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  • The much-buzzed-about dance duo Disclosure is a must see.
Here are a few acts to check out among the seventh Outside Lands Festival’s dozens of offerings.



The much-buzzed-about dance duo is a must see. It’s not clear if the Lawrence brothers will be playing a live set or just DJing. Either way, the sounds will be upbeat, sassy, and awash in warm melodies and stellar vocals. (6:35 p.m., Lands End)

Kanye West

The last time the Bay Area saw the rapper in concert (in October in Oakland), he was atop a man-made mountain he shuttled from city to city on his lengthy “North American Yeezus” tour. West is famous for his over-the-top aesthetic in life and hip-hop, so expect an elaborate and debatably avant-garde show — guaranteed to awe if not shock. (8:20 p.m., Lands End)


Dum Dum Girls

Though the recent release “Too True” sees the band with a new darker, brooding sensibility, it can’t quite escape the fuzzy and softer indie-pop it does so well. Live, the ladies have full command of the stage and their bold riffs demand attention. (12:20 p.m., Lands End)


Scott Hansen has found cohorts in his mission to create beautiful, uncomplicated electronic slow jams. Now a three-piece band, Tycho’s live act is a dreamy and serene trek through lush orchestration and full-bodied melodies. Eyes opened or closed, audiences will be transported to a chill, perhaps ghostly, plane. (3:40 p.m., Twin Peaks)

Big Freedia

The Queen of Bounce is back! Her music is known for its frenzied energy, with rhythms calibrated for optimum twerking. (6:05 p.m., Panhandle)



Lo-fi indie rockers Jeremy Earl, Aaron Neveu and Jarvis Taveniere make up this Brooklyn band known for great songwriting and hard touring. (1:10 p.m., Sutro)

Cut Copy

With a sound reminiscent of old 1980s standbys New Order and Depeche Mode, these four amped-up Australians fill the air with adrenaline-inducing synthpop. (6:40 p.m., Twin Peaks)


Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Where: Golden Gate Park, 30th Avenue at Fulton Street, S.F.; box office in Marx Meadow off John F. Kennedy Drive between 25th and 30th avenues

When: Noon to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon to 9:40 p.m. Sunday; gates open 11 a.m.

Tickets: $115 to $595; sold out


Note: Parking is extremely limited; walking, biking and public transit are strongly recommended.

OSL headliners


Lands End Stage (Polo Field)

Disclosure, 6:35 p.m.

Kanye West, 8:20 p.m.

Sutro Stage (Lindley Meadow)

Kasey Musgraves, 5:30 p.m.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, 7 p.m.

Twin Peaks Stage (Hellman Hollow)

Tegan & Sara, 6:50 p.m.

Arctic Monkeys, 8:40 p.m.


Lands End Stage

Death Cab for Cutie, 6 p.m.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 7:55 p.m.

Sutro Stage

John Butler Trio, 5:30 p.m.

Atmosphere, 7 p.m.

Twin Peaks Stage

Duck Sauce, 6:55 p.m.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 8:40 p.m.


Lands End Stage

The Flaming Lips, 6:10 p.m.

The Killers, 8:05 p.m.

Sutro Stage

Ben Howard, 5:20 p.m.

Ray Lamontagne, 6:50 p.m.

Twin Peaks Stage

Cut Copy, 6:40 p.m.

Tiesto, 8:25 p.m.

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