Similar to his compadre Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole has become increasingly political both in his music and social efforts. The rapper's live storytelling on 2014 Forest Hills Drive (which went platinum with no features, by the way) combined with the diehard love from fans will surely make for a meaningful headlining set.
Set time: Thursday from 8:30-10 p.m., Samsung stage
Sure, Lollapalooza booked the widely popular Major Lazer for their festival. But if you're looking for an alternative electronic/hip-hop act that is just as awesome, check out Flosstradamus' set. The Chicago trap duo will rip apart and piece back together some of your favorite turn-up tracks in the dopest way imaginable. Plus, the intricate set designs they told us about at Panorama festival are definitely admirable.
Set time: Thursday from 8:30-9:45 p.m., Perry’s stage
If you couldn't catch the dance-rock band at their long-awaited NYC homecoming at Panorama last weekend, this will be the perfect chance to see the recently reunited act in all their glittery glory. Also, just think of how fun it will be to hear "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" live!
Set time: Sunday from 8:25-10:00 p.m., Samsung stage
Lollapalooza doesn't have too many turn-up moments during their four-day stretch, which means that Future's set will be supremely lit. Get your fire emojis preset for Snapchat when he blasts through bangers from EVOL, DS2, What a Time to Be Alive, Project E.T. and Purple Reign. The rapper is currently on tour with buddy Drake, so let's hope the two reunite on stage in Chicago.
Set time: Friday from 6:45-7:45 p.m., Bud Light stage
Who doesn't love to dance? Disclosure is here to keep the fun electronic vibes going at the festival, thanks to fan favorites from the brother-duo's Settle debut as well as new jams from their summer Moog For Love EP. Their set will be even cooler if they decide to bring out some special guests (crossing our fingers for Lorde).
Set time: Saturday from 8:30-10:00 p.m., Bud Light stage
These rocking ladies are prepping for the release of their sophomore album, and they've been previewing the new songs at various festivals this year. If you're a big fan of HAIM, definitely stop by their set to marvel in their breezy '70s-inspired aura.
Set time: Sunday from 6:45-7:45 p.m., Bud Light stage
8With just one album under their belt, Years & Years have managed to release some of the best pure pop in recent memory. They fill a void that's been missing in the genre from male acts by embracing their queerness, sexuality and love.
Set time: Sunday from 3:25-4:25 p.m., Lakeshore stage
Along with giving us laid back, Crip Walking Long Beach tunes like "Norf Norf" and "Blue Suede," Vince Staples is also a big shit-stirrer. So it won't be a surprise if the rapper speaks his mind on Donald Trump or calling out the police for the ongoing unchecked shootings of black men in America.
Set time: Sunday from 7:45-8:30 p.m., Pepsi stage