Lollapalooza, one of Chicago's biggest summer events, is quickly approaching with new protocols in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago's largest music festival will be held at full capacity from July 29 to Aug. 1, organizers announced.
To enter Lollapalooza, concert-goers must provide a printed copy of the COVID vaccine card, vaccine record or negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of entering.
If a person tests positive for COVID within the 72 hour-period, organizers said the individual is allowed a refund by sending the order number and ticket details to email@example.com.
For those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, a mask is required while inside the festival at all times.
"Certainly an outdoor setting is lower risk than an indoor setting and when we pair that with the agreement that the people attending will be vaccinated or tested every day that really is about as low risk a setting as we can have," Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Tuesday. "And so we felt confident that we would be able to move ahead without capacity restrictions. Certainly from a planning perspective, you know, the organizers of all events know that it's possible things could change with COVID, but we expect at this point that we would be able to have that event at full capacity."
The festival comes at a time when the city is seeing its average daily number of new cases more than double in a matter of weeks.
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Still, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city's top doctor both doubled down on their support of the event during a coronavirus update Tuesday.
"As you know from the time that it was first announced, we were really pleased to partner with Lollapalooza with their decision to require vaccination or negative tests for attendees and that certainly adds a level of complexity to the situation, but we want people to have a good time and we want this to be as safe as it can be," Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said. "And so certainly we'll be watching that just as we do any other gathering, but I am more concerned about the many people who have not chosen the COVID vaccine."
Lollapalooza's lineup for the 2021 festival in Chicago's Grant Park this summer includes headliners like the Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler the Creator and Miley Cyrus.
Other artists scheduled to perform include DaBaby, Marshmello, Illenium, Journey, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch.
Here's a look at the full lineup: