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Lollapalooza evacuated due to dangerous weather conditions

The city of Chicago is currently under a severe thunderstorm warning

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    The city of Chicago is currently under a severe thunderstorm warning, prompting Lollapalooza to evacuate the festival grounds at Grant Park.

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    Update – 3:25 p.m.: Lollapalooza gates will re-open at 3:30 p.m. CT, with music resuming at 4:00 p.m. An updated schedule will be released shortly.

    Update – 4:30 p.m.: An updated schedule has been released. It appears the city has extended its curfew and will allow Lollapalooza to take place until 10:45 p.m. Florence and the Machine, ASAP Rocky, and FKA twigs have all had their set times adjusted.

    Update – 10:30 p.m.: Due to severe weather conditions and warnings from the National Weather Service, Lollapalooza organizers and city officials made the decision to end the final night of the festival 30 minutes early. As a result, Florence and the Machine, Bassnectar, Kygo, and NERO ended their sets early.

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    Attendees are being sent to three emergency evacuation shelters: the Grant Park North, Grant Park South and Millennium Lakeside Garages.

    According to a statement, “Lollapalooza officials are continuing to coordinate with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to monitor weather conditions and determine when the park is safe for festival-goers to return.”

    Moon Taxi, George Ezra, and Skylar Spence are among the artists whose sets have been affected due to the evacuation. At the moment, it’s unclear how festival organizers plan to adjust the schedule.

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