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Outside Lands 2022 glistens with sweat, glitter, ecstasy at Golden Gate Park

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AUGUST 18, 2022

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 sweet end to a sticky summer, this year’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival exhilarated with more than 100 performers over the course of 72 busy hours. Dust settled, fog lifted and fireworks flared in San Francisco to welcome headliners SZA, Green Day, Post Malone and other sensational acts August 5 to 7.

Around 220,000 dehydrated people roamed the park with floral corsets and fanny packs galore — some broke their heels sprinting from Twin Peaks to Lands End, while others squatted and glared at the festival app’s unreadable grounds map (where the f— was the GastroMagic culinary stage?). Narrow sunglasses designed to spite Emma Chamberlain and fuzzy cowboy hats were no match for the sun, but gnarly sunburns, bandanna-clad frat boys and $20 pad thai aside, the festival charged Golden Gate Park with incandescent magic.

From Bubble Tea Lands’ psychedelic mushroom setup to a fist fight during Jack Harlow’s set to grass-stained festival goers desperately squeezing onto the stuffed 5R bus, Outside Lands is all sorts of dreamy, wild and sweaty. And 55 thousand steps later, it’s exhausting, too. Yet, after turning the house key and fumbling for the light switch, more than fatigue settles in at the end of the night. There’s a tinge of fluttery euphoria — warm and bittersweet and everlasting.

Read on for The Daily Californian’s coverage of, and superlatives for, some of the festival’s most memorable shows.

— Taila Lee, arts & entertainment editor

Outside Lands 2022, Day 1: SZA, Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Uzi Vert

While Phoebe Bridgers unleashed catharsis and Lil Uzi Vert snapped a selfie with a stage crasher, openers Del Water Gap, Faye Webster, Role Model, Dayglow, Oliver Tree and The Marías brought loose, freeing joy to the music festival’s first day.


Outside Lands 2022, Day 2: Green Day, Kali Uchis, Rina Sawayama

Openers The Lindas Lindas, Sam Fender, Empress Of, Mac DeMarco and Thuy shone before the explosive headliners — from most annoyed divine presence to most slayful — took their stages on Saturday evening.


Outside Lands 2022, Day 3: Post Malone, Mitski, Weezer, Dominic Fike

Before Post Malone’s self-deprecating humor or Mitski’s marvelous drama, openers Griff, Jelani Aryeh, Wet Leg, The Backseat Lovers, Kim Petras and Baby Tate helped make Sunday one of the most memorable days of the festival.

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