By Kevin Lopez
Editors Note: This story was updated on March 18 at 6:18 p.m. to add new information about the event’s lineup
A promotional game that Lollapalooza has posted on its website called “Lolla Legend ” has revealed several acts who will be performing at this year’s event. As seen in screenshots on Twitter of those who have finished the game, the acts are Metallica, Doja Cat, The KID LAROI, Lil Baby, Big Sean, and Cordae. There is still more to look forward to with the full lineup being released on March 22 at 11 a.m and the tickets at 1 p.m. Click here to play the game and stay tuned to The Collegiate for more updates.
Lollapalooza makes its return to Chicago this summer on July 28 – 31. Event organizers have announced that the lineup will be released on March 22 at 11 a.m while the tickets will be announced at 1 p.m that same day. This came as a surprise text for many who can sign up for their newsletter here. This year is different from normal tradition, as the tickets would be released first and then the lineup would be released later on. The tickets will be on sale for a limited time for $350 for a general pass, and the V.I.P pass will be $650.
An annual four-day festival that runs from Thursday to Sunday, Lollapalooza is one of the longest running festivals in the United States and one of the most iconic festivals in the world. Last year was the 30th anniversary of Lollapalooza and its return was considered a success against a backdrop of uncertainty.
2021 brought the return of festivals such as Rolling Loud in Miami and Breakaway in Grand Rapids. One of the most anticipated returns was Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago. Many were uncertain if it would come back due to the pandemic, but its return was a breath of fresh air for many.
Last year’s acts were highly anticipated as Thursday had Miley Cyrus, Playboi Carti, and Steve Aoki. Friday had Lauv, Marshmello, and Tyler, The Creator. Saturday had Megan Thee Stallion, Journey and Post Malone. Finally, Sunday closed the weekend with Young Thug, BrockHampton, and Foo Fighters.
The event was a success in terms of the tourism it brought to the city and the protection of its participants against COVID-19. With a vaccine mandate in place, those who weren’t vaccinated had to have two negative tests on site to gain entry. The event was not considered a super spreader event as roughly 90% of attendees were vaccinated. This year vaccinations are not required, though they are encouraged.
This year has brought excitement over the lineups, as the event organizers have done a good job of keeping it a secret. The rumors have been running rampant, but with nothing concrete. Many will be waiting for the lineup to drop to see who will be headlining this year’s festival.