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Outside Lands Wraps Up Three-Day Festival With Lionel Richie, Lana Del Ray and Kehlani

Golden Gate Park drew tens of thousands of people on Sunday to enjoy the final day of the Outside Lands Musical Festival. In addition to the 58 artists that took the stage on Friday and Saturday, Sunday welcomed 29 performers — including Chance the Rapper, Lana Del Ray and Miguel — to close the final day of the festival.

Performances kicked off at noon, starting with sets from DJ Derek Hena and Third Eye Blind. The huge outdoor concert ended with longtime performer Lionel Richie, who took to the stage to perform some of his most well-known ballads, such as "Endless Love" and "Dancing on the Ceiling."

Non-musical performances included comedy improv sets from Saturday Night Live performers Fred Armisen and Sasheer Zamata. The festival also featured "Chocoland," a section of the park exclusively selling various chocolatey treats, including liquid chocolate, smores bars and cookies.

Oakland-born pop singer Kehlani was one of Sunday’s highlights, singing to hundreds of fans and expressing her love for the Bay. "The Bay Area has so much talent," Kehlani shouted to the audience at the end of her set, telling the crowd to pursue their passions.

The first night featured 29 artists, including rapper J. Cole, British band Duran Duran and rock band LCD Soundsystem.

People who stayed the entire day rocked out for almost 10 hours, starting at noon. Those who wanted a break from the tunes were able to choose from a comedy set by Emmy-winning comedian John Mulaney and several local improv groups.

Thirty artists, including electronic musician Zedd, indie singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and pop artist Halsey, performed at Outside Lands Saturday. 

Radiohead launched the Outside Lands festival in 2008. The English rock band was one of the headlining acts Saturday. 

The huge outdoor concert — complete with dozens of vendors selling some of the city’s most delicious food — sold out in a mere 45 minutes this year, organizers said. Some bizarre gastronomical combinations included donut cheeseburgers and savory chocolate chip cookies.

More than 60,000 people attended the festival each day, putting the weekend's turnout at almost 200,000, according to organizers.

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