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Chief Keef -- Sat, 12:15 p.m. Earlier this month, during the final sets of Pitchfork Music Festival, Arabmuzik was impressing with his rapidfire MPC drumming and out-there live beats, when Chief Keef -- a 16-year-old Chicago rapper with a recent major-label deal -- made a surprise appearance on stage for two songs, bringing his massive crew with him: an undeniable highlight of the weekend. Keef is one of the biggest names in Chicago hip-hop at the moment, but has performed few hometown shows, so his Lolla set is definitely one to catch.

Lollapalooza takes over Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend, with a three-day line-up topped off by headliners like Black Sabbath and Jack White, plus highly anticipated sets by the likes of Frank Ocean and Passion Pit. Those come late each day, but there are plenty of reasons to get to the park as soon as gates open. Here are seven of them. These acts all go on before 2 p.m. So don’t oversleep!

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  1. Not sure why Tame Impala or thenewno2 arent mentioned…..but Im checking out Jeff The Brotherhood and First Aid Kit.

  2. Polica are pretty fucking great. Agreed.

  3. Can’t wait to see Passion Pit especially after their long layoff. Clearly, Michael has been dealing with some issues (it’s even the focus of the “Constant Conversations” video: http://youtu.be/EBLuWKnKIn0). But, I mean these songs are so personal that I can’t wait to see how he performs them live.

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