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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Who Needs Coachella When You Can Go To Outside Lands Instead? Peep This Year's Lineup To See Why

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 10:26 AM


It's likely that more than a few San Franciscan's have (or will be) flipping a shit once they see who's on Outside Lands' 2016 lineup. Because, seriously, it's that good. 

Perhaps the best part about the lineup is the eclecticism of it. Everyone from Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Sufjan Stevens, Halsey, and Beach House to Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Big Grams, Miike Snow, Peaches, The Last Shadow Puppets will be playing. (Also worth mentioning: Duran Duran, Major Lazer, Air, Lana Del Rey, Miguel, Ibeyi, Vince Staples, Kamasi Washington, and the list goes on.) 

Even the newsroom here at SF Weekly is pumped about this lineup. Says our arts and culture editor Peter Kane, "I'm gonna go ahead and say this is the best Outside Lands lineup ever." Ditto, Peter. 

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tickets For Outside Lands Go On Sale Today, But Can You Afford Them?

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Tickets for the ninth-annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, hosted at Golden Gate Park from August 5 to 7, go on sale today. The only problem is the ticket prices are steeeeeeeep — which is saying a lot given that the only tickets available right now are the discounted early bird passes (or, as they call it, eager beaver passes). For $325 (not including the extra $39.95 fee that's also tacked on), you can get a regular admission three day pass — VIP three day passes go for a whopping $715. 

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Elton John Is Still Standing

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 1:47 PM

  • Sugarwolf

“Shut Up and Play the Hits” isn’t just a documentary about LCD Soundsystem’s farewell concert. It’s also a great mantra for headliners playing a music festival when their last no. 1 record charted before the median attendee was born.

Commanding the Lands End stage as Outside Lands’ final performer, Elton John played a higher hits-to-everything-else ratio than even Paul McCartney did in 2013. He opened with “The Bitch Is Back” and “Bennie and the Jets,” and launched into a nice, unbroken string of ’70s favorites: “Tiny Dancer,” “Daniel,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and “Rocket Man,” while the latter half of the just-under-two-hour set leaned harder on the ’80s, with “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” “Sad Songs (Say So Much),” and “I’m Still Standing.” There was no surprise guest George Michael on “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” sadly.

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Outside Lands 2015: Things Done Changed!

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 1:31 PM

The eighth edition of Outside Lands has come and gone, leaving thousands of music fans with sore calves and dusty shoes from tromping around Golden Gate Park for the past three days. There were a number of significant changes to this year's festival, including the shuffling of venue locations and the introduction of RFID-enabled wristbands that replaced paper tickets. Here's a look at what worked and what didn't.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

The Top 10 Music Acts NOT at Outside Lands This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM


Some incredible music (and traffic) is preparing to descend upon San Francisco this weekend, but its not all happening at Outside Lands. Here are our top 10 acts in San Francisco this weekend to catch for those avoiding Golden Gate Park.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Here's Your Outside Lands Lineup: D'Angelo, Elton John, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, and More

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM


Start weaving those whimsical flower crowns now, kiddos: Festival season is officially upon us.

We don't make this proclamation lightly. For one, we've started receiving press releases tailored around festival fashion, as well as pitches about new ways for ladies to relieve themselves whilst enjoying music out of doors. But more importantly, like the first robin of spring — nevermind that San Francisco didn't actually get a winter this year — Another Planet Entertainment has officially delivered the lineup for this year's Outside Lands, which will run Aug. 7 through 9 in Golden Gate Park. (Full lineup both here and below.)

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Outside Lands, Day 3: The Resolution

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 1:51 PM

If Wayne Coyne could spend time in a bubble... - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
  • Christopher Victorio
  • If Wayne Coyne could spend time in a bubble...

After three days all one can really say is "How much dust can build up in a pair of thigh-highs?" to which the answer is, "All of it." With that in mind, let's turn a sated, weary eye one last time to the events of Outside Lands and recall the highs and lows of Day 3.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Outside Lands, Day 2: "Release Your Wiggle"

Posted By on Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM

  • Andrew Dalton
  • Lowe Lands

That's more like it. Gray skies, chilly breeze off the moors clawing at your unreasonablybare legs, the hypnotic oscillation of endless twerking. This is Outside Lands, Day 2.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Janis Joplin to be Honored as a U.S. Postal Service Stamp at Outside Lands

Posted By on Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 11:03 AM

  • U.S. Postal Service
Janis Joplin is joining the ranks of Jimi Hendrix, Harvey Milk and Ray Charles as members of a very exclusive club: the U.S. Postal Service's "Forever" stamp series. And to honor the late singer-songwriter, who called San Francisco home, there will be a few artists who perform covers of her songs at Outside Lands at the Panhandle Stage in Golden Gate Park on Aug 8. at 1:30 p.m. Among those paying tribute will be Mary Bridget Davies, who played Joplin in the Broadway play "A Night with Janis Joplin" as well as Outside Lands performers Kacey Musgraves and Nicki Bluhm.

Art director Antonio Alcalá added a blue tint to a recognizable image of the Mercedes Benz-loving singer; the photo was shot in New York City in June 1970 by music photographer David Gahr — only four month before her untimely death at age 27. Alcalá also added a pink tint to her signature sunglasses, and the text is in the popular 1960s-era psychedelic font — the overall effect is meant to look like a vintage record sleeve. 

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Outside Lands 2013 Lineup: Five Thoughts About the Lack of Hip-Hop and the Loads of Nostalgia

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 2:13 PM


The Outside Lands lineup came out today, which means it's time to argue about whether it's good or kinda good or a total disappointment. Overall, we think the lineup is definitely less compelling than last year, but still reasonably strong. Despite a few complaints (see below), the festival's reputation as a rising player on the national circuit will be maintained. Here are five aspects of this year's lineup that particularly stand out to us. (And remember, the festival continues to add acts even after today's announcement.)

1. There's almost no rap.

As in, one act: the throwback hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5. That's it. For being such a popular genre nationally -- and such an influential one regionally -- it's kind of amazing how underrepresented it is at Outside Lands. And anyone who says live rap sucks obviously wasn't at Big Boi's set last year.

See also: Outside Lands Announces 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Kaskade, and More

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