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Bonnaroo 2013: 10 Must-See Acts

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Bonnaroo 2013: 10 Must-See Acts

This year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (June 13-16) is, per usual, jam-packed with talent. "You just feel so wild and free," says Jim James of the behemoth fest, now in its twelfth year. Like always, though, there are tough decisions to make regarding which acts to catch. Luckily, Rolling Stone has you covered. Check out our picks for the 10 must-see acts, from hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar to L.A. sister rockers Haim.

By Dan Hyman

Father John Misty

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Father John Misty

Former Fleet Foxes drummer J Tillman, who since leaving the group in 2011 has performed as genteel singer-songwriter Father John Misty, has become a festival regular: this year alone he's already played Coachella and Sasquatch, and will hit Lollapalooza later this summer. Fear Fun, Tillman's SoCal-pop leaning 2012 LP, is his best work to date – the singer's power lies in making death and bad drug experiences sound like a scenic drive through Laurel Canyon.

Kevin Parker Tame Impala

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Tame Impala

With Lonerism, Australia's Tame Impala crafted one of last year's finest albums. Still, to them, even as they prepare to head out on a massive summer tour – which in addition to a slot at Bonnaroo finds the psych-rockers touching down everywhere from Paris to Japan – the notion that they're now bonafide rock stars remains laughable. "My housemate will tell me he saw something on the Internet about me being like a rock god, and we'll have a laugh," says frontman Kevin Parker. "It's such an absurd idea."

Este Haim Danielle Haim

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This L.A. sister trio were bred to rock: Danielle, 24, Alana, 21 and Este, 27 spent their childhood in a family band, and following Danielle's stint touring with Julian Casablancas, dropped their slick, Fleetwood Mac-vibing synth-rock EP, Forever. Their live show, perfected this summer on the road with Vampire Weekend before they release their debut full-length, is as erratic as a Buckingham-Nicks relationship montage. "I have no filter," says Este. "I asked the audience once if my tampon string was showing."

Earl Sweatshirt

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Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt was long the most non-present member of the rap collective Odd Future. Now, thanks to his stunning 2010 release Earl, he's back from exile. He's since stolen the spotlight at Coachella and SXSW, not to mention on tracks by everyone from Frank Ocean to Flying Louts. No release date has been set for his debut LP, Doris, but the MC has been slowly revealing its content. (His latest revelation is the caustic, Tyler, The Creator-featuring "Whoa").

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