Massive crowds prove for first day of Outdoors Lands 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — Outdoors Lands 2022 formally obtained underway Friday, with the three-day music and tradition pageant anticipated to attract a crowd of round 220,000 folks this weekend.

“I am excited for music, good meals, good drinks,” stated Marin resident and pageant attendee Bella Guyan.

Annalize Arroyo is at Outdoors Lands for the primary time this 12 months. She snagged a spot as near the primary stage as she might on Friday.

“It is actually wonderful. Numerous artists that I actually needed to see are right here. And from simply trying on the common set listing, I used to be capable of finding a bunch of latest artists that I actually favored,” she stated. “It is actually wonderful having this actually shut expertise to see all of those completely different artists. And seeing all the folks right here is de facto attention-grabbing.”

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Attendees at Outdoors Lands 2022 in Golden Gate Park.


111 artists will carry out throughout the 9 completely different phases on the pageant over the three days. Amongst them, Outdoors Lands first timer Sloan Streble, also referred to as Dayglod. He admitted it was an enormous deal for him.

“It is an honor to be right here. It nonetheless blows my thoughts, however yeah, I am actually excited,” stated Streble. “It is simply, like, pageant with a variety of good historical past, a variety of wonderful artists on this lineup. And it is simply cool to be part of it.”

This 12 months, there aren’t any COVID-related security protocols in place, however there are suggested to put on masks in crowded areas. Arroyo stated she can be cautious in shut quarters.

“I’ve different issues that I will should go to earlier than later, so I simply needed to play it secure,” she stated.

Others are much less involved about COVID, however had been initially a bit spooked by monkeypox.

“I obtained tripping on monkeypox final night time. My girlfriend stated don’t be concerned about it,” attendee Bo Lottie stated. “I did sufficient Googling, so I am not likely apprehensive about monkeypox. And I simply completed having COVID, so I am able to go.”

“This morning I woke as much as hear concerning the US on monkeypox, so I used to be a bit like, wow about that,” Will Newcombe stated. “However COVID, I’ve discovered to stay with it by now.”

The pageant additionally celebrates Bay Space foodie tradition. 96 native eating places, 36 wineries, and 30 breweries are collaborating this 12 months.

SZA is Friday’s headliner, Inexperienced Day will headline on Saturday, and Submit Malone will shut out the pageant on Sunday. Weekend passes are offered out, however single-day tickets are nonetheless out there.

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