Outside Lands 2019 was one for the books. We were floored by the range in music selection, incredible designs and collaborations with the festival, the updated Grasslands area, and, of course, some of our favorite performers back on stage to enjoy. Not only did Judah & The Lion perform in Kansas City on Saturday night, but they booked it to San Francisco on Sunday to play on the main stage to a giant crowd mid-day. THAT’S dedication. We love them, infinity, every time.
Keep up with Judah & The Lion here.
On our way to enjoy the final headliner of Outside Lands 2019, we happened upon a rather large crowd in the middle of the polo field, by the merchant tables. For a moment, I thought the crowd had reached that far back, an hour or so before the performance, and I almost gave up on getting any closer. But then we realized it was a completely different crowd, and Wyclef Jean was singing on the Heineken stage. As the sounds of “Maria Maria” entered our ears, we danced our way over for a peek. Then, of course, we got as close as we could for the indelible Paul Simon. What a way to round out the festivities.
**photos by Andrew Hallen + Meredith Schneider
It had been seven years since we last witnessed Santigold, absolutely captivating the crowd at Stephest Colbchella 2012. At Outside Lands 2019, she didn’t cease to amaze. Her style, her perfectly coiffed (and straight faced ) dancers, and that incredible voice. Saturday afternoon on the polo field was epic.
Keep up with Santigold here.
The performance we were perhaps most floored by was Ella Mai on Day 2 of Outside Lands 2019. We marched ourselves to the Twin Peaks stage as the fog was steadily rolling in, which cast an eery and beautiful effect on the stage itself as Mai crooned her way around the stage.
Keep up with Ella Mai here.