So you’re going to Pitchfork Music Festival, and of course you want to maximize your experience so that every minute of your weekend is spent doing the best possible thing you could be doing. And we get it, which is why every year we put together a big-ass Pitchfork Music Festival guide to help you do just that.

This week on the B Side we present you with everything you need to make this the best P4K ever, from basic festival info to reviews of every single act performing to a complete rundown of the many official and unofficial afterparties. In case you want more specific guidance, our staffers and a few guests have provided you with hour-by-hour breakdowns of what we’re looking forward to at the fest. Pitchfork’s not your thing? Well, we’ve also got guides to the Taste of Chicago and the Irish American Heritage Festival, plus a Soundboard full of non-Pitchfork shows from the likes of Cypress Hill, King Tuff, Nicki Minaj, Dawnbringer, and Mucca Pazza. Plus there’s Gossip Wolf, whom you should holler at if you witness anything newsworthy at Pitchfork or anywhere else.

And whether you’re heading out to Pitchfork this weekend or not, you should keep up with our festival experience via Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Everyone stay hydrated and let’s do the damn thing.