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Thanks to RedBull TV, fans who aren’t in Chicago can live stream a ton of sets from Lollapalooza this weekend. Before the fest gets into full swing, here’s a handy guide of what’s worth sinking into the couch for and which acts you can probably skip. From the not-up-for-debate Paul McCartney set to the ehhhhh-maybe-not-necessary Zella Day, here are some suggestions:


Friday Must Sees:

3:15 p.m., Glass Animals: The indie rock quartet puts on a seriously sexy live show that’s usually best served by the cover of nightfall (hello lights show!) but we’re betting their smooth R&B grooves can cut right through the afternoon sun.

5:15 p.m., St. Paul & The Broken Bones: This seven-piece soul set is riding a killer festival seaso, with breakout performances at Coachella and Sasquatch! and their sound wafts so nicely through the barrier of technology.

6:15 p.m., Father John Misty: FJM is one of the best performers around. If you don’t have plans to actually catch him this summer, tune in.

8:00 p.m., Dillon Francis: It’s Friday night and maybe you need a little help turning up. Cue up Dillion Francis’ set for some high-octane fun.

9:15 p.m., Gary Clark Jr.: Maybe you don’t want to turn up. Maybe you want to get down—that’s what this blues man is for.

Saturday Don’t Misses:

4:00 p.m., Wet: Ah, yes, the name—we get it. But the trio…do yourself a favor and make sure you get that too. This indie R&B act is here to stay.


9:00 p.m., Chet Faker: You don’t want to miss out if he drops that new Banks-collab into his set.

Sunday Be There or Be Square’s:

5:30 p.m., Twenty One Pilots: If you want to know what it looks like when a performer gives absolutely everything during their set, cue this one up. Tyler Joseph is in a rare class of entertainers, one we’d dare to assume jumps through your screen.

5:45 p.m., Galantis: This Swedish duo dropped their perfect-for-the-summertime debut PHARMACY last month, and now you can check out its live translation.

7:30 p.m., G-Eazy: G-Eazy puts on one of our favorite rap performances around—Chicago won’t be the only crowd jumping when this stream starts.

8:30 p.m., Paul McCartney: Here’s a chance to see a legend while they still command the stage like one. (Bonus: Sir Paul has been throwing rarely played gems into sets all summer long. Don’t you want to know which he’ll drop next?)

Check out the live stream here, or visit Red Bull TV online.