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is officially upon us. The 23rd edition of the three-day multistage midsummer music festival features
spread over outdoor stages and in clubs around a several-block radius in Seattle's hippest neighborhood. Under-agers sneak in alcohol and weed. Over-agers grumble about dealing with all the young fucks. The crowds on Pike Street often thicken to a claustrophobic's worst nightmare. However, we've managed to make at least one element of your experience manageable: picking which acts to see. Below are the performers who've earned our highest recommendations—the top 20 that'll give you the most bang for your buck and are most likely to cause FOMO among your friends who bailed.