Perry Farrell is very optimistic that Lollapalooza could be an in-person event this August.

The festival co-founder said in a new interview, “If we can all stay on course, get vaccinated, stay socially distanced and masked up, maybe — please, God, maybe — we’ll get to go to Chicago in early August in one capacity or another.”

Farrell adds, “If it’s not a giant Lollapalooza, it might be a half-capacity Lollapalooza or no Lollapalooza. But I want there to be a Lollapalooza in some capacity so bad. But we can only respond to the people. If the people are getting it right and we’re flattening out and we’re going away from COVID infections, there’s hope.”

Farrell concluded, “I listen to [President] Joe Biden, when he thinks July 4th could be the first time we’ll have a small celebration. I’m gonna say that my first small celebration will be in August, and I wanna have it in Chicago.”

Lollapalooza was a virtual festival in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The livestream event featured new performances as well as previous headlining performances from the likes of Paul McCartney, Metallica and more.

This year will mark the 30th anniversary of Lollapalooza.


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