Outdoors Lands Day 1 was stuffed with enjoyable throughout. Touring from artist to vendor, to the Bubble Tea Celebration, LADYGUNN had a blast and we can’t wait to share with you what day two was like with artists like Jack Harlow, a go to to the Heineken home, and a lot extra!

Outdoors Lands 2022 hit tougher than ever earlier than. Possibly it was the shortage of stay music that left many empty amidst the Pandemic, or perhaps it was the STACKED lineup that Outdoors Lands delivered to Northern California, however OSL 2022 didn’t disappoint. LADYGUNN was on the grounds experiencing the very best of the very best all weekend lengthy.

Happening in stunning Golden Gate Park in sunny San Francisco, Outdoors Lands Music and Arts Competition returned to its customary annual time for the primary time since 2019, going down on the primary weekend of August. In comparison with Outdoors Lands 2021 going down on Halloween weekend in October, Golden Gate Park was full of folks of all completely different ages —for a lot of of which Outdoors Lands was “the final hurrah” to Summer season of 2022 earlier than a return to work and for a lot of youngsters , faculty.

Regardless of being packed, there was loads of room for keen concert-goers dashing from stage to native meals distributors to artisans to GrassLands again to one of many 5 phases in Golden Gate Park as a result of the competition grounds are literally bigger than New York’s Central Park. Outdoors Lands made the many of the house and created competition grounds that supplied one thing to each attendee. Journey with me by means of Golden Gate Park as I discover the whole lot that San Francisco’s Outdoors Lands 2022 has to supply.

Day 1 Friday, August fifth


The Day began for me because it did for a lot of others with an thrilling set from THE BLSSM at Panhandle Stage stuffed with giggles and laughs galore and superb performances of songs from THE BLSSM’s Sophomore EP album PURE ENERGY. LADYGUNN immediately fell in love with THE BLSSM — Lily Lizotte—and all that they signify.

We had the chance to fulfill up with THE BLSSM and what an unimaginable expertise we had! For these of you who have no idea THE BLSSM, they’re an extremely energetic, sort soul whose music traverses exhausting hitting topic issues combining 90s pop-rock and 2000s different genres. Their EP PURE ENERGY is introspective and offers the listener with a chance to convey their very own ideas to the desk. The track Dizzy, is an ideal instance because the track is about Lily’s personal relationship with their inside anxiousness, whereas additionally permitting listeners to attach from a spot of fully completely different and shared emotions. Lily has been and is on the rise and we can’t wait to comply with them on their journey and rejoice their success.

Inside Wave

The following set we traveled too was INNER WAVE on the Sutro Stage situated on the other facet of competition grounds. Regardless of being exhausted by the point we arrived, INNER WAVE reviatized our power with their music that allowed everybody listening to really feel like they had been being performed the soundtrack of their life.

Del Water Hole

Del Water Hole was our first efficiency at Twin Peaks and Holden Jaffe (Del’s actual title) didn’t disappoint. As a result of mass quantity of people that confirmed up for Holden’s set, it’s clear that the speak about his most up-to-date work unfold to Outdoors Lands followers. From starting —opening with “Higher Than I Know Myself” — to ending — wiping out crowd browsing after which rapidly recovering — Del Water Hole’s set was NOT one too miss.

LADYGUNN additionally had the chance to fulfill up with Holden after his set! One in all his tracks “Sorry I Am” initially launched as a single, explores the unstated phrases and because of the opening line of the track “I want I may inform you” explores the complexity of the all hypothetical assortment of phrases. It’s this layer of complexity and connection that makes his music charming. His latest Album “Del Water Hole” contains “Sorry I Am” and lots of different songs prefer it. For those who missed Del Water Hole’s set, fortunate for you he’s hitting the street once more this September (12-21) with Arlo Parks!! Examine to see if he’s coming to you.

Faye Webster

Faye Webster performed subsequent on the Sutro Stage taking part in her well-liked songs from her album “Atlanta’s Millionaire Membership” in addition to some songs from her newest launch “Automotive Remedy Classes.”


Subsequent we headed to the primary stage at Lands Finish for the primary time all day, this time for Duckwrth. match up, Duckwrth opened with “Coming Nearer” after which adopted up the track from his 2020 album SuperGood, by telling followers that he as soon as snuck into Outdoors Lands, and declared his happiness to be performing for everybody at Outdoors Lands.

Earlier than his Set we had been in a position to meet up with Duckwrth. You would possibly acknowledge his title from current excursions opening for Artists like Billie Eilish, Anderson.Paak, Flying Lotus and extra. Along with his rising music on the charts with over 400 million streams, he has additionally had fairly an affect throughout movie and trend campaigns. His latest euphoric dance single “Ce Soir” with Syd was simply launched and also will be on his upcoming EP Chrome Bull (out 08/26). Missed his set? No downside, he can be on tour in September!

As many followers headed to Twin Peaks for Ashe, we made a small pit cease by the Outdoors Lands Bubble Tea Celebration.

Making our means right down to the stage at Twin Peaks for the second time, we arrived simply in time for Ashe’s set.


Ash is initially from San Jose within the Bay Space and it was clear she felt at residence as a result of she completely crushed her set, sounded superb, and he or she really owned the Twin Peaks Stage. It will be among the finest performances that Friday Jaga witnessed. She opened with “Me with out you” and adopted with different songs like “I am Effective” and “One other Man’s Denims.” In between songs she expressed her Anger in direction of the US Supreme Courtroom earlier than performing her track “Indignant Girl.”

We had been additionally fortunate sufficient to have the ability to chat with Ashe at Outdoors Lands — plenty of thrilling issues on the horizon for her! Along with her album “Rae” scheduled to be launched in October, and her latest single “Bathe With My Garments On” (out all over the place) from the Album, we’re past excited to hearken to the remainder of the Album in October. Ashe is happening tour and can probably be taking part in her new bops and naturally her classics like “Until Eternally Falls Aside.”

Function Mannequin

Function Mannequin immediately captured the viewers’s consideration, operating from stage proper to stage left participating with everybody within the viewers, dancing to his songs and screaming hsi lyrics. His excessive power didn’t disappoint, and even after a set which we might absolutely be exhausted type, Function Mannequin made time for us and had been in a position to meet up!

Function Mannequin (Tucker), after the competition left America and is at the moment touring Europe! Enjoying songs from his album “Rx” he tells us “there have been a whole lot of songs that I play off of this album that I didn’t assume folks would sing the lyrics to. I do not know, it blows my thoughts each night time.” Learn extra ROLE MODEL & LADYGUNN content material right here.


Dayglow’s set at Twin Peaks amped up power and as he melodically performed his music, what a magical sight it was to see hundreds of individuals dancing to the music and screaming the lyrics together with Dayglow (Sloan).

Clearly extremely modern (can we speak about how hearth the pants are?), we had been in a position to meet up with Dayglow and what a real particular person! He listened to our questions and was truly concerned with our dialog. Simply as he captivated us by means of dialog, his music has the identical impact. Permitting listeners to attach his private experiences with their very own, making a stronger degree of connection to his music. His new single “Then It All Goes Away” is out now! Dayglow can be on tour proper now, test right here to see when Sloan is coming to you!

Oliver Tree

Following Dayglow’s set, we headed again to Lands Finish to observe Oliver Tree. It’s no secret that Oliver Tree is an entertainer, climate or not it’s his Tik Toks that preserve his followers laughing, or the stay efficiency that passed off at Outdoors Lands together with loads of stage preventing, plenty of hair brushing, and aggressively yelling at his band mates.

We had the chance to fulfill up with Oliver Tree and we are able to say that he was simply as entertaining in particular person as he was on stage. His latest single “Miss You” is out all over the place and exemplifies his nonchalant, but extraordinarily energetic disposition.

Lil Uzi

Instantly after Oliver Tree, Lil Uzi Vert took the stage taking part in his music making the gang one of the vital energetic we had seen all day. Issues bought so crowded, in truth that in between songs he instructed his followers to take just a few steps again from the stage so he may proceed his present safely.

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers and SZA had been scheduled on the similar time, however fortunately LADYGUNN was in a position to dash what ought to be a ten minute stroll in solely 4 minutes — We’d by no means make you select between the 2. Phoebe’s set was magical to say the least. She requested her followers to sing components of her track, strolling as much as the barricade and praising them after they sang the lyrics. Phoebe joked to the gang about how she was pleased that they got here to her set, after which apologized to them for making all of them miss SZA. She ended her set crowd browsing just like the true icon-queen she is on the each day.


The night time ended for us because it did for a lot of with an incredible set from SZA which included animated dancers, a lighthouse, and on the very finish of the night time, SZA leaping from the highest of the roughly 30 foot construction to the bottom.

Phrases + Images /Will Bollini