August 4, 2012 |
As storm clouds hovered over Chicago on Saturday, officials canceled outdoor music festival Lollapalooza until further notice and herded more than 100,000 people from Grant Park toward three underground shelters along Michigan Avenue. “ATTENTION: Serious weather is about to hit Grant Park,” @Lollapalooza said in a Tweet . “ALL festival goers must evacuate IMMEDIATELY. Head to our 3 evacuation locations NOW.” Minutes later, it began to pour. Violent storms in the Illinois forecast were expected to bring hail, winds stronger than 70 mph and rains heavy enough to prompt flash flood warnings, the National Weather Service said.
April 13, 2007 |
Pearl Jam will play what is scheduled to be the band's only U.S. concert of the year in August, topping a bill of more than 120 acts at Lollapalooza 2007, festival officials announced Thursday. The event will take place Aug. 3 to 5, once again in Chicago's Grant Park. Info: www.lollapalooza.com.
March 17, 2006 |
Kanye West, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Wilco are among more than 120 acts to perform at this year's Lollapalooza festival. The lineup, announced Thursday at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, is about twice the number of last year's festival, when Lollapalooza was downsized from a coast-to-coast tour to a weekend event in Chicago. Lollapalooza 2006 will take place Aug. 4 to 6 in Chicago's Grant Park.
April 22, 2005 |
Lollapalooza, the archetypal alt-rock concert tour that was canceled last year for lack of interest, returns this summer, but as a single-weekend event. The 2005 edition will take place July 23 and 24 in Chicago's Grant Park and will include a mix of hot new bands (the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Kaiser Chiefs, the Bravery) and respected alt-rock veterans (the Pixies, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., the Dandy Warhols).
August 4, 2012 |
Tens of thousands of concertgoers in Chicago were forced to evacuate the city's Lollapalooza as severe storms descended upon the city Saturday. Music was halted about 3:30 p.m. CST, and many fans were directed to one of three underground parking garages designated as "emergency evacuation shelters. " Fans were told to leave the Grant Park festival about one hour before the storms hit. All told, Lollapalooza was shut down for just under three hours. "Due to an approaching storm and warnings from the National Weather Service, Lollapalooza organizers have suspended the festival until further notice," read a statement posted Saturday afternoon on Lollapalooza's official site.
August 6, 2011 |
While you were losing your mind at Girl Talk (more on that later), one of the world's few remaining megabands took to the Bud Light stage on the north end of Grant Park. Coldplay opened with a wild laser light show. It didn't last long enough for some, a guy near me kept yelling MORE LASERS! when the band slowed things down towards the middle of their set. Call me whatever you want, music experts - I'm a Coldplay fan. There's something about their music that connects with me. Unfortunately I was working yesterday, so I couldn't camp out as close to the stage as I would have liked.