Photos: Brits & Aussies rule, hip-hop legends eschew Outside Lands Fest ’17

In only its 10th year, San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival has quickly built itself a prominence rivaling the Coachellas, Lollapaloozas, Bonnaroos and Glastonburys.

It wasn’t all sunny vibes this year though, as legendary American hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest canceled their Saturday main stage set, a move that was announced to fans about 10 minutes before the scheduled set.

Brits and Aussies ruled the festival instead, with headliners Alt-J and Gorillaz on Friday, Aussie artist Empire of the Sun on Saturday, and The Who and Above & Beyond on Sunday.

Here are some photos.

Friday

Future Islands (Baltimore)

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During one of the most passionate performances I’ve ever seen, the Future Islands singer took a little spill: 

Electric Guest (LA)

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Tove Lo (Sweden)

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Rag ‘N’ Bone Man (Britain)

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Hundred Waters (Gainesville, FL)

Fleet Foxes (Seattle)

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Alt-J (Britain)

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Saturday

The Lemon Twigs (NYC)

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Dawes (LA)

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Vance Joy (Australia)

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Foxygen (Westlake Village)

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Metallica (San Rafael)

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Empire of the Sun (Australia)

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Sunday

Bleachers (NYC)

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Young the Giant (Irvine)

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Louis the Child (Chicago)

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How To Dress Well (America)

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Solange (America)

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Above & Beyond (Britain)

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Various assorted:

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These photos were all taken from within the masses, and masses they were.

Over 200k people attended.

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