Lollapalooza is a music even. This music event takes place in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, every year. In 1991, it began as a travelling event. Alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and electronic music are examples of music genres.
There have also been performances by visual artists, charitable organizations, and political groups at Lollapalooza. In Chicago’s Grant Park, the event attracts an estimated 400,000 people every July, and it sells out every year.
Known as one of the world’s largest and most renowned music festivals, Lollapalooza has been operating for more than 30 years.
This Year’s Lollapalooza Starts on Thursday, July 29 and Ends on Sunday, August 1.
Lollapalooza 2021 Line Up:
Covid-19 Effect on Lollapalooza 2021
Infectious disease scientists at Northwestern University are prepared for a spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the next weeks.
Lollapalooza kicked off at Chicago's Grant Park on Thursday. Organizers are expecting 110,000 people a day for the four-day music festival – the biggest event since the city reopened. pic.twitter.com/dSF9Dnt7qa— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 30, 2021
A pediatrician and professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine called the situation “disastrous.” People are coming from all around, including the United States, and I’m not sure how the organizers will enforce mask wearing, social distance, and handwashing.
According to Mayor Loretta Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health and Lollapalooza’s own health specialists determined that the event could go on as planned despite an increase in cases attributed to the delta strain.
Massive audiences attended several events on the first day of the four-day event, which city authorities have dubbed the largest music festival in the world this year.
Concert-goers must present a printed copy of their COVID vaccination card, vaccine record, or negative coronavirus test within 72 hours before visiting Lollapalooza in order to get entrance. Vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test, according to Northwestern’s Dr. Robert Murphy, are helpful, but “they’re not enough in the thick of a pandemic,” he added.
If you are not immune to COVID-19, you must wear a mask at all times while at the festival. The mask requirement and social segregation, on the other hand, are being questioned by certain infectious disease professionals.
According to a tweet from Lollapalooza on Friday evening, masks will be required in all interior locations starting Saturday. This follows a recommendation from Chicago municipal officials that all residents over the age of 2 wear masks in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.
Based on the latest advice from the Chicago Department of Public Health, Lollapalooza will require masks in any indoor spaces at Grant Park beginning Saturday. We encourage all fans attending the festival to bring a mask as they attend the final two days of the festival. pic.twitter.com/EHndLVR55i— Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) July 30, 2021
Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the CDPH, told a press conference earlier this week that there will “very likely” be some cases linked with the four-day concert series.
We are, he added, “far more responsible” than many other huge gatherings throughout the country, he remarked.