Lollapalooza 2012 set to resume

Doors open again at Chicago festival as storm passes

Chris Eustace - 05 August 2012

Festivalgoers were evacuated from the event’s site in Grant Park, Chicago earlier today after warnings that a severe storm was approaching, with many attendees tweeting photos of dark skies, ominous clouds and driving rain.

However, the worst of the severe weather has now passed, and with officials having assessed the site, the go-ahead has been given to restart things, with a revised timetable now up on the festival’s website.

The latest tweet on the Lollapalooza Twitter page reads: "Thanks for everyone's cooperation. Doors open back up at 6pm!"

Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos was one of the first to relay that the festival would be resuming, tweeting “Just heard that we're back on for playing. Don't know what time yet. Will post when I hear,” confirming shortly afterwards that the band would play an hour-long set on the Bud Light stage from 7:30.

Acts will be back onstage from 6:30pm Chicago time, with Fun., Skream & Benga, The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Bloc Party, Avicii, Frank Ocean, Santigold and Red Hot Chili Peppers among those also playing tonight.

The festival is set to continue tomorrow into its third and final day, with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, J Cole, Florence & The Machine, The Gaslight Anthem, Miike Snow, Childish Gambino, Justice and Jack White on the bill.


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