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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

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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
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  • 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

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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

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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

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

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 8:43 AM

The 2013 Outside Lands lineup is out!
  • The 2013 Outside Lands lineup is out!

Outside Lands festival organizers today announced the lineup for the 2013 event, and it looks like a big one. Headliners include Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates, and more. The festival takes place Aug. 9-11 in Golden Gate Park. Check out the full lineup poster below:

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

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Outside Lands 2013 Lineup Clues: the National, Wavves, Youth Lagoon, Zedd, and Willie Nelson

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM

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  • You recognize this guy, right?

Last week, we rounded up some of the likely big names for this year's Outside Lands lineup, which included Paul McCartney, Phoenix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Baauer.

The lineup will be announced tomorrow. But before then, festival organizers have been dropping hints on Instagram. Based on those not-so-subtle clues, other acts performing this year will be Grizzly Bear, the National, Willie Nelson, Jurassic 5, and more. Check out the full list of clue leaks below.

See also: Outside Lands 2013: Five Bands To Expect on the Lineup

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Outside Lands 2013: Five Bands To Expect on the Lineup

Posted By on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:04 PM

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Update, 4/10/13: Outside Lands has started dropping clues about the lineup on Instagram, and so far it looks like Grizzly Bear and Chromatics are also playing this year.

It's official: The Outside Lands lineup will be announced a week from today, on April 16, 2013. And while some hints about this year's bill have spilled out on the Internet so far, it seems high time to round up what we know so far. Here, then are six artists we're pretty sure are on the 2013 Outside Lands lineup -- plus a few solid guesses. This year's festival runs Aug. 9-11 in Golden Gate Park.

1. Paul McCartney

We told you a couple of weeks ago about the Last.fm page that showed McCartney playing Sunday at this year's festival. We don't have any more info than that, but as Macca's camp keeps trickling out more U.S. tour dates for the summer, none of them conflict with Outside Lands -- and none announced so far are in the Bay Area. This seems very likely.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Is Paul McCartney Playing Outside Lands 2013?

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM

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Update: Asked to comment on the possibility of McCartney at Outside Lands, a spokesperson for Another Planet Entertainment had only this to say: "We expect to announce the Outside Lands 2013 lineup in the coming weeks. Stay tuned."

Paul McCartney is going on tour this summer, and at least one concert info website says he'll be playing this year's Outside Lands festival. Via an anonymous tipper, check out this Last.fm page that says Macca, the great co-founder of the Beatles and a solo legend in his own right, will be playing our own Golden Gate Park this Sunday, Aug. 11.

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* Saturday Night: Paul McCartney at AT&T Park

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Outside Lands Announces 2013 Festival Dates

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 10:13 AM

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The Outside Lands music festival isn't going anywhere -- in fact it's looking to get even bigger in future years. And organizers just announced the dates for next year's festival in Golden Gate Park. Here's hoping you didn't have any wedding plans or European trips scheduled.

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* Slideshow: Faces of the 2012 Outside Lands Festival

* Old Versus New at Outside Lands 2012, With Old the Heavy Favorite

* Outside Lands Festival Wants to Expand, Stay Through 2021

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