August 4, 2017


Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2017 Cut Short Due to Extreme Weather, Fest Evacuated During Headliners

Noam Galai/WireImage
Noam Galai/WireImage

Despite on- and off-again rain throughout the day, Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2017 nearly made it through without any weather issues until the very end.

Just as the final four headliners of the night—LordeMusePorter Robinson and Lil Uzi Vert—were taking their respective stage, heavy rain began take over Chicago's Grant Park. Lorde started her set with an orchestra-inspired snippet of Melodrama single "Green Light," 2013 single "Tennis Court" and got through less than half a dozen songs until she told the crowd she was being pulled off stage due to weather. Sadly, the singer had just teased she was going to perform a song she'd never done live, just before getting the unfortunate news. 

The singer told the crowd, "The festival has said the weather is too crazy for us to play right now...I'm sorry I love you, I'll be back!"

All festival LED screens told attendees to evacuate the festival due to extreme weather and that shows would not continue.

Lolla Day 1 had intermittent rain throughout the day, but stormed its hardest during the headliners which led to the evacuation.

Stay tuned to Fuse for on-the-ground coverage from Lollapalooza including show reviews, artist interviews and much more throughout all four days. Below, watch us play the Fuse Emoji Tower with Atlas Genius at the fest below: