Nine Can’t Miss Outside Lands 2018 Undercard Acts

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Saturday is a packed day with performances from Florence + The Machine, Jamie XX, Bon Iver, Tycho, Illenium, and CHVRCHES — but get there early for these three acts below!



2:20 to 3:05 PM at Sutro Stage

The 20-year-old Spanglish musician has found a passionate audience after picking up Ableton Live just a couple years ago. He’s moved on from the lo-fi bedroom pop he first arrived on the scene with. His lyrics are easy to connect to for the millennial meme generation and he combines pop with some influences of jazz. I’ve seen his hit “Lo Que Siento” described as “the kind of song you sing along to with your friends in a McDonald’s drive-through at the end of a night out” — and that’s not wrong. There’s an almost Flight of the Conchords vibe to the songwriting if the lyrics weren’t so heartfelt. Get in your feels early on Saturday with this set.


3:35 to 4:25 PM at Sutro Stage

Few bands know how to turn up the intensity during a midday music festival the way this LA daytime disco duo does. As a live act, they’re as dynamic as they come and they always get a crowd dancing. At their LA show at FIGat7th, they had members of The Rapture as touring members. I highly expect them to drop the glove-like fitting “California Sunset” a few hours before the real sunset graces Golden Gate Park.

Pale Waves at The Fonda

Pale Waves

1:05 to 1:50 PM at Lands End Stage

I first saw this British dream pop act at SXSW earlier this year and was wowed by how hard their hooks hit you in pretty much every song. They take inspiration from The Cure but combine it with the synthpop sound of the ’80s as well. Heather Baron-Gracie has a unique voice. Their much-anticipated debut full-length album My Mind Makes Noises drops September 14, and Outside Lands will be one of their first major U.S. festival performances. It’s part of a major American tour that ends with an LA date at the Fonda Theatre on Dec. 6 if you can’t make it to SF this weekend!