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Lollapalooza's Final Day Cut Show By Severe Weather

08/03/2015
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(FCM) The final day of the Lollapalooza festival was forced to be cut short by 30 minutes due to severe weather conditions and warnings from the National Weather Service and onsite weather monitors. We were sent the following details:

Based upon approaching weather, Florence + The Machine, Bassnectar, Kygo and NERO shortened their set times in order for fans to safely exit the festival grounds. More than 89,000 patrons exited as instructed by the various communication platforms put in place as a part of the festival's severe weather plan, as well as directives from public safety personnel onsite.

Severe weather, including lightning, was predicted to approach the area and festival organizers met with public safety officials and held multiple meetings onsite to determine the best course of action throughout the afternoon into the evening.

In anticipation of potential storms, patrons were alerted beginning at 7pm that the festival was monitoring severe weather and that the show may be impacted.

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