UPDATE 5/18: In a release, Lollapalooza announced its return to Grant Park and that all attendees will be required to show proof of being vaccinated or provide negative COVID-19 test results.
According to a report published in Variety on Thursday afternoon, the city of Chicago approved the return of the alt-rock mega event for 2021. Variety also said that an announcement regarding this year’s lineup would come in the next week and that the crowd size could be near full capacity. The city itself has loosened its COVID restrictions in recent weeks, with another festival slated to take place in early July.
SPIN has reached out to representatives of the festival and Farrell for comment on the situation.
Lollapalooza’s return would be another major sign that the pandemic is truly on its way out. Earlier this year, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino said that he expected major live events to return in the summer, and it looks like he may be right.