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Your Best Guide to Mamby on the Beach 2016 — Playlist Included

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Mamby on the Beach: It’s new and you’ll love it.

Back and better, Mamby on the Beach returns this weekend for its second year on the shores of Oakwood Beach. In a family of festivals if Lolla is your Mom, Riot Fest your brooding hermit of a brother, Spring Awakening your hyper little sister, then Mamby is your mellow best friend. Not part of the family at all. In fact, a welcome retreat when things get too chaotic at home.

On a personal note, no festival better feeds my appetite for the dreamy, emotional, electronic beats I’ve loved since Sonique was a thing in high school, or Kenna shortly after. The line-up this year is strong — seriously. Big names like Santigold, up-and-coming artists like Gallant, and local legend Lupe Fiasco add to a long list that encompasses hip-hop, pop, dance, electronica, and house.

If you’re new to Mamby or have no clue who half the artists even are, we’ve done the leg-work for you. Here’s a quick guide.

Guide: Who to see at Mamby on the Beach ’16

 You’ll Love

Miami Horror

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Gallant

Wild Belle

Bishop Briggs

Santigold

Lupe Fiasco

Mayer Hawthorne

Fkj

Ryan Hemsworth

Thomas Jack

Jerry Folk

Chrome Sparks

Monakr

… If You Love

Pnau, or Chromeo

Cold War Kids

Miguel, or Jhené Aiko

The Ting Tings

Florence + The Machine, or Lana Del Rey

Solange

Chance the Rapper

Bruno Mars

Robin Thicke

Bassnecter

The Chainsmokers

Kenna

Odesza

Sam Smith

Roundup: The Mamby on the Beach Playlist

Download this playlist on iTunes: Mamby on the Beach (iTunes)

Mamby on the Beach: Tickets

Mamby on the Beach after-parties: List and tickets

 

Kari Herrera is the creator of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s indie city guide and blog. She often writes about the city’s points-of-interest as experienced by a local. She is a Social Media Marketing Manager and freelance writer. When she’s not working, Kari donates much of her time to the education of French-speaking immigrants in Chicago.

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