Outside Lands boasts music, food, wine, beer, and art. Mix those in one of the dopest locations on the West Coast (Golden Gate Park) in one of the raddest cities in Cali (San Francisco) and you’ve got yourself what may be the best festival of the summer!
Outside Lands kicks off August 10 and runs through August 12. 3-day and single day passes are still available, but with an epic lineup including Foo Fighters, Fitz and the Tantrums, Passion Pit, Dr. Dog, Skrillex, Jack White, Santigold, and more (plus comedy presented in conjunction with Adult Swim featuring David Cross, Neil Patrick Harris, etc.), this three day celebration of awesomeness is likely to be full to capacity soon. Don’t act like you don’t want to go. What’s not to get stoked on?
Even with a plethora of awesome festivals across the country, Outside Lands stands above the rest in terms of location and amenities. Even SF Weekly lists their Top 5 Reasons Outside Lands Is Better Than Coachella (including the fact that your face is a lot less likely to melt off in the cool breezes of SF than the scorching Indio valley). Outside Lands also has “Eco-Lands”, a green initiative that’s hitting its 4th year in supporting sustainability, urban farming, and more.
An especially interesting offering is Outsider Art at Outside Lands. Curated by Juxtapoz Magazine, Outsider Art means “music and food lovers will get the chance to explore exquisite installations in an expanded wooded festival space as they venture into Golden Gate Park to see original experiential creations by Juxtapoz favorites Mike Shine, Monica Canilao, Nicholas Krusyk and Tiffany Bozik. The middle of the Polo Fields will host live painting every day by Sam Flores, Nate Van Dyke, Chez, Apex, Aden Catalani, Eos Montana, Skinner and surprise guests.” (via their website). Sounds good to us!