Outside Lands 2017, Day 1
Gorillaz, Alt-J, Little Dragon, and More Take Stage in San Francisco
Saturday, August 12, 2017
The suggested gift for a ten year anniversary is tin, but Outside Lands — which turned one decade this year — is giving gold. This year’s offerings are as bountiful and aurally exciting as ever for the hundreds of thousands who attend the music, food, and artisan festival held in Golden Gate Park. Day one saw an eclectic array of bands including rising stars Kali Uchis, Tove Lo, Electric Guest, and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man as well as established acts Little Dragons, Fleet Foxes, Alt-J, and Lands End stage headliners Gorillaz.
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By Brandon Yadegari
Golden Gate Park polo fields began filling with festival goers as Outside Lands 2017 kicked off Friday, August 11, with a slew of up-and-coming and breakout bands including porches, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, and Tove Lo.
Kali Uchis has performed with such well-known musicians as Juanes and Gorillaz, but on Day One of Outside Lands 2017, she owned the stage all by herself. Her infectious style elicited hoots and hollers from the crowd as she trotted out her hits, including “Ridin’ Round,” from 2015’s Por Vida.
Asa Taccone from Electric Guest pulled the crowd in with his staccato dance moves and intense vocals as he sang songs such as “Amber” and “Zero,” a song “about haters,” Taccone said.