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Outside Lands Festival: Day 1 Highlights

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The Outside Lands Music Festival took place this weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and was headlined by [lastfm]The Strokes[/lastfm], [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm], [lastfm]Further[/lastfm], [lastfm]Phoenix[/lastfm], [lastfm]Al Green[/lastfm], and [lastfm]Kings of Leon[/lastfm]. Our Bay Area friends are on the scene all weekend, posting photo galleries, videos, interviews, and reviews. Below is their overview of the festival’s first day–each image leads to a photo gallery from that artist’s set.

After waiting all summer for the Outside Lands Music Festival to arrive (with some of our favorite artists in tow), Day 1 in Golden Gate Park has already come and gone–but not without a ton of amazing sets and memorable moments with The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Tokyo Police Cub, Bassnectar and more!

Day 1 Highlights:

Freelance Whales are one of the most buzzed about bands of 2010. The Queens, NY quintet performed tracks from their debut LP Weathervanes for Outside Lands early birds to kick off the weekend right!

Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales

Jim James and crew did not disappoint. American rock favorites My Morning Jacket brought their thrilling live show to Golden Gate Park – check out the pics!

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket

Earlier in the day, Australian rockers Wolfmother tore up the Sutro stage with an incredible set.

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

If you haven’t gotten to know Pretty Lights yet, Outside Lands was a great chance to check them out. Otherwise known as the duo of producer Derek Vincent Smith and drummer Adam Deitch, Pretty Lights delivered, with cutting-edge, genre-bending beats.

Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights

Gogol Bordello brought their signature funky, Gypsy vibe to the mainstage, fusing international sounds with the local flavor of the festival.

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Electronic music DJ [lastfm]Bassnectar[/lastfm] set it off with a raw, imaginative beats for a crowd that brought the San Francisco love for Bay Area native Lorin Ashton.

Bassnectar

Bassnectar

Fans were stoked to see indie rock group Tokyo Police Club deliver a crowd-pleasing set this afternoon.

Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club

Long after the sun had set, reunited rockers [lastfm]The Strokes[/lastfm] wrapped up Day 1 of Outside Lands with a kick-ass set on the main stage.

The Strokes

The Strokes

Stay tuned for festival coverage of Day 2 of Outside Lands!

This review of the Outside Lands Music Festival comes courtesy of our friends at San Francisco’s Live 105.

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