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Outside Lands 2016

Radiohead’s fans take in the band’s performance at Outside Lands on August 6.

Funk band Vulfpeck performed on the opening day, August 5.

Funk band Vulfpeck performed on the opening day, August 5.

Poliça performed on August 5.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Sean Lennon of The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Les Claypool of The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Sean Lennon of The Claypool Lennon Delirium

The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Duran Duran on August 5.

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Rogue Wave

Fans watch Vulfpeck's performance on August 5.

Vulfpeck

Poliça

Poliça

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

Thom Yorke of Radiohead

Radiohead headlined on August 6.

Sufjan Stevens

Radiohead

Radiohead

Lewis Del Mar

Electric Beethoven

Electric Beethoven

Electric Beethoven

Big Grams

Big Grams

Big Grams

Big Grams

Big Grams

Big Grams

Air performed on August 6.

Air performed on August 6.

Air performed on August 6.

Air

Air

Lewis Del Mar

Lewis Del Mar

Lewis Del Mar

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Fans watch Big Freedia's performance on August 6.

Big Freedia

Years & Years

Years & Years

Fans during Electric Beethoven's performance.

Air

Air

Air

Radiohead’s fans take in the band’s performance at Outside Lands on August 6.

Thom Yorke of Radiohead

Radiohead

Radiohead

Thom Yorke of Radiohead

Thom Yorke of Radiohead

Thom Yorke of Radiohead

Thom Yorke of Radiohead

Radiohead

Radiohead

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind

Lettuce

Lettuce

San Francisco’s 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival took place in Golden Gate Park.

The Oh Hellos

The Oh Hellos

The Oh Hellos

The Oh Hellos

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Third Eye Blind

Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell

Fans take in Major Lazer's performance on August 7.

Fans take in Major Lazer's performance on August 7.

San Francisco’s 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival took place in Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco’s 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival took place in Golden Gate Park.

Lettuce

Lettuce

Lettuce

Lettuce

San Francisco’s 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival took place in Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco’s 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival took place in Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco’s 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival took place in Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco’s 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival took place in Golden Gate Park.

Lionel Richie closed out Outside Lands 2016 on August 7.

Lionel Richie closed out the festival the night of August 7.

San Francisco’s 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival took place in Golden Gate Park.

Lionel Richie closed out the festival the night of August 7.

Lionel Richie closed out the festival the night of August 7.

Lionel Richie closed out the festival the night of August 7.

Photos By Dave Vann / Text By Amanda Morrison

 

True to the spirit of the city itself, San Francisco’s 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival offered its usual, but not at all typical, mix of eclectic, edgy and alternative artists. The festival took place August 5-7, 2016, featuring headliners Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Ritchie; with dozens more acts, including Duran Duran, Sufjan Stevens, Lana Del Rey, Air, Major Lazer, Ryan Adams, J. Cole, E-40 and Warren G, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and The Muppets’ very own band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.

 

This year marked Radiohead’s return to the festival for the first time since the festival’s debut in 2008, when the band experienced a major sound outage during their set. This year, fans were more than pleased with the impeccable sound, as Radiohead played a flawless two-hour set that drew heavily from their newly released A Moon Shaped Pool, and finished with a sing-along to their crowd-pleasing classic, “Karma Police.”

 

The folks at Another Planet and Superfly curate a first-class event that offers something for just about everyone. Sound was provided by Pro Media/UltraSound of Hercules, Calif., under the supervision of Systems Engineer Tom Lyon, while Nathan Harlow was the festival’s FOH Audio Tech. The P.A. on the main stage was a Meyer Sound LEO system comprising 14 LEO/three LYON-W per side; 11 1100-LFC L/R subs per side; 12 700-HP subs in the pit; 10 LEO sidefills per side; and 12 LEOPARDs across the deck as front fills. Delays were two sticks of eight LYON-M (near) and two sticks of LEOPARD with six 900s (far). Galileos and Callistos provided drive using the Callisto starting point presets.

 

Check out this gallery of exclusive photos for Mix from photographer Dave Vann.