It’s just over two months away but that will be enough time to stage the 2021 edition of Lollapalooza, according to a report in Variety.

The entertainment site claims that Lollapalooza will return to Grant Park in Chicago at its usual time — July 29 through August 1 — and that the City of Chicago has given the promoters the greenlight for attendance “near-to or -full capacity.”

Lollapalooza’s website has not been updated and officials have not commented. Variety sources the story to “insiders” who say “an official announcement, likely with headliners, is expected to come next week.”

A full festival (or even half of one) would be a huge step forward, particularly in mid-summer, and augers will for the new ARC Music Festival, a new electronic music event scheduled for Labor Day Weekend.

The 2020 Lollapalooza was cancelled due to the pandemic, though some had held out hope until fairly late that slackening lockdown restrictions during the summer months would enable some iteration of the festival to go through. A virtual event was held in its place.

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