Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

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San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
Location(s) San Francisco, California, United States
Years active 2008–present
Date(s) 3rd/4th Weekend of August
Website sfoutsidelands.com
The logo of the event

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is a music festival held annually in San Francisco, California at Golden Gate Park. The first edition occurred from August 22 to 24, 2008, and included over 60 musical acts from around the world, as well as several art installations. The festival grounds included the Polo Fields (home to the Lands End Stage), Speedway Meadow (Twin Peaks and Panhandle stages), and Lindley Meadow (Sutro and Presidio stages). Bringing in 40,000 to 60,000 attendees a day, the inaugural festival was mostly a success; however, it was criticized for its lack of crowd control.[1] The festival was also geared to the new green movement and included numerous initiatives to make the festival eco-friendly, like inviting participants to use ridesharing to get to the event via SunyRide, 511, and Craig's List. The second edition of the festival was held between August 28 and 30, 2009, and streamed live on YouTube via the festival's YouTube account. The festival is produced by Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents, and Starr Hill Presents.

Lineups[edit]

2008[edit]

Friday August 22[edit]

Radiohead, Beck, Manu Chao, The Black Keys, Cold War Kids, Steel Pulse, Lyrics Born, Black Mountain, Benevento/Russo Duo, The Felice Brothers, Howlin Rain, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, Carney

Saturday August 23[edit]

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Primus, CAKE, Steve Winwood, Cafe Tacvba, Lupe Fiasco, Regina Spektor, Galactic's Crescent City Soul Krewe, M. Ward, Devendra Banhart, Matt Nathanson, Sean Hayes, Two Gallants, Dredg, Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck, The Walkmen, Kaki King, The Coup, Liars

Sunday August 24[edit]

Jack Johnson, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Broken Social Scene, Andrew Bird, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Drive-By Truckers, Toots and the Maytals, Stars, Rogue Wave, Alo, Jackie Greene, Los Amigos Invisibles, Mike Gordon, The Cool Kids, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Little Brother, Bon Iver, Vienna Teng, The Mother Hips, The Mighty Underdogs featuring Gift of Gab, Lateef and Headnonic, Nicole Atkins & the Sea, Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, K'naan, Culver City Dub Collective

M.I.A. performing at the festival in August 2009.

2009[edit]

Friday August 28[edit]

Pearl Jam,[2] Incubus, Thievery Corporation, Tom Jones, Silversun Pickups, The National, Q-Tip, Built to Spill, Midnite, Kinky, Tea Leaf Green, Autolux, The Dodos, Los Campesinos!, Akron/Family, The Duke Spirit, Zee Avi, Blind Pilot, SambaDa, West Indian Girl

Saturday August 29[edit]

Dave Matthews Band, The Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta, Jason Mraz, TV on the Radio, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Mastodon, Raphael Saadiq, Os Mutantes, Street Sweeper Social Club, JJ Grey & Mofro, Deerhunter, Lila Downs, Zion I, Bat for Lashes, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Groundation, Dengue Fever, The Dirtbombs, Portugal. The Man, Ryan Bingham, Extra Golden, Infantree

Sunday August 30[edit]

Tenacious D, M.I.A., Ween, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, The Dead Weather, Atmosphere, Lucinda Williams, Alpha Blondy, Brett Dennen, The Avett Brothers, Calexico, Bettye LaVette, Heartless Bastards, Cage The Elephant, Lenka, John Vanderslice, Matt and Kim, The Morning Benders, Darondo with Nino Moschella, Big Light

2010[edit]

Saturday August 14[edit]

Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Gogol Bordello, The Levon Helm Band, Cat Power, Wolfmother, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Tokyo Police Club, Beats Antique, Rebirth Brass Band, Wild Beasts, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub, Langhorne Slim, Mayer Hawthorne and The County, The Pimps of Joytime, Electric Six, Dawes, The Soft Pack, People Under The Stairs

Sunday August 15[edit]

Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Social Distortion, Al Green, Nas and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Temper Trap, Janelle Monae, Amos Lee, The Devil Makes Three, Alexander O'Neal, The Budos Band, Aterciopelados, Garage a Trois featuring Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento, Skerik and Mike Dillon, People Under The Stairs, Vieux Farka Toure, Nneka, The Whigs, Little Wings[3]

2011[edit]

August 12–14[edit]

Muse at Outside Lands in 2011

Lineup announced April 11, 2011[3]

Muse, Phish, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, The Shins, MGMT, Girl Talk, The Decemberists, John Fogerty, Erykah Badu, The Original Meters, Beirut, The Roots, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, STS9, Warren Haynes Band, Big Boi, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Julieta Venegas, Sia, OK GO, The Greyboy Allstars, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Old 97's, Mavis Staples, !!!, Latryx feat. Lyrics Born and Lateef, Best Coast, Collie Buddz, Phantogram, Charles Bradley, Foster the People, Lotus, STRFKR, Junip, Pajama Club, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Vaccines, Toro Y Moi, Vetiver (band), The Limousines, The Stone Foxes, The Joy Formidable, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Wye Oak, Ana Tijoux, Orgone, Lord Huron, Tamaryn, Grouplove, The Fresh and Onlys, Ximena Sarinana, Ty Segall, Sunbirds, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Diego's Umbrella, Ghost Robot, Paper Diamond

2012[edit]

August 10-12

Lineup announced April 17, 2012

Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck, Skrillex, Norah Jones, Sigur Ros, Justice, Dispatch, The Kills, Regina Spektor, Passion Pit, Bloc Party, Andrew Bird, Grandaddy, Big Boi, Explosions in the Sky, Santigold, Franz Ferdinand, MSTRKRFT, Rebelution, Die Antwoord, Fitz and the Tantrums, Portugal. The Man, Amadou & Mariam, Wolfgang Gartner, Fun., Dr. Dog, The Walkmen, Washed Out, City and Colour, Two Gallants, Of Monsters and Men, Mimosa, Alabama Shakes, Reggie Watts, Trampled by Turtles, Tame Impala, Jovanotti, The Be Good Tanyas, Geographer, Sharon Van Etten, Yacht, Sean Hayes, Bomba Estéreo, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Gigantic, Thee Oh Sees, Wallpaper., Tennis, Zola Jesus, White Denim, Allen Stone, The M Machine, Michael Kiwanuka, Tanlines, Father John Misty, Electric Guest, Caveman, Yellow Ostrich, Papa, Honey Island Swamp Band, Animal Kingdom [4]


2013[edit]

August 9-11

Lineup announced April 16, 2013

Paul McCartney, Pretty Lights, Vampire Weekend, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Jurassic 5, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kaskade, The National, Hall & Oates, Grizzly Bear, D'Angelo, Matt and Kim, Young the Giant, Youth Lagoon, Dawes, Band of Horses, Willie Nelson, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Cherub

2014[edit]

August 8-10

Lineup announced April 8, 2014

Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto, Death Cab For Cutie, Disclosure, The Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, Spoon, Atmosphere, Cut Copy, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tegan & Sara, Duck Sauce, Haim, Chromeo, Ben Howard, Lykke Li, Chvrches, Paolo Nutini, Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, Local Natives, Jenny Lewis, Grouplove, John Butler Trio, Tycho, The Kooks, SBTRKT, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Boys Noize, Phosphorescent, Run the Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike), Deer Tick, Holy Ghost!, Warpaint, Flume, Lucius, Typhoon, Dum Dum Girls, The Soul Rebels, Gold Panda, Christopher Owens, Greensky Bluegrass, Bleachers, Big Freedia, Jagwar Ma, Woods, Watsky, Nakho and Medicine For The People, Valerie June, Mikal Cronin, Imelda May, Vance Joy, The Brothers Comatose, Gardens & Villa, Jonathan Wilson, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Givers, AER, Courtney Barnett, Bear Hands, Finish Ticket, The Districts, RayLand Baxter, Night Terrors of 1927, Trails and Ways, Nocona


Early confirmations from either the Outside Lands Twitter or Instagram accounts include; Spoon, The Flaming Lips, Nicki Bluhm, Phosphorescent, Chromeo, Jagwar Ma, Gold Panda, Ben Howard, SBTRKT, Haim, Kacey Musgraves, Local Natives, Run the Jewels, Warpaint, Atmosphere, Paolo Nutini, Tycho, and Lykke Li.

Other Attractions[edit]

Outside Lands also features attractions that focus around food, wine, and art. There is a wine lands portion of the festival that allows people to purchase tickets and sample wine from many different vendors. There are also areas that offer separate entertainment, including a sports lounge, an arcade/bar, and various food and art vendors.

The festival is designed to utilize several strategies of being eco-friendly, as well as to educate the public about eco-friendly movements. There are solar power stages, a refillable water program, a waste diversion program, a recycling program, and bike valet parking program. There have also been workshops to educate about organic food and farming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macktronic: REVIEW: Outside Lands Festival (SF)". Macktronic.blogspot.com. August 25, 2008. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pearl Jam to appear at Outside Lands Festival". Pearl Jam. April 13, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Past Lineups". Outside Lands. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Crazy Horse to Headline Outside Lands". Rolling Stone. April 17, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2013.