Lollapalooza 2020: Air date, where to watch, performers and all you need to know about the 4-day virtual festival

The postponed four-day music festival will now stream as a virtual event for fans to enjoy over the weekend, with a mix of new and old performances

                            Lollapalooza 2020: Air date, where to watch, performers and all you need to know about the 4-day virtual festival
Lollapalooza (Getty Images)

The celebrated Lollapalooza 2020 festival, which is an annual arts and music festival usually held at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, will be going virtual this year since the original event had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fans of rock, hip-hop, metal, electronica and everything in between will have plenty to enjoy this time around as the organizers have recently unveiled the schedule for the upcoming live stream which will be held over four days this weekend. More than 150 artistes are set to feature and the event will also raise awareness for various charities and causes in between sets such as the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund, Equal Justice Initiative, When We All Vote and more.

There will be tons of interesting conversations since Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction) will be chatting with Chicago Mayor Lori E Lightfoot and LL Cool J, and will also be roping in friends such as Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Public Enemy's Chuck D and DJ Matt Pinfield. Farrell will also host a Porno for Pyros reunion for the first time in 24 years, a David Bowie tribute with pianist Mike Garson, and a Kind Heaven Orchestra performance with the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, among other surprises.

Here's everything you need to know about how, when and where to stream your favorite music performances, which features a mix of new sets and classic gigs from the vault, including from international editions of the festivals. 


Air date

The four-night festival will stream every evening at 6 pm ET / 5 pm CT from July 30 till August 2. 

Where to watch

Lollapalooza will air exclusively on YouTube on the official Lollapalooza YouTube channel.


The performances will include a range of different genres and stars such as Josh Homme, Jane's Addiction, Alison Wonderland, Tom Morello, H.E.R., Marc Ribellet, Chuck D, Tommy Lee, Vic Mensa, Starcrawler and Karnage. Classic sets will include taped performances from LCD Soundsystem, Metallica, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Run The Jewels, Lorde, Alabama Shakes, Tove Lo, Paul McCartney, Chance The Rapper, OutKast and Arcade Fire, among others. There will also be new sets from Alison Wonderland (Live Set), Kaskade, Carnage, H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Kaskade, Louis the Child, Nghtmre, Pink Sweat$, Saymyname, Tank and the Bangas, The Neighbourhood, Vic Mensa, Yungblud, Zhu and more. Here's a full list of the artiste lineup and 4-day schedule. 

Perry Farrell's Kind Heaven Orchestra performs at City Winery on June 7, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)


The Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell originally created the Lollapalooza music festival in 1991 as a farewell tour for his band. It was held annually until 1997 and then later revived in 2003. It moved to Grant Park, Chicago, in 2005 after Farrell partnered with the William Morris Agency and C3 Presents, the latter is now also associated with Live Nation Entertainment.


Here's a teaser of what you can expect to see at the Lollapalooza 2020 festival.


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