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Lollapalooza 2016

10 Must-See Acts at Lollapalooza 2016: J. Cole, Radiohead, Future, Haim & More

The legendary Chicago festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend

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J. Cole

MORRISON, CO - AUGUST 25: J. Cole performs during his "Forest Hills Drive" tour at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 25, 2015
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Similar to his compadre Kendrick LamarJ. 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

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26:  Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at The Roundhouse on May 26, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by
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Well this one is a no brainer! Even if you're not the biggest fan of rock, missing a Radiohead performance that will include new tracks off A Moon Shaped Pool (and a possible "Creep" appearance) seems like a musical sin.

Set time: Friday from 8-10 p.m., Samsung stage

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23:  J2K of Flosstradamus performs onstage at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 2 at Randall's Island
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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

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LCD Soundsystem

MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 10:  James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem performs on June 10, 2016 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by Eri
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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

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 12: Rapper Future performs at the Buku Music & Arts Project on March 12, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisia
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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

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Dua Lipa

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This young singer is one of the hottest acts to come from the U.K. in recent years, and she will put you under her spell with seductive vocals and scorching tracks like "Last Dance" and "Hotter Than Hell."

Set time: Saturday from 2:00-2:45 p.m., Petrillo Bandshell

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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

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04:  Alana Haim, Danielle Haim and Este Haim of Haim perform during the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festiva
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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

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Years & Years

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03:  Olly Alexander and Mikey Goldsworthy of Years & Years perform onstage during the 2016 Governors Ball
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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

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Vince Staples

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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

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