Lolla2020: Watch the Official Lollapalooza Virtual Festival, Featuring 150+ Performances/Appearances — Streaming on YouTube 7/30 – 8/2

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In non-pandemic circumstances, the Lollapalooza Music and Arts Festival would be taking place this weekend. Instead, the mega-fest announced a significant “virtual event” in its place — one calling on Lolla’s vaunted history and featuring a dizzying array of talent.

The Lolla2020 virtual event will begin streaming on YouTube on Thursday, July 30, and will run the rest of the weekend, concluding on Sunday, Aug. 2.

On Wednesday, the official schedule of streaming programming was announced:

Per the press release:

The 4-night event will include more than 150 performances and appearances, featuring fan-favorite sets from previous festivals, including international editions, original performances from artists all over the world, classic archival sets from some of the festival’s most popular headliners and a series of special late-night performances. In between the music, Lolla2020 will highlight causes important to the festival’s history, community and home of Chicago.

Fans will be virtually transported to the festival grounds to experience epic past Lollapalooza performances from LCD Soundsystem, Metallica, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Run The Jewels, Lorde, Alabama Shakes, Tove Lo, including historic headlining sets from Paul McCartney, Chance The Rapper, OutKast, and Arcade Fire, celebrating the ten year anniversary of their Grammy Award-winning Album Of The Year, The Suburbs, and much more.

Lolla2020 will also feature brand new original live performances from incredible artists including Alison Wonderland (Live Set), 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 many more.

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will appear throughout the weekend’s festivities, including hosting engaging conversations with Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell and hip-hop legend LL COOL J.

Lollapalooza founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell will host candid conversations with iconic friends and tastemakers including 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.

Each day’s programming will go up on the Lollapalooza YouTube channel beginning at 6 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. CDT/3 p.m. PDT.

Thursday features Paul McCartney (his full 2015 performance), Josh Homme, Perry Farrell and Porno for Pyros, H.E.R., Tom Morello and more:

Friday features Tenacious D, Metallica, The Cure, Chuck D., Chance the Rapper and more:

Saturday features Gary Clark Jr., Ellie Goulding, David Bowie Tribute: Kind Orchestra with Mike Garson, Lorde, Tyler, the Creator, Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, OutKast and more:

And, finally, Sunday features Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Portugal. the Man, The Weeknd, Arcade Fire and more.

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