Panorama Festival, Day 2: Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak Give Ground-Shaking Sets
Panorama Music Festival: Day 2 photos by Vickey Ford/Sneakshot for Okayplayer.
The second day of the Panorama Music Festival was highlighted by Kendrick Lamar continuing to prove himself as a legend in the making, as well as Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada building upon their momentum of a 2016 that’s flying by at light speed.
Kaytranada had the Parlor Stage packed to the point of no return, moving the audience with highlights from his beloved new album 99.9% and his remixes from over the years while a half mile-long waiting in-line hoped to get in. Anderson .Paak also sustained his strong tour run with his band The Free Nationals, filling the entire Pavilion Stage with an audience that had the ground shaking from all of their dancing and jumping. The performer formerly known as Breezy Lovejoy showed his own multifaceted skill set, singing while strutting around the stage at one moment, and belting vocals while tearing up the drums the next.
Top Dawg Entertainment‘s Kendrick Lamar served as the headlining act for the night, and he didn’t disappoint. Armed with a big video screen that portrayed images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President John F. Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Prince and other historical figures and civil rights imagery, Cornrow Kenny ran through his growingly extensive catalog from “Swimming Pools” to “Backseat Freestyle” to “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” to “Alright” to “untitled 07 | 2014 – 2016”. Each cut was rocked with equal conviction, precision and the audience ate right from the palm of his hand.
Other Day 2 highlights include performances by Blood Orange, Tokimonsta, and Sufjan Stevens, who had a visually stunning set. See our photos in the gallery above.
Sunday serves as the final day of Panorama, and will feature performances by Sia, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Flatbush Zombies and SZA. Check our Day One recap and come back tomorrow for photos from Day Three!