The festivals are back! After a year of music fans abstaining from their favorite pastimes, it’s time to return to the hallowed ground of their favorite music festival. As the vaccine roll-out continues across the country and world, more and more public gathering events are announcing returns. This week, Lollapalooza 2021 released their final lineup, as did Pitchfork Music Festival. And if those weren’t enough, Rockville and Riot Fest have also released their lineups for the year. If you’re ready to get out and rock out, we’ve got the information you’ll need.

Lollapalooza 2021

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lollapalooza is back this summer. Originally created by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell, the Chicago music festival has become a staple in the music world. From 1991 to 1997, the festival toured the United States. After a brief pause, it resumed again 2003 and toured for two years before receiving its current format of a four-day Chicago festival in 2005. Since then, every summer besides 2020 has seen the festival come to life in the Windy City.

Lolla festival is a champion of enjoying music across many genres, and the 2021 lineup embraces that sense of diversity and musical devotion. The 2021 lineup includes dozens of artists, notably Foo Fighters, Limp Bizkit, Illenium, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, Roddy Ricch, Jimmy Eat World, Journey, Modest Mouse, Dababy, Megan Thee Stallion, Marshmello, Miley Cyrus, Angels And Airwaves, JXDN, and many more.

This year’s festival will run July 29th through August 1st in Grant Park, Chicago. The festival is open to all ages, and kids 10 and under will receive free entry with a ticket-holding adult. A press release for Lolla shares, “In accordance with current local public health guidance, full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend Lollapalooza 2021. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 24 hours of attending Lollapalooza each day. Details on the festival entry process will be available in early July. Lollapalooza is excited to partner with the City of Chicago to encourage vaccination in Chicago in the weeks prior to the festival.”

General admission tickets start at $375 for a four-day pass, and VIP ticket options run up to $4,200. Hotel packages start at $2,350. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Lollapalooza 2021.

Pitchfork Music Festival

Lolla isn’t the only festival returning from the dead in Chicago this year. Pitchfork has also announced dates and headliners. Pitchfork is held every summer, organized by Pitchfork media, and invites artists from primarily alternative rock, hip hop, electronica, and dance music, although they have often branched into other genres. Pitchfork also focuses on integrating local restaurants and venues into their lineup, giving Chicago a neighborly boost every year.

This year, the three-day festival will happen in September instead of July. Dozens of artists are lined up, and headliners include Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, plus more.  The festival will be held at Union Park in Chicago, September 10th through 12th. Three-day passes are $195 and single-day passes are $90. The Pitchfork PLUS upgrade, including a range of exclusive amenities, is $385 for a three-day pass and $185 for a single-day pass.

The festival’s press release explains COVID protocols; “Attendees aged 12 and older will be required to provide proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test within the past 24 hours, each day of the festival. Visit the city of Chicago’s website for a list of local COVID-19 test providers, and vaccination providers. In accordance with current IDPH and CDPH guidelines, masks will be required throughout festival grounds. Masks may be removed when eating and drinking. Pitchfork is working closely with local health officials and will continue to update this policy as local guidelines become available.”

Visit Pitchfork Music Festival to purchase tickets.

ACL Heats up Texas Autumn

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Austin City Limits festival is back in Texas this year. The festival is running October 1st through 3rd, and the 8th through the 10th in Zilker Park, Austin. The two-weekend festival Has been around since 2002 and brings nearly half of a million music lovers to the Austin area. In the best Austin tradition, the festival incorporates more than just music; it includes booths and activities for families, some of Austin’s finest dining, and pulls the best art from the area.

This year’s lineup pulls some of the best in the business, with headliners including George Strait, Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Rüfüs Du Sol, Dababy, Erykah Badu, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, Machine Gun Kelly and more. Tickets run from $275 for a one-weekend, three-day pass, up to $3,800 for the more inclusive packages. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the ACL website.

Rockville is Back

 

 
 
 
 
 
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One of Florida’s preeminent music festivals, Rockville returns to Daytona this Fall. Formally titled Welcome to Rockville, the Rockville music festival usually happens in the Spring but this year will run from November 11th through 14th. November brings cool and comfortable weather to Florida’s southeast coast, so festival goers will enjoy the best the state has to offer. Rockville brings together some of the industry’s biggest names in hard or metal rock and despite the challenges of 2021, this year is no exception.

Headliners include Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Cypress Hill, Rob Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Metallica, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Anthrax, plus many more.

The festival will happen at the Daytona International Speedway and tickets run around $100 for a single day pass, and around $250 to $590 for three-day packages. Tickets can be purchased at Welcome to Rockville. COVID safety information and protocols will be released closer to the dates.

Riot Fest Announces 2021 Lineup, and 2022 Headliners

 

 
 
 
 
 
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And last but not least on our “festivals to know” update, Riot Fest has announced both it’s 2021 lineup and some big names for 2022. The Chicago festival was founded in 2005 and focuses on punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop. The festival also brings together Chicago’s finest eats and carnival rides to make everyone feel like they’ve taken flight.

This year, the lineup includes big names in music like Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Sublime with Rome, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Mayday Parade, and more.

Riot Fest’s three-day passes for the 2021 festival are sold out, but single day passes can be purchased starting next week by visiting Riot Fest’s website.

And Riot Fest is doing something unique; for a limited time, they’re allowing those worried about COVID or experiencing uncertainty this year to exchange their 2021 tickets for the 2022 event. And to get people excited for 2022, they’ve pre-announced two major headliners: Original Misfits and My Chemical Romance. So those who can’t make it this year are sure to get their money’s worth in 2022.

It’s been a long, quiet year without music festival scenes, but life is slowly returning. With the number of festivals announcing headliners recently, it’s a sign that things are getting back to normal.