Another weekend, another music festival. Today, July 28, marks the official start of Lollapalooza, which, for the uninitiated, is like Coachella’s low-key cousin who hates flower crowns and prefers parks to polo fields. To prepare you for the action-packed weekend, we asked Vampire Weekend bassist and budding DJ Chris Baio, aka Baio, who will be spinning in Grant Park on Saturday, for his favorite songs from this year’s lineup.
“A lot of the best musical experiences in my life have happened in Chicago during the summertime,” he told InStyle ahead of the fest. “Lollapalooza is my absolute favorite festival to play in the world (I mean it!), so I figured I’d pick some joyous summertime jams to get myself psyched up for the gig.” From headliners to opening acts, listen to his 11-song playlist below as you pack your festival gear, or buy your last-minute plane ticket.
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