5 acts you've got to see at lollapalooza

besides the headliners

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Thanks to music festivals, we’ve got a unique form of stress on our hands that combines indecisiveness with FOMO. Sure, seeing the headliners are great and everyone is going to be talking about it, but festivals are about discovery, too. Let’s not forget that.

Lollapalooza is slated to take over Chicago this weekend and its lineup is boasting the big names: Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, and these cool indie musicians Paul McCartney and Metallica. It’s the folks nestled in the middle and bottom that pique out interest, though. They’ve been chosen for a reason and that reason is to make a fan out of you. Plan on making a point to catch a few songs of the following five artist’s sets. (If you can't make it to Chi-town, be sure to tune into Red Bull TV's Lollapalooza live stream here.) We can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.