Your 2013 Lollapalooza Genre Guide

by (@sllambe)

If you like Kendrick Lamar…

Hip-hop and R&B fans have less options to choose from at this year’s festival. However, there are a few solid acts taking one of the many stages in Chicago.


Fans should plan to kick off Lollapalooza with R&B songstress, Emeli Sande, on Friday at 1 pm. Following the funky diva is a show by Jessie Ware, who takes the stage at 3:15 followed by rapper, Theophilus London at 4:45. Friday closes out with Chicago-born, Chance The Rapper. The 19-year-old first made noise in 2011 and has been building buzz ever since.

Saturday mixes up the vibe with a late start with Texas crooner, Charles Bradley, at 2:45 pm. If fans want to get their bounce on then they should head over to Perry’s Tent for the meme-turned-number 1 hit, “Harlem Shake,” from Baauer. The night closes out with the genre’s two biggest names at the festival, Kendrick Lamar (6:45) and Azealia Banks (8:45).

Sunday opens with Banks’ Twitter frenemy, Angel Haze, who kicks off the last day at 2 pm. Fans should immediately move over to the Lake Shore stage for a folky/R&B performance by Lianne La Havas. The break after her show is the perfect time to hit the festival’s Chow Town, a food truck gathering, for lunch and a beer before Major Lazer and 2 Chainz close the festival at 7 and 7:15 pm respectively.

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