CHICAGO (CBS) — Could Lollapalooza be making a comeback in Chicago this summer?
Festival co-founder Perry Farrell, the frontman of Jane’s Addiction, claimed in a new interview that he is optimistic the festival will return in one way or another.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
“Maybe please, God, maybe, we’ll get to go to Chicago in early August in one capacity or another,” Farrell told iHeartRadio. “If it’s not a giant Lollapalooza, it might be a half-capacity Lollapalooza.”READ MORE: At Least 16 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
The four-day festival typically draws 100,000 people a day to Grant Park.
Last year’s Lolla was a completely virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic. Economists estimate close to $250 million lost and 2,400 jobs affected solely from the festival.MORE NEWS: At Bond Hearing For Man Authorities Say Was With Him, Prosecutors Say 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had Gun In Hand When He Was Fatally Shot By Police
CBS 2 earlier specifically asked the city whether organizers are applying for permits and is still waiting. But we do know staffers will not start giving out permits until March 31, which would give way for those summer events to move forward. That is contingent on COVID numbers trending downward, but they have been creeping back upward in recent days.