The highly anticipated Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco this year will take place August 11 - 13, on the western side of the city in Golden Gate Park.
The 2017 lineup has not yet been announced, but it is sure to include big names.
Headliners for 2016 included LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, and Lionel Richie. Other top performers included J. Cole, Duran Duran, Zedd, and Lana Del Rey.
Note: The 2017 schedule will be updated as soon as possible. See below for information from last year's festival. Around 70 bands will perform again this year. Here is the list by day:
LCD Soundsystem | J. Cole | Duran Duran | Beach House
Grimes | Miike Snow | Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Thomas Jack | Foals | the Claypool Lennon Delirium
St. Lucia | Polica | Hiatus Kaiyote | Ra Ra Riot
Tokimonstra | Wet | Jidenna | Lapsley | Marian Hill
Caveman | Vulfpeck | Moon Taxi | Lany | Whitney
Radiohead | Zedd | Air | Sufjan Stevens | Halsey
Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram) | The Last Shadow Puppets
Lord Huron | Jauz | Vince Staples | Years & Years
Ibeyi | Peaches | Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
The Wombats | The Knocks | Rogue Wave | Con Brio
Kevin Morby | Fantastic Negrito | Lewis Del Mar
Julien Baker | Declan McKenna | Methyl Ethel
Lionel Richie | Lana Del Rey | Major Lazer
Ryan Adams and The Shining | Chance the Rapper | Miguel
Jason Isbell | Third Eye Blind | Kehlani | Griz | Brandi Carlile
Snakehips | Lettuce | Oh Wonder | Kamasi Washington
Jack Garratt | Rufus Du Sol | Diiv | Natalia Lafourcade
The Oh Hellos | Frances | Haelos | Cloves | Heron Oblivion
Tickets are on sale now. You can buy individual tickets for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. You can also buy a three-day pass for admission all three days.
In addition to the music, Outside Lands is also one of the most talked-about food, wine, and beer festivals in the country.
The Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco draws several high-end restaurants and food trucks to the park. You can find everything from classic grilled cheese sandwiches to Malaysian nachos.
This year, there are more than 50 restaurants and 10 food trucks signed up. Each one offers their two to three most popular dishes.
In addition, this year also features areas dedicated to chocolate (Choco Lands) and cheese (Cheese Lands).
Here are just some of the vendors you will find at the Outside Lands Festival.
This year's Wine Lands area will include almost 150 wines from more than 30 producers. The list includes local California wines from producers such as Hess Collection, Ridge, and AP Vin. Other wineries this year include Hobo Wine Company, Ghost Pines, and Tin Barn.
You will also find some of the best craft beers on the west coast. In total, more than a dozen breweries are already signed up to serve their frosty concoctions.
Local breweries such as 21st Amendment Brewery, Anchor Brewing Company, and Magnolia Brewery will have their beers for sale. You can also find others from Lost Coast Brewery, North Coast Brewing, and Social Kitchen & Brewery.
It wouldn't be a true festival in San Francisco without pieces from local artists on display. This year, you can see live painting, three dimensional installations, and visuals from other surprise guests.
With thousands of people attending, you will want to either grab a hotel near the park or find a good route via public transit. Here are a few details to help you decide.
Your next best option is to stay near the city center, where you can easily catch public transit to the festival. Click the links below to find very centrally located recommendations.
Around the City
The festival is in three areas of the park: Polo Field, Hellman Hollow, and Lindley Meadow. Here is a map showing its location.
If you decide you need to take a break from the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, you can check out some of the other great attractions and activities in Golden Gate Park. These include everything from the California Academy of Sciences to Ocean Beach. Discover more things to see and do here.