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Outside Lands 2023: See Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe and more

Janelle Monáe performs at the Lands End stage as one of the headliners for Day 1 of Outside Lands on Friday. | Morgan Ellis/The Standard

San Francisco kicked off the 15th installment of Outside Lands with floor-splintering dancing, top-tier acts and meandering lines to get into Golden Gate Park for the foggy first day of the city’s marquee music festival.

READ MORE: Outside Lands 2023: San Francisco’s Own La Doña Kicks Off Festival’s 15th Anniversary

Here's a visual recap of Day One.

Kendrick Lamar performs at the Lands End stage as one of the headliners for Day One of Outside Lands on Friday. | Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Janelle Monáe performs at the Lands End stage as one of the headliners for Day One of Outside Lands on Friday. Monae was joined onstage by instrumentalists and dancers dressed in beach-themed wardrobe. | Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Shaquille O'Neal performs at the Twin Peaks Stage during Day One of the Outside Lands 2023 Music and Arts Festival. | Source: Courtesy Alive Coverage
Invisibl Skratch Piklz & Friends perform at the Cocktail Magic stage during Day One of Outside Lands on Friday. | Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Willow performs during Day One of Outside Lands on Friday. | Source: Courtesy Alive Coverage
Paul Banks of Interpol performs during Day One of Outside Lands on Friday. | Source: Steve Jennings/WireImage/Getty Images
Festival attendees cheer for Kendrick Lamar during Day One of Outside Lands on Friday. | Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Miami-born, Los Angeles-based DJ Nala performs a set in the SOMA Tent Friday, before the crowd's floor-cracking dancing forced organizers to shutter the venue for repairs. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Attendees watch Ethel Cain perform at the Sutro Stage Friday. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Ethel Cain, a 25-year-old indie singer-songwriter from Florida, performed an afternoon set on Day One of the three-day festival. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
A performer entertains passersby with giant bubbles Friday at the “Bubble Tea Party.” | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
La Doña performs at the Lands End stage, where San Francisco frontwoman Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea blended sounds from her roots in Latin folk with modern reggaeton, cumbia and hip-hop energy. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Sophia Mitty, left, and Meymey Lee, right, pause to pose during La Doña’s performance. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
The Outside Lands “Bubble Tea Party” is reminiscent of "Alice in Wonderland," with fantastical seating, shopping and food and drink. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Crowds watch Nala in the SOMA Tent, a popular stop for attendees to dance to their favorite electronic music artists. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
A large statue of Outside Lands’ mascot, Ranger Dave, greets attendees as they enter the festival. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
A festival attendee holds a sign for La Doña as they perform at the Lands End stage. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Attendees use chalk to draw on a communal board at the Golden Gate Park Polo Field at the sprawling celebration of music, art and food. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard
Nala performs in the SOMA Tent before the venue's abrupt closure Friday. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard