Bands

But all those concerns aside, when Friday evening comes along, odds are even the most self-assured San Franciscans will feel the sinking fear of missing out as videos from the festival start hitting social media. On that note, here are 13 picks from the SFGATE staff of acts that you'll wish you saw from a stage at Golden Gate Park.

In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, Lizzo speaks during the BET Awards.

In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, Lizzo speaks during the BET Awards.

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Lizzo

Saturday, 8:25 p.m., Lands End stage

All the rumors are true: Lizzo is charismatic, triumphant and preternaturally gifted beyond all measure. That much is clear on record. But seeing her live is bearing witness to a rare superstar in her natural habitat, a multi-hyphenate who can sing, dance, rap and twerk — often at the same time, all without breaking a sweat. After a 2020 without many concerts, her energy will likely feel more miraculous and more transcendent than it did pre-pandemic. Hopefully she brings Sasha — her flute — out for a spin at the park. - Joshua Bote

Moses Sumney

Friday, 4 p.m., Sutro stage

Moses Sumney’s voice is a wonder to behold, transitioning between low humming vibrato and falsetto cries with dramatic flair. The Ghanaian American singer-songwriter is a rising star, having opened for the likes of James Blake, Solange Knowles and Sufjan Stevens (he also happens to perform a stunning rendition of Stevens’ “Make Out In My Car”). The next time he comes through SF, expect him to be a full-fledged star. - Madeline Wells

Waajeed

Friday, 3:45 p.m., SOMA Tent

Detroit legend Waajeed has been making music for a very long minute, but odds are you’ve heard the names of his collaborators more than his own. Slum Village, John Legend, Cee Lo Green and Mayor Hawthorne all owe a debt to his beat-making prowess. But in recent years, the boom-bap of his Platinum Pied Pipers hip-hop moniker has evolved into steady four-four kick drums on tasteful tracks on house labels like Lumberjacks in Hell. He’s the type of DJ that you don’t need to have a synthesizer fetish to enjoy, a perfect set to pop in for and have a 15-minute dance party before heading to another stage. - Dan Gentile

Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes perform at Lollapalooza 2019 at Grant Park on Aug. 1, 2019, in Chicago.

Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes perform at Lollapalooza 2019 at Grant Park on Aug. 1, 2019, in Chicago.

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The Strokes

Friday, 8:25 p.m., Lands End stage

It’s been 20 years since New York City rich kids The Strokes released “Is This It” to critical acclaim, spearheading the early aughts garage-rock revival. Since that early fevered peak, the band has released just six LPs to largely diminishing returns (although last year’s “The New Abnormal” quickly became a fan favorite and even scored them a long overdue Grammy). Grizzled veterans of 2001 will tell you the only place to see the somehow-now middle age punk-pop gentry is in a sweaty beer-soaked bar, and that they’ve never been a festival band. But The Strokes only play sporadic festival and arena dates these days, and after years of band infighting and hiatuses, we should be thankful they still play at all. - Andrew Chamings

Caroline Polachek

Sunday, 2:10 p.m., Twin Peaks stage

The former lead singer of Chairlift is renowned for her uncanny ability to sing like a synthesizer (“haters will say it’s autotune”). Polachek released “Pang,” her third solo album and the first under her given name, in late 2019, but her spring 2020 promotional tour was scuttled by the pandemic. More than a year later, she’s released a boppy new single, hinting at potentially lots more new music to come, and will hopefully also be performing the hits from “Pang” that never got their moment to shine. - Victoria Sepulveda

Egyptian Lover

Sunday, 6 p.m., The House by Heineken

Come 6 p.m. on Sunday, Egypt will be the place to be. Few electro acts have had the longevity of Egyptian Lover, whose early hits like “Egypt Egypt” and “I Need a Freak” made trunks rattle in 1980s Los Angeles and somehow still sound like bangers to this day. Although he’s been touring regularly for the past few years, at 58 years old, he could hang up his pharaoh head cloth at any time, so best to catch him now if you haven’t. - Dan Gentile

Kehlani performs during the Sweet Sexy Savage Tour at the Greek Theater on June 23, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif.

Kehlani performs during the Sweet Sexy Savage Tour at the Greek Theater on June 23, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif.

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Kehlani

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., Sutro stage

Not much else compares to an adored, local star's homecoming. With the release of her lovelorn, apocalyptic "It Was Good Until It Wasn't," Oakland's very own Kehlani has leveled up in a major way — a master of R&B who has consistently proven her songcraft and voice to be an emotional wallop. There's a reason so many far-flung rappers, pop stars and DJs hit her up for features. But her heart still belongs to the Bay Area, and her first performance back in San Francisco will be a hometown celebration to not miss. - Joshua Bote

Mxmtoon

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., Sutro stage

Mxmtoon’s music career started in her parents' Oakland guest bedroom, recording songs on her laptop and filming music videos for YouTube. Then, her original songs started to go viral on TikTok — in particular, “prom dress,” a catchy ode to crying at prom. Things haven’t slowed down for the singer-songwriter since, and it’s easy to see why. Come for her earnest and funny social media presence, stay for her intimate acoustic pop with lyrics so relatable it hurts. - Madeline Wells

Khruangbin is a mostly instrumental rock band from Houston that creates a sound that draws from all corners of the world. The band is guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee and drummer Donald "DJ" Johnson.

Khruangbin is a mostly instrumental rock band from Houston that creates a sound that draws from all corners of the world. The band is guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee and drummer Donald "DJ" Johnson.

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Khruangbin

Friday, 5:10 p.m., Lands End stage

If the 2021 Summer Olympics had a category for the world’s coolest band, Khruangbin would have likely made the podium, albeit they could compete under nearly any flag at this point. The atmospheric trio hailing from Houston broke out in the mid-aughts for their press release-friendly inspiration (vintage Thai funk), but has since folded every genre under the sun into a dubby, borderless style that’s perfect for an open-air, late afternoon set. Next time they hit the festival circuit, expect them to be a headliner. - Dan Gentile

Flo Milli

Friday, 5:20 p.m., Twin Peaks stage

Flo Milli s—t! Riding off back-to-back-to-back viral TikTok hits that are legitimately as entertaining in full as they are in 15-second snippets, Alabama rapper Flo Milli's cool, boisterous swagger is infectious — a talent who knows her charms are second-to-none. There's a thrill to hearing hundreds of cool teens rapping along to a viral smash, as if they're all in on an inside joke — and Flo Milli is the ringleader. Hop on the wave early lest you fall behind on rap's next big thing. - Joshua Bote

Tyler, the Creator performs onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.

Tyler, the Creator performs onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.

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Tyler, The Creator

Friday, 8:25 p.m., Twin Peaks stage

Tyler has come quite a ways since his days as an Odd Future provocateur. This summer he dropped “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST,” a hurricane of an album that invokes the glory days of rap skits, savant-level arrangements and even Lil Wayne returning to "Tha Carter III"-era greatness. But what might be more compelling is his evolution visually, directing a suite of videos for the album whose aesthetics have bled over into a Wes Anderson-y stage show that blew minds at Coachella and the BET Awards. - Dan Gentile

Angel Olsen

Saturday, 5:50 p.m., Sutro stage

Imagine this: a hazy view of Golden Gate Park, with a late afternoon breeze settling in and the solitary, spectral voice of Angel Olsen being the only thing cutting through the air. Whether she's doing her homage to 1980s pastiche (her rendition of "Gloria"), an early folk tune ("Iota") or a colossal, Wall of Sound number ("All Mirrors") her voice stands alone, gorgeous, devastating. All this is to say: Her performance is worth catching, a perfect companion for a spooky weekend at Outside Lands. - Joshua Bote

Marc Rebillet

Saturday, 7:10 p.m., Sutro stage

Marc Rebillet’s cheeseball dance music couldn’t be better suited for a festival stage. The self-proclaimed “Loop Daddy” is the most virtuosic improvisational electronic performers since Reggie Watts. Like many musicians, he turned his efforts online during the pandemic, amassing more than 1.5 million viewers for his very first Twitch show. Now uncaged from his bedroom, Rebillet has been garnering rave reviews for appearances at other fests like Austin City Limits, and will likely deliver one of the most talked-about sets of the year. - Dan Gentile

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