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