The organizers of Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival have announced that they will delay revealing this year’s lineup because the coronavirus outbreak has left the festival’s 2020 fate uncertain.
The annual event is still scheduled for now to take place in the Windy City’s Grant Park from July 30th through August 2nd, but could face at least a delay. Organizers said in a statement, “While we stay in close contact with local officials, we are well underway with planning for Lolla to take place as soon as it’s safe for us all to be together in Grant Park.”
Lollapalooza has already delayed its South American events in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile until the fall, while Coachella, Bonnaroo, Shaky Knees, Treefort, and Ultra Music Festival have also been pushed back to later in the year. Meanwhile, festivals like Sonic Temple, Epicenter, Glastonbury and South By Southwest have been called off altogether.
The latest event to become a casualty of the pandemic is the 2020 Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware, which was scheduled for June 18th through the 21st. Performers included Rage Against The Machine, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Blink-182, Cage The Elephant and more.