Virtual Lollapalooza to host 150 performances over four-day livestream

Featuring the first Porno for Pyros reunion show in 24 years.


Metallica performing at Lollapalooza 2015 / Photo: Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images for Samsung

This year’s edition of Lollapalooza will take place, like most events in 2020, in cyberspace. Over 150 archived and new performances will be hosted online during the four-day Chicago festival’s event weekend, beginning this Thursday (30 July) and ending on Sunday (2 August).

The massive virtual Lollapalooza will see three performances featuring festival founder Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, including a tribute show to David Bowie, the first Porno For Pyros reunion in 24 years, and a performance from the musician’s solo project Kind Heaven Orchestra, which features drummer Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters.

Other artists that will give brand new live-streamed performances include H.E.R., The Neighbourhood, Tank and the Bangas and more. An extensive array of performances from past editions of Lollapalooza will also feature in the stream. These include sets from Paul McCartney, The Cure, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metallica, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Alabama Shakes, LCD Soundsystem and numerous others. Check out the full festival lineup below.

Lollapalooza 2020 will also host several candid conversations between Farrell and “iconic friends and tastemakers”, including Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Chuck D of Public Enemy, music personality Matt Pinfield and more.

The full schedule for this year’s virtual Lollapalooza is to be released on Wednesday (29 July). The live-streamed festival will be hosted over YouTube.

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