5: Arkells (Playing the American Eagle Stage at 12:00, September 17th)

What's a music festival without anthemic rock bands? Canada's Arkells are practically built for festivals. With songs full of heart, euphoria, and energy, you're going to find yourself singing along to their songs before you realize they're a new band to you. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more fitting band to kick off your Sunday.

For fans of: July Talk, Frank Turner, and Cage The Elephant.

4: Jacob Banks (Playing the Shea Stage at 1:30, September 16th)

Power, confidence, and elegance? Look no further than Jacob Banks. The Nigerian/English singer has had a massive year. His EP, The Boy Who Cried Freedom, is one of the most creative releases of 2017 and Banks knows this. On stage her exerts grace, pent up emotion, and a rawness that'll leave you stunned. What could be better than catching this rising talent on a Saturday?

For fans of: The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill, and Emeli Sande.

3: LÉON (Playing the American Eagle stage at 1:30, September 15th)

The best part about festivals is discovering emerging talent. The acts you know your friends will be asking you about in the months to come. Swedish singer LÉON is going to be your next favourite artist, and she'll achieve that with ease. Throughout the year she's released gloriously addicitve singles ('Surround Me', 'Body', and 'For You'), and has toured relentlessly in the states and Europe. On stage her exuberance causes crowds to warmly smile and forget the woes of their lives. She'll certainly be one of the most standout acts of Friday.

For fans of: Jessie Ware, Christine and the Queens, and Ellie Goulding.

2: Marian Hill (Playing the American Eagle Stage at 3:00, September 15th)

We've definitely hit a trend of recommending acts with elegance on this list, and that continues with Philly natives/Brooklyn based duo Marian Hill. That said, what they excel at is making people dance and on a Friday afternoon; that's exactly what you'll want to do. They're a perfect combination of danceable beats of Jeremy Lloyd and the sultry silk voice of Samantha Gongol. With the heavy touring they've done in support of their album, Act 1, Marian Hill have become fierce pros at performing, effortlessly doing what they do best. Be sure to catch them on Friday afternoon.

For fans of: Sylvan Esso, BROODS, and BANKS.

1: LIZZO (Playing the Meadows Stage at 2:15, September 15th)

A festival experience wouldn't be complete with an act who doesn't give a fuck, and LIZZO perfectly encompasses that utter lost of abandon. She's become a beacon of feminism, body positivity, and loving yourself above all odds; and at festivals she celebrates all of that and more. If you've yet to see her live, don't watch any videos and don't read anything more, just make the note to go. A LIZZO show is a literal party, and it's not one you'll want to miss out on.

For fans of: Missy Elliott, Mykki Blanco, and Kelis.

5 Foods to try at Meadows 2017 via The Infatuation

Our friends over at The Infatuation have curated the food line-up for the festival. You're going to be hungry, and the choices can be overwhelming; here are your five best options while you're at the Meadows Festival:

5: Dough
4: San Matteo
3: Hong Kong Street Food
2: Wafels and Dinges
1: The Nugget Spot