursday as the four-day music festival got underway. The city defends their decision to allow the fest to go on, even-though it may be a big risk. Signs...

With strict rules in place, Chicago hopes Lollapalooza will be remembered for the great music and not Covid-19 cases

(CNN) — The start of Chicago's famed music festival, Lollapalooza, has stirred fears of a rise in Covid-19 cases as thousands gather for four days of performances. The festival, which kicked off Thursday, is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of people to Grant Park in downtown Chicago. But with nationwide concern over insufficient vaccination rates and the increase of the Delta variant, the event that drew headliners like Miley Cyrus, Tyler, the Creator, Post Malone and Foo Fighters carries new protocols and fears of potential spread this year.

Lollapalooza 2021: Day 1 photo highlights

It’s officially here: Lollapalooza 2021. The music extravaganza by the lake kicked off today in Grant Park. More than 100,000 music fans are expected to attend the four-day event. Though a few things have changed this year — no Kidzapalooza stage and strict new COVID guidelines to be aware of...

Can’t make it to Lollapalooza? Watch it live on Hulu all weekend

Lollapalooza is back in person this weekend after a year of streaming-only in 2020, but music fans unable to make it in person can still watch sets online. Hulu is the exclusive streaming partner for Lollapalooza 2021. It will stream the Chicago music festival to all its subscribers from Thursday through Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. CT each afternoon. A full streaming schedule for all four days — which is subject to change — is included here.

Lollapalooza Kicks Off In Grant Park

CHICAGO (CBS)– Lollapalooza kicked off at Grant Park on Thursday, with Miley Cyrus headlining the first day of the festival. Organizers are expecting 110,000 people a day for the four-day music festival, the biggest event since the city reopened. Signs are up offering health screenings at the four-day fest, and...

What to Know Before Visiting Lollapalooza: Latest Guidelines and Regulations

Lollapalooza, one of the biggest music festivals in the U.S., is coming up fast, following up hip-hop fest Rolling Loud Miami as one of the music festivals making their big summer comeback. While everyone has already started to pack some bags and coordinate a plan (like we’ve said before, planning is key), it doesn’t come without a hint of caution this year. The annual fest comes after Lollapalooza postponed the 2020 event due to Covid-19, missing a year in Chicago’s Grant Park for the first time since 2005. But with an uptick of cases due to the Delta Variant and vaccine...
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The Daily’s 2021 Lollapalooza preview

After a year-long hiatus, the four day festival, arguably Chicago’s biggest musical event of the year, will return to Grant Park on Thursday. Boasting a star-studded lineup, the event is also taking preventative measures against COVID-19, requiring all attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. If...
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Lollapalooza 2021 reviews, Day 1: Miley Cyrus, Black Pumas, Orville Peck, Playboi Carti, Steve Aoki, Jimmy Eat World

Here’s a roundup of some of the sets at Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2021 in Grant Park:. Starting her Lollapalooza headlining set with “We Can’t Stop” (preaching the general theme of “it’s my party and I’ll do what I want to”), Miley Cyrus set the tone early on: It would be one helluva time and she would be making all the rules. In following those two tenets, the genre-bending star dominated the festival’s opening night.