(CHICAGO, IL) – Due to an approaching storm and warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS), Lollapalooza organizers and the City of Chicago have ended the first day of the festival early. Festivalgoers are being evacuated from Grant Park and are being directed by staff and the Chicago Police Department to pre-established underground evacuation and shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.
The three emergency evacuation shelters are the Grant Park North, Grant Park South and Millennium Lakeside Street Garages. All can be entered through vehicle entrances on Michigan Avenue.
“We are disappointed to have to end today’s performances early, however our first priority is the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” said Sandee Fenton, Director of Publicity for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Lollapalooza.
More information will be posted at www.lollapalooza.com.