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Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival will offer free tickets to 1,200 vaccinated locals

The festival will run vaccination sites in the city from June 26th

Chicago's Lollapalooza festival is offering 1,200 free tickets to those who get vaccinated in the city in the coming weeks.

The initiative has been set up to help boost vaccine uptake in the city as the US emerges from widespread lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is scheduled to go ahead from July 29th to August 1st, after almost all coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Chicago.

The festival will offer single day passes to 1,200 attendees, with four vaccination stations set up across the city on June 26th. People can choose which vaccination station to attend, based on which day they'd like a ticket for. 

All four vaccination sites will host DJ performances on June 26th, and merchandise will also be given away to people while they wait to get vaccinated. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has dubbed the sign-up date 'Lolla Day'.

Vaccination is only open to Chicago residents. You can find more information on the initiative here.

Read DJ Mag's recent feature on how North American clubs and festivals are approaching their return to staging events here.