Here’s how to watch Lollapalooza 2020 without flying to Chicago


Apparently Lollapalooza is a pretty rad event to attend. I would have no idea because it’s only ever been hosted in Chicago and I have zero interest in massive music festivals. The last time I attended one, I couldn’t find anywhere to charge my 3DS and play Pokemon amidst all those people shuffling to some poorly tuned musical performances. I’m much too boring for 24 years old, I think.

Yet if there was ever a way to experience a foot-tapping, speaking pumping musical event, the comfort of your own home sounds pretty damn ideal. That’s the angle Lollapalooza is taking this year, much like every other massive in-person event on account of a minorly disastrous global pandemic. Digital events are all the range this year and Lollapalooza has jumped on the trend, following the example of wildly popular EDM festival Tomorrowland which also took place as a globally accessible virtual event this year.

Instead of cancelling, Lollapalooza will be streaming out over 150 performances which will be accessible to everyone in the world. The four-day broadcast will feature both previous Lollapalooza sets and “original live performances” by artists such as Vic Mensa, Louis The Child and Yungblud among others. I know, I have no idea who those people are either. There’ll also be appearances by more…widely known individuals such as Michelle Obama and LL Cool J although whether those will be musical in nature is beyond me.

For old school fans, some of the past sets will include Metallica, LCD Soundsystem, Run The Jewels, Lorde and plenty of others. Finally, I feel relevant once more.

The event will be taking place from 30 July to 2 August and will be free for all viewers. Don’t be bamboozled by the “Tickets” button the website, that’s only for next year’s event. If you want to tune into Lollapalooza 2020 it’s airing exclusively on YouTube and the event’s official site. It’s probably just easier to go through YouTube though given that the website will most likely just host an embedded video link to the YouTube page anyway.

(Source: The Verge)


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