Stylish photos from San Francisco’s Portola Music Festival

By | September 25, 2022

Hosted by Goldenvoice (the promoters of Coachella), this weekend’s Portola Pageant is the newest entry into the canon of San Francisco music festivals. It goals to serve a neighborhood of digital music followers whose tastes are sometimes missed or relegated to smaller levels at different festivals. The lineup is not precisely underground – you possibly can nonetheless catch real pop stars like Charli XCX – nevertheless it’s uncommon to amass a lot DJ expertise in a single place wherever within the nation outdoors of the competition. digital music firm Motion from Detroit.

Charli XCX performs on the Warehouse Stage at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Charli XCX performs on the Warehouse Stage on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Caribou performs inside the ship's tent at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Caribou performs contained in the ship’s tent on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Caroline Polachek performs inside the ship's tent at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Caroline Polachek performs contained in the ship’s tent on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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The primary incarnation of Portola kicked off at Pier 80 on Saturday, with 1000’s of followers touring to the bayside vacation spot nestled simply south of the Dogpatch neighborhood. Though the occasion was just for these 21 and older, the gang was comparatively younger, so competition type was nonetheless a severe precedence amongst attendees, even when the extra preppy types of Exterior Lands had been swapped for extra exaggerated and colourful appears to be like impressed by classic rave style. Many attendees wore leather-based outfits, a style of Sunday’s different huge competition, Folsom Avenue Truthful.

Though the bands’ first day delivered spectacular performances, starting from a jubilant set by the Avalanches to heavy grooves offered by Kaytranada, there have been definitely first-year points. Spotty cell service and web entry is to be anticipated with a significant competition, however service in Portola was basically non-existent, with textual content messages taking hours to ship. Strains for meals had been additionally dangerously lengthy, so Sunday attendees must seize an early chunk or danger spending an hour in line. And noise complaints within the surrounding neighborhood had been additionally excessive, with unofficial studies saying the occasion could possibly be heard within the East Bay.

That mentioned, festival-goers appeared to be having the time of their lives. Listed below are our greatest images from the competition thus far; verify again later within the weekend for extra images of the gang and performers.

Oakland's Joe Bernstein, left, dances during the Avalanches' performance at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Oakland’s Joe Bernstein, left, dances in the course of the Avalanches’ efficiency on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Timmary Van Horn, left, and Laura Presley of Austin, Texas hang out near the Pier Stage at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Timmary Van Horn, left, and Laura Presley of Austin, Texas hang around close to the Pier Stage on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Oakland's Ben Hopfer dances during Jungle's set on the Pier Stage at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Oakland’s Ben Hopfer dances throughout Jungle’s set on the Pier Stage on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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On Saturday, spectators gather near the Pier Stage at the Portola Music Festival.

On Saturday, spectators collect close to the Pier Stage on the Portola Music Pageant.

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Slowthai performs inside the ship's tent at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Slowthai performs contained in the ship’s tent on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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A group of spectators take a selfie during the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

A gaggle of spectators take a selfie in the course of the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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PinkPantheress performs at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

PinkPantheress performs on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Fans react to PinkPantheress on stage at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Followers react to PinkPantheress on stage on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Festival-goers dance to Slowthai inside the ship's tent at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Pageant-goers dance to Slowthai contained in the ship’s tent on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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The Avalanches will perform on the Pier Stage at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

The Avalanches will carry out on the Pier Stage on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Kaytranada performs on the Pier Stage at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Kaytranada performs on the Pier Stage on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Ross From Friends performs inside the ship's tent at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Ross From Mates performs contained in the ship’s tent on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Fans react to Jaime xx's rise to the stage at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Followers react to Jaime xx’s rise to the stage on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Jamie xx performs at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Jamie xx performs on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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Kaytranada performs on the pier stage at the Portola Music Festival on Saturday.

Kaytranada performs on the pier stage on the Portola Music Pageant on Saturday.

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