Another first for Soundset, along with the early sell-out: The schedule for the festival has been made public a few days ahead of time. Typically, organizers don’t reveal set times until the day of the event, but they have a new app this year that revealed the set times early. Here they are:
MAIN STAGES (East and West, side-by-side)
11 a.m. DJ Fundo (E) / Noon Dem Atlas (W) / 12:30 p.m. The Grough & Eligh (E) / 1 p.m. Ab-Soul (W) / 1:30 p.m. G-Eazy (E) / 2 p.m. Grieves (W) / 2:30 p.m. Prof (E) / 3 p.m. Chance the Rapper (W) / 3:30 p.m. Earlwolf (E) / 4:10 p.m. Cypress Hill (W) / 5 p.m. 2 Chainz (E) / 5:45 p.m. Nas (W) / 6:45 p.m. Wiz Khalifa (E) / 7:45 p.m. Atmosphere (W)
FIFTH ELEMENT STAGE
11 a.m. DJ D.Mil / Noon Mac Irv / 12:20 p.m. Ecid / 12:40 p.m. K. Raydio & Psymun / 1 p.m. Nacho Picasso / 1:20 p.m. Allan Kingdom / 1:40 p.m. Los Nativos / 2 p.m. Jonwayne / 2:30 p.m. Roc Marciano / 3 p.m. Snow Tha Product / 3:30 p.m. DJ QBert / 4 p.m. Rapsody & 9th Wonder / 4:30 p.m. Shad / 5 p.m. Toki Wright & Big Cats / 5:30 p.m. Flatbush Zombies / 6:15 p.m. Lizzo
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TENT
11 a.m. DJ Sidereal / Noon: Dosh + Last of the Record Buyers / 1:30 p.m. Will C / 2:30 p.m. Freddy Fresh / 3 p.m. D-Styles / 4:30 p.m. Breakbeat Lou / 5:30 p.m. DJ Lean Rock
If more names than Nas, Atmosphere and Wiz don’t jump out at you from that schedule, check out our picks for seven new-ish acts to be excited about at the fest. As for Nas, we caught his “Illmatic” performance at the South by Southwest Music Conference two years ago and had a cool moment-in-time interview with him in 2008. We'd take him over Snoop Dogg as the Soundset veteran act any day.
See all of our Soundset 2014 coverage at startribune.com/soundset.