Get ready Chicago. Lollapalooza is back. One of the world’s largest music festivals has announced the lineup for its 2021 festival, taking place July 29-August 1 in Chicago’s Grant Park. The four-day festival will be headlined by Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler the Creator, and Miley Cyrus, with additional acts including Journey, Modest Mouse, Megan Thee Stallion, Band of Horses, Jimmy Eat World, Limp Bizkit, Marshmello, Brockhampton, Young Thug, Illenium, Brittany Howard, Young the Giant, Steve Aoki, Whitney, Freddie Gibbs and many more. According to a statement from the festival, “full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend Lollapalooza 2021. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours of attending Lollapalooza each day.” Tickets are on sale now for $375 and up.
Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place September 10-12 in Chicago’s Union Park, has announced its 2021 lineup after being moved from July to September. Headliners include Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, and Phoebe Bridgers, with additional acts including Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Angel Olsen, Kim Gordon, Big Thief, The Fiery Furnaces, Cat Power, Ty Segall & Freedom Band, Danny Brown, Waxahatchee, Jay Electronica, Jamila Woods and more. Tickets are on sale now for $90-$185 per day or $195-$385 for a 3-day pass.
Riot Fest, which will be held September 16-19 in Chicago’s Douglass Park, has announced its 2021 lineup. Headliners include Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Run the Jewels, with additional acts including Pixies, Faith No More, Devo, NOFX, Mr. Bungle, Coheed & Cambria, Vic Mensa, Lupe Fiasco, Dinosaur Jr., Gogol Bordello, GWAR, Best Coast, The Lawrence Arms, Les Savy Fav, Big Freedia, Andrew W.K., Living Colour, Fishbone, Anti-Flag, New Found Glory, Circle Jerks and more. Tickets for the 2021 festival are now on sale for $200-$1,600, with a limited number of tickets for the 2022 festival — headlined by My Chemical Romance — also on sale for $155-$1,500.
Having been moved this year from spring to fall, Chicago’s largest EDM festival has announced its 2021 lineup. Spring Awakening: Autumn Equinox will be held October 2-3 in Chicago’s Addams/Medill Park with acts including Adventure Club, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Galantis, Madeon, Martin Garrix, Matoma, RL Grime, Baauer, Zomboy, AC Slater and more. Tickets are currently on sale for $169 and up.