A sign outside the festival reads, “We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our artists and employees. You must follow all posted instructions while attending Lollapalooza. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending Lollapalooza, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy!” Delta variant, scammers highlight Lollapalooza concerns ahead of Thursday’s opening Everyone attending has to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test (test taken within 72 hours). This screening tent is for staff. pic.twitter.com/sMsn2Qxv3F
Attendees must show proof of a vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of entry, and masks are encouraged. Mayor Lightfoot and festival organizers believe the right precautions are in place despite a surging number of COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.
The FBI is warning that creating, buying or selling fake vaccination cards is illegal and those who do can face fines and prison time. What to know for Lollapalooza 2021: COVID-19 concerns, transportation, street closures
The festival gates open at 11 a.m. and closures are in place around Grant Park. Both Metra and CTA will have additional service. Masks are required on trains and buses, and no alcohol allowed. Lollapalooza starts at 11 a.m. -Closures in place around Grant Park-Metra & CTA Adding service; Masks Required on trains/buses and no alcohol pic.twitter.com/XQZ6KwatyJ Lollapalooza 2021 official lineup revealed
Headliners include Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler the Creator and Miley Cyrus. Other performers announced are DaBaby, Marshmello, Illenium, Journey, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch — among many others. — Jenna Barnes (@Jenna_Barnes) July 29, 2021
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