The best photos of San Francisco’s Outside Lands

Photo by Dan Gentile


Erin Maxick blows an incredibly long bubble at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE

San Francisco greeted Outside Lands festival-goers with a mini heat wave.

Despite barely stepping into the 70s, the festival grounds felt scorching on day one, with locals like Spelling and ODIE drawing big cheers early in the day. Friday is always the least crowded day of the weekend, and as such entry was relatively smooth at the start of the day (with many vendors selling clear bags outside the festival, for those who forgot ).

Fans sit on blankets near the new Windmill and watch Duckworth perform at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

Fans sit on blankets near the new Windmill and watch Duckworth perform at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

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But as with all music festivals around 2022, the style was as much on display as the music. The first crowd was college-aged and clearly dressed for temperatures above the expected 69 degrees. No specific trend as fun as cow print was overwhelmingly clear, and without Halloween weekend, 2021 festival costumes were few and far between.

The Beths performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Friday, August 5, 2022.

The Beths performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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Even so, the beautiful grounds of Golden Gate Park provided a pastoral backdrop for photos. Scroll down to see the best style photos from the festival so far, plus live photos from Duckworth, DJ Umami and Faye Webster. Keep checking for updates throughout the weekend.

ODIE performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Friday, August 5, 2022.

ODIE performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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A group of fans pose for a photo at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.
A group of fans pose for a photo at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE

A festival-goer uses his badge to enter Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.
A festival-goer uses his badge to enter Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE

The Spelling performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Friday August 5, 2022.

The Spelling performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Friday August 5, 2022.

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Front row fans dance and sing as they watch ODIE perform at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Front row fans dance and sing as they watch ODIE perform at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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Duckworth performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday August 5, 2022.

Duckworth performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday August 5, 2022.

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Dj Umami at the Heineken tent at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.
Dj Umami at the Heineken tent at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE

Duckworth performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday August 5, 2022.

Duckworth performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday August 5, 2022.

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Festival-goers dance to DJ Umami at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.
Festival-goers dance to DJ Umami at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE

A festival-goer looks at a map at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.
A festival-goer looks at a map at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE

Kevin Alphonso takes a hit from a joint at GrassLands at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2022.
Kevin Alphonso takes a hit from a joint at GrassLands at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2022.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE

PawPaw Rod performs on the Panhandle Stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.
PawPaw Rod performs on the Panhandle Stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE

Festival goers enjoy PawPaw Rod at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.
Festival goers enjoy PawPaw Rod at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on August 5, 2022.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE

Faye Webster performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday August 5, 2022.

Faye Webster performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday August 5, 2022.

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MORE COVERAGE OF OUTER LANDS:

– Everything you need to know before heading to the outer lands of SF

– What it’s like to be the only Bay Area rapper to play Outside Lands

— The best bands to see at the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco

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