McCart­ney, Chance in the vir­tual lineup of fan fa­vorites at Lol­la­palooza 2020

Chicago Sun-Times - - ENTERTAINM­ENT - BY MIRIAM DI NUNZIO, STAFF RE­PORTER md­i­n­un­zio@sun­times.com | @Miri­amDiNun­zio

Lol­la­palooza 2020, which was moved to an on­line plat­form due to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic, an­nounced its vir­tual lineup Mon­day.

The star-stud­ded ros­ter for the vir­tual four-day mu­sic fes­ti­val Thurs­day through Sun­day in­cludes fan-fa­vorite sets by Paul McCart­ney, Chance the Rap­per, Ar­cade Fire, Outkast, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Me­tal­lica, LCD Soundsys­tem, El­lie Gould­ing, Lorde and oth­ers from prior Lolla fests across the globe, as well as new per­for­mances and guest ap­pear­ances. And it’s all free.

The fes­ti­val of mu­sic videos will air ex­clu­sively on YouTube start­ing at 5 p.m. each night. The com­plete sched­ule will be an­nounced Wed­nes­day.

More than 150 per­for­mances and ap­pear­ances fea­tur­ing fan­fa­vorite “clas­sic archival sets from some of the fes­ti­val’s most pop­u­lar headliners” will be streamed.

New per­for­mances also will be among the mix, from artists in­clud­ing H.E.R., Jamila Woods, Kaskade, Vic Mensa and Ali­son Won­der­land.

Mayor Lori Light­foot is sched­uled to make sev­eral ap­pear­ances dur­ing the four-day run for a se­ries of con­ver­sa­tions with Lolla founder Perry Far­rell, and rap­per LL Cool J will host a nightly Sales­force “Make Change” se­ries (high­light­ing in­dus­try lead­ers who use their talent as a plat­form for change).

Lol­la­palooza or­ga­niz­ers also an­nounced part­ner­ships with the Arts for Illi­nois Relief Fund, the Equal Jus­tice Ini­tia­tive and When We All Vote. Do­nate via Pay­Pal through Aug. 2 and Lol­la­palooza will match up to $10,000 per or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Paul McCart­ney

Chance the Rap­per

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