Exterior Lands 2022 hit more durable than ever earlier than. Possibly it was the dearth of stay music that left many empty amidst the Pandemic, or perhaps it was the STACKED line up that Exterior Lands delivered to Northern California, however OSL 2022 didn’t disappoint. LADYGUNN was on the grounds experiencing one of the best of one of the best all weekend lengthy.

Happening in stunning Golden Gate Park in sunny San Francisco, Exterior Lands Music and Arts Competition returned to its customary annual time for the primary time since 2019, happening on the primary weekend of August. In comparison with Exterior Lands 2021 happening on Halloween weekend in October, Golden Gate Park was full of individuals of all completely different ages —for a lot of of which Exterior 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 speeding 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 pageant grounds are literally bigger than New York’s Central Park. Exterior Lands made the many of the area and created pageant grounds that provided one thing to each attendee. Journey with me by way of Golden Gate Park as I discover every little thing that San Francisco’s Exterior Lands 2022 has to supply.

Day 3 Sunday, August seventh

Cassandra Jenkins

Day 3 was a spectacular strategy to finish the Exterior Lands weekend and it began with Cassandra Jenkins. Taking part in hits from her album “An Overview of Phenomenal Nature,” it turned clear that Jenkins values ​​the great thing about every nonlinear second within the current, whereas additionally remaining receptive to the poetry that presents itself in day by day life. A lot of her tracks mix direct quotes, tales, and dialogue with melodic sound, creating tracks which can be charming, and depart the listener with a deeper, extra profound and extra appreciative outlook on each the which means of her music and her genius, implementation of poetry into music.

We had been in a position to meet up with Cassandra after her set at Exterior Lands and right here is a few nice information for those who missed her set: Cassandra is occurring tour. Examine right here to seek out out if Cassandra is coming to you! Cassandra’s latest single, Pygmalion, is out in every single place!


The following set we traveled too was Forester at Twin Peaks. Forester expressed to their followers how excited they had been to be enjoying at Exterior Lands and LADYGUNN shared their pleasure.. For these of you who have no idea Forester, you must get to know them now so you’ll be able to say you knew Forester once they had been on the rise, as a result of that they’re! Coming off of their first headlining tour this previous spring, they performed Palm Tree Competition in Cabo and The Hamptons, opened for Kygo on his tour after which rocked the stage at Twin Peaks in Golden Gate Park.

Stoked that they had been at OSL, we caught up with Forester on the pageant. We’re past excited for them as they’ve a whole lot of thrilling tasks on the horizon. Most significantly, the fellows have a brand new, absolute banger of a single popping out within the early fall. They teased this scorching track at Exterior Lands and you’ll need to take a hear when it comes out, so remember to sustain with them.


Griff adopted Forester’s set on the Twin Peaks stage, and never solely saved the vitality alive, however in some way managed to lift the already electrical vitality stage. In between singing her bops, she shared gratitude together with her followers for offering the chance of enjoying on the pageant. The mix between Griff’s beautiful picture (vogue and make-up on fleek), and her mesmerizing vocals left the gang at Twin Peaks is actually amazed.

We had been additionally lucky sufficient to have the ability to meet up with Griff after her set and this rising pop star resides in thrilling occasions. Griff is heading on a tour internationally, heading to Japan, then Paris after which the UK (examine the complete tour schedule right here). Along with being on tour, and a profitable album launched in 2021 “One Foot In Entrance Of The Different”, Griff’s latest single “Head On Hearth” is a complete bop, proving that bops are all she makes (stream it on any platform now, you’ll not remorse it)..

Amber Mark

Amber Mark began her set with a bang, bringing the vitality that the followers and Lands Finish needed. Taking part in her common songs “Lose My Cool”, “Warmth” and “Mixer” and dressed to kill, Amber had everybody, and we imply everybody excited to be at her set.

Briston Maroney

Birston Maroney’s set at Exterior Lands was not one to overlook. He performed hit after hit. From older favorites like several of his songs from his album “Indiana”, his world well-known hit ”Freakin’ Out On The Interstate”, or his latest single, “Paradise” (out on all platforms), Briston didn’t stray from the top quality efficiency we had been anticipating and continued to play his contagious, spirited songs crammed with coronary heart.

briston met up with us over the weekend and shared his pleasure for touring the US and Canada in September (Right here is the hyperlink to examine if he’s coming to you)! Along with releasing his model new single “Paradise” he additionally not too long ago introduced “Paradise“, which is a 2-night pageant at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville in November (11/3 + 11/4). At Paradise, Maroney will curate, headline, and work in partnership with native charities and organizations. Purchase your tickets right here for the 11/3 present and right here for the 11/4 present.

Surf Mesa

Surf Mesa’s efficiency at Twin Peaks was among the finest over the entire complete weekend. Whereas our phrases won’t ever absolutely encapsulate or seize the true glory of his set, we’ll attempt our absolute hardest to color the gorgeous image of what occurred on Sunday afternoon. The tens-of-thousands of smiles on the faces of his followers that Surf catalyzed, the electrical dancing and leaping that stemmed from his sounds for good feelsand the biggest vitality stage that we witnessed from any Exterior Lands efficiency are what make Surf’s set so memorable.

Touring continuously, for what should be one of many busiest tour itineraries, Surf Mesa has performed at a plethora of festivals within the span of some weeks (together with Tahoe Dwell, Lollapalooza, Exterior Lands, DAS ENERGI, Splash Home and extra). To be fully trustworthy, we will perceive why a prolonged record of notable festivals would need the infectious, high-energy, really feel good music and character that Surf creates and embodies..

On Sunday, we had been fortunate sufficient to fulfill with the rising star for a number of moments. One phrase which Surf likes to make use of to explain his music and we might agree with is “​Mellifluous.” Each track that Surf performed on Sunday had individuals on their ft dancing, laughing, and having enjoyable with the outdated and new pals round them. It has turn into clear that any track Surf releases goes to be a success, his most up-to-date single “Marching Band“a residing instance of our concept. With extra music popping out within the early fall, we had the chance to take heed to considered one of his unreleased singles “Metropolis Of Love” and we’re assured this will likely be a success as properly. Ensure that to maintain with Surf Mesa and regardless, we’re assured that most-everyone will know his title sooner or later.

Pvssy Riot

We traveled to Panhandle subsequent for Pvssy Riot’s efficiency and the singer activist not solely introduced the warmth together with her vocals, she additionally spoke to her followers about quite a lot of world points particularly her help of reproductive rights, and the disaster in ukraine, stating “The one factor political prisoners want is to not be forgotten.”


Dominic Fike’s efficiency that includes rising pop star Blue deTiger on the Bass, was additionally not one to overlook. Blessing the gang at Lands Finish together with her excessive base expertise, Blu accompanied Dominic the entire set as he performed his hits “3 Nights”, “Babydoll” and even a canopy of “All people Talks.”

Blue deTiger

We had been in a position to meet up with Blu after the set and it was superb to listen to concerning the thrilling tasks that Blu is engaged on and her new single “Crash Course” Her tour can also be set to start in November with a number of extra music festivals previous to her tour together with Sacred Rose and Life Is Lovely.

The Backseat Lovers took the Sutro stage subsequent enjoying “Killby Lady”, “Maple Syrup”, “Pool Home”, “Only a Boy” and extra. The vitality stage of followers appeared to gasoline the band as they performed bop to bop.

We had been in a position to meet up with The Backseat Lovers earlier than their set on Sunday. With thrilling information that The Backseat Lovers at the moment are enjoying some reveals round America, we had been past excited to see them in San Francisco at Exterior Lands after their 2021 North America Tour. You’ll be able to examine right here to see if The Backseat Lovers are coming to you.


Mt. Pleasure took the stage at Sutro subsequent, increase vitality that may stay excessive all the way in which till Mitski ended her set later within the night time. Mt. Pleasure performed many common songs together with “Silver Lining” and “Sheep”.


The weekend ended with an excellent set from Publish Malone. Together with numerous pyro, excited followers, and unbelievable music, there was no higher strategy to finish the weekend. We are going to let the photographs converse for themselves on this one.

Lands Finish Sunday Night time

Exterior Lands Day 3 was by far some of the memorable. We can not wait to share with you our 2022 Exterior Lands Weekend Assessment. Keep tuned for extra pictures that make you are feeling like you’re reliving the pageant and a take a look at a few of our favourite units all through the weekend that you just might need missed.

Photographs+ Phrases//Will Bollini