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By: The Verge
TL;DR Lollapalooza is taking a huge step by offering a FREE four-day online concert.
Events with thousands of attendees, like concerts, won’t really be possible this year. Many concerts have been canceled or postponed…HOWEVER…not Lollapalooza. This year’s festival will be on YouTube, streaming from July 30th to August 2nd at 6 pm ET, and the best part is that it’s FREE! The four-day special will include over 150 performances, some new this year and some favorites from past years.
Drum roll, please! New-to-scene artists like H.E.R. Louis the Child and Kaskade are on the playlist. The performances from past years feature fan favorites that include Lorde, Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper, and Tyler the Creator, and the list goes on.
A sign of the times, Lollapalooza isn’t the only festival to move online. YouTube was used to show Tomorrowland, the EDM festival, virtually this year, as well many other artists have turned to different online platforms like Instagram and Minecraft to interact with fans digitally. While it won’t be quite the same as attending the performances in-person, this is a cool way for festival lovers to listen to their favorite music from home, even if it’s just in the background while you make dinner.
Written by: Sofia Christensen, Intern
Edited by: Lisa Knight, COO & Mentor