Chance The Rapper, LCD Soundsystem, and Metallica are among more than 150 artists whose past performances will be featured during Lollapalooza’s four-night broadcast to commemorate the festival this weekend.
The free Lolla2020 event takes place on the original dates of the Chicago-based festival, Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2. It will be available for viewing on Lolla's website and YouTube channel.
Additional “epic past Lollapalooza performances” will feature the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Run The Jewels, Lorde, Alabama Shakes, Tove Lo, Paul McCartney, OutKast, Arcade Fire, The Suburbs, and much more.
The event will also feature brand new original live performances from Alison Wonderland, Carnage, H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Kaskade, Louis the Child, NGHTMRE, Pink Sweat$, SAYMYNAME, The Neighbourhood, Vic Mensa, Yungblud, ZHU, Tank and the Bangas and many more.
Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will appear throughout the weekend’s festivities to host engaging conversations with Lollapalooza founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell as well as hip-hop legend LL COOL J.
Farrell will host conversations with friends like Lars Ulrich, Chuck D, Matt Pinfield and more. He’ll also lead a special Kind Heaven Orchestra performance featuring Taylor Hawkins, a David Bowie tribute with pianist Mike Garson, the first Porno for Pyros reunion in 24 years, and a few other special surprises.
Local artists presented in collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will join the lineup. Among them are Jamila Woods, KAINA, Peter CottonTale, Rebirth Poetry Ensemble, Emon Fowler, Linda Sol, The Era Footwork Crew, and Heavy Steppers with Jamal Smallz.