Virtual Lollapalooza Festival Weekend Happening on YouTube

Lorde at Lollapalooza. Photo by Liliane Callegari from Flickr Commons.

Starting today and continuing through Sunday, August 2, 2020, Lollapalooza will take over YouTube with four days of free music, comprised of the best sets from Lollapaloozas past as well as new live performances. The virtual festival will feature 150 performances and appearances by the likes of  Paul McCartney, Outkast, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metallica, and Arcade Fire. New performances will include a David Bowie tribute with pianist Mike Garson, the first Porno for Pyros reunion in 24 years, and special sets by local Chicago musicians.

Lolla2020 will also “highlight causes important to the festival’s history, community and home of Chicago.” Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will be hosting conversations with Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell and hip-hop legend LL COOL J throughout the event.

Since the festival is based in Chicago, it will start broadcasting early on the west coast at 3pm. The times listed below are Pacific Standard Time. The times on the official schedules above are Central/Mountain time.


Highlights for Thursday, July 30, 2020 include:

3:25 Tommy Lee

4:35 David Bowie Tribute

4:45 Lorde / Tyler the Creator

5:45 Jane’s Addiction

6:40 Pearl Jam / LL Cool J

7:25 Outkast

Highlights for Friday, July 31, 2020:

3 pm Tenacious D

4:40 Lars Ulrich

4:45 Metallica

6:00 The Cure

7:20 Chuck D

7: 25 Chance the Rapper

Highlights for Saturday, August 1, 202o:

3:05 Alabama Shakes

4:30 KAINA

5:25 Cypress Hill / Imagine Dragons

5:50 Porno for Pyros

7:10 Paul McCartney

8:15 Tom Morello

9:05 LCD Soundsystem

Highlights for Sunday, August 2, 2020:

3 pm Yeah Yeah Yeahs

4;20 The Clau

4:45 The Vixen

5:20 Starcrawler

7:35 Arcade Fire


Lorde photo link

Elise Thompson

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